BELFAST-BASED Portview has won a £10m order to fit-out the interior of a luxury department store in London’s plush West End.
Work on the high-end fit-out, the details of which cannot be identified because of client confidentiality, got underway last week and will run for 8 months.
Confirmation of the prestigious contract comes as the multi-award winning firm celebrates a 30% increase in annual turnover which has risen from £23m to £30m in 2013.
“It has been an outstanding year for Portview,” managing director, Simon Campbell, said today. “As well as seeing strong financial growth in the past year we have completed a number of important strategic initiatives that we believe will strengthen us overall as a business.”
According to Simon Campbell Portview’s strong performance can be attributed to a number of key factors.
“Amongst the most significant elements in our growth is the fact our reputation as a highly capable, innovative and well managed business is really growing within the high-end retail sector. One example of how this has worked in practice came when we were awarded a major project in New York to fit-out Oscar de la Renta’s flagship store in Madison Avenue. This came as a result of the client being impressed with our performance in fitting out its store in Mayfair, London.
“Clients like our approach with involved owner-managers and smart, flexible, empowered teams who display a genuine can-do attitude at all times. When they hire us they know they will get specialist, high-quality support from a team who are interested in building long-term partnerships.”
Within the last 12 months Portview has delivered a number of high profile fit-out schemes, many of which have been in London at locations which include The Montreux Jazz Café in Knightsbridge, Debenhams in Clapham and The Whisky Shop in Piccadilly.
Working with global brands has become stock in trade for Portview Fit-Out due to its impressive combination of craftsmanship and discretion when it comes to working with clients of this stature.
Currently the Portview team is working on equally impressive and ambitious projects in Paris ad Birmingham for international brands – but the need for commercial sensitivity means the company cannot reveal any more details. “Portview Fit-Out shares and respects customer concerns over commercial sensitivities, and in some cases security issues,” Simon Campbell explains.
“We are in the fortunate position of working for many of the world’s top brands throughout the UK and Ireland, but also now internationally.
“We are looking forward with optimism to 2014 with a strong order book and further plans to develop the business on a number of fronts so to finish the year on such a high note is great news for everyone associated with Portview.”