RBS provides multi-million-pound boost for furnishing contractor
Royal Bank of Scotland has provided a £3.2 million funding package to The Furnishing Service Limited (TFS) to grow the Scottish business’ presence in England and service increase client demands.
As well as supplying furniture and white goods to a range of clients, the East Kilbride-based company creates employment opportunities in local communities and has helped support over 50,000 vulnerable families to date.
TFS, which also has branches in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dingwall and Merthyr Tydfil, plans to use the funding to build its presence south of the border and service increased business demand from clients.
Currently on the Scotland Excel framework, TFS provides domestic furniture across the social housing sector to housing associations and local authorities, helping them support the most vulnerable in society. It also has student accommodation providers, care homes and serviced apartments amongst its client portfolio.
Over the past three years, TFS has recruited more than 70 new members of staff through its community benefits programme which provides training and employment opportunities for vulnerable members of the community.
It has also supported 19 modern apprentices, some who have experienced homelessness and mental health problems, as well as delivered a bespoke training programme for young people with additional support needs.
Randle Wilson, managing director of TFS, said: “Our ethos is rooted in providing a high-quality and efficient service to customers, and we also take great pride in engaging with communities which in turn, boosts local economies. To date, we’ve helped support more than 50,000 vulnerable families and that is something we’re immensely proud of.
“The funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland will allow us to build our presence across the UK, and it will also put us on the map as a leader in corporate social responsibility within our sector.”
Charles Robertson, relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “It’s extremely encouraging to see a company so heavily invested in supporting local communities. Helping TFS take the next step in achieving its ambitious business goals has been rewarding and we wish the team continued success in the future.”