Speedy School Supplies has been a family owned business specializing in the supply of art and craft associated products to schools, childcare and community groups for more than 23 years. The business is proud to be a preferred supplier to the Queensland Department of Education.
Current owners, Malcolm and Aileen Roberts, took over the business in November 2013 and both play an active role in the day to day running of the business. Being qualified teachers with over 50 years education and commercial experience helps them understand the needs of their customers. Their adult children also help out on a part-time basis with various administration and IT tasks.
Malcolm and Aileen were attracted to the business based on its reputation and image. Speedy School Supplies is widely recognized among educational providers as being friendly, professional, highly customer focused and very service orientated. There is an extensive range of popular art, craft, paper and learning products on offer enabling teachers to provide great learning and play experiences to students.
“When we were looking at buying the business we approached John to value the business to make sure the asking price was reasonable. John was able to help us negotiate a better price and structure the deal the best way for us,” recalls Malcolm.
Since acquiring the business, the owners have implemented a number of initiatives to improve efficiencies, including:
- New online website
- Advanced online payment system
- Cloud based accounting
- Updated company logo
- New product range
Now that the company has improved the internal operations and redefined the customer market, it is in a good position to consolidate upon the growth strategy. “The key driver of revenue growth for us is creating a great shopping experience for the customer and keeping things simple,” says Malcolm. “The focus is always on friendly service, value for money and competitive pricing.”
As the company name suggests, ‘speedy’ delivery of product is important to its ongoing success. The owners will continue to develop and improve the business and product range to deliver the buying experience to all customers.
If you would like to know more about Speedy School Supplies, please visit their website at www.speedyschoolsupplies.com.au