A fast-growing copier firm creating an extra 10 jobs has been hailed by Lesley Griffiths AM as a role model for those wanting to replicate their success.
Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, welcomed Wrexham Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths to his firm’s main base at the Wrexham Industrial Estate to celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary.
He set up Rawson Digital in the back bedroom of his home when the wider UK economy had only just started to emerge from the financial crash of 2008.
He now leads a team of 15, creating three of those jobs in the last three months, and the firm is currently expanding to take over the full Bridge Business Centre unit it currently occupies.
Vaughn has already set his sights on the next five years. He aims to double his turnover to £4m, create 10 new jobs, and have an extra 1,500 Rawson Digital machines out in businesses across the UK.
Lesley Griffiths AM said she was delighted to visit a Wrexham firm that has evolved in a relatively short space of time into a company employing 15 people.
She was also impressed to hear that a further 10 jobs were on the horizon over the next few years to cope with the company’s expanding workload, including more Welsh speakers to better service the firm’s growing client base across the North-West Wales region.
She said: “The jobs Rawson Digital are creating are well-paid jobs in a successfully growing company and that’s great news for Wrexham.
“I look forward to seeing Rawson Digital’s continued expansion and I’ll be watching the company’s progress in the coming years with interest.
“There is little doubt in my mind that this is a progressive and forward-thinking company that will continue to exceed expectations.
“Their constant quest for excellence and to be the best at what they do is a great example of how to be successful in business.”
The Wales Fast Growth 50 firm supplies and maintains photocopiers and printers to companies across North Wales and the North West.
Clients include pharmaceutical giant Wockhardt UK, global software leaders Wolters Kluwer, aerospace design, manufacturing and engineering giants Triumph Group and the luxury hotel, golf course and spa Carden Park in Cheshire.
Vaughn said: “It has been a pleasure to welcome Lesley to our Wrexham office, especially at such a celebratory time for the company.
“Last year was a terrific growth year for us. We opened a second sales office, doubled our turnover and took on and renewed contracts with a variety of high-profile companies.
“At the end of last year, just before the company’s fifth anniversary, we also took on three new staff – a new sales manager, a sales trainee and a new service technician.
“At around the same time, we were also asked by Xerox to come on board as one of their approved suppliers which is also a great achievement for us.”
“I am really proud of what has been achieved so far and I could not have done it without the loyal team we have here at Rawson Digital who are as dedicated as I am to providing a first-rate and honest service to our valued customers.”