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AMP celebrates silver jubilee with expansion plans

Independent air conditioning distributors AMP is celebrating its silver jubilee year with plans to expand its operations.

Launched in 1989 by founders Polly McConachie and Martin Michaelson, the company has grown to become a £17m turnover business, specialising in high efficiency, premium brand air conditioning.

The AMP team, now 41-strong, is headquartered at Welwyn Garden City with branches in the Midlands and Bristol. All main centres are equipped with training facilities, and the company puts an emphasis on technical training.

The next step is a complete refurbishment of its dedicated Toshiba training centre for installers and field engineers at Welwyn Garden City. It will offer the recently expanded range of practical and theoretical courses launched by the manufacturer.

This year the company is planning a series of industry and customer events to mark its silver jubilee, spanning the year. It’s development plans include continued organic growth, a commitment to achieving ISO 9001 accreditation, plus the coveted Investor’s in People award.

“The key to any business is people,” says Polly. “Our staff are the best in the business, with excellent technical knowledge and a can-do approach, that customers appreciate and rely upon.”

The distributor began trading from an office and warehouse in north London. “At the start, we had just three members of staff,” recalls Martin Michaelson. “Two years’ later, we were expanding with the opening of the Bristol branch. After a lot of hard initial work establishing the business, we were on our way.”


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