Where it all began
Nick Glynne (our founder) buys Easy Computers in Huddersfield, with a £2000 loan
Nokia unveils the 3310
We mark a new era
We launch 'acernotebooks.co.uk', one of the first websites in the UK to sell laptops online
We have our first big recruitment drive to support our rapid growth
We keep expanding
We move into bigger offices – and fill them almost instantly
Laptops Direct is born
Nick creates a place to sell more laptop brands 'laptopsdirect.co.uk'
We unveil Direct TVs
...and then Aircon Direct
We move... again
Into our new HQ, with a 330,000 sq. ft. warehouse capacity
Appliances Direct gets the go-ahead
We acquire Trade Appliances and rebrand it Appliances Direct
The high street online!
We set up white label websites for Debenhams, Heals, Beales, Robert Dyas and BHS
We enter a new sector
We start to work with all major UK insurance companies
We also launch a new website in Ireland, 'buyitdirect.ie'
It’s time for a facelift
We extend and revamp our HQ, to make more space for a shop
Get the look for less!
We acquire on Furniture 123
PlayStation 4 launches
The iPhone 6 is released
We really start to take off!
We acquire Proflight-UK, a drone dealer, and rebrand it Drones Direct
Another recruitment drive
IT and Logistics this time, to support our expanding operation
We just keep growing
So we open a collection point in Elland, West Yorkshire, with a gigantic 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse
... and growing
We take over Trojan Electronics
We’re ranked 146 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250
We open a new depot in Luton to better serve the South coast
... and growing!
We acquire Better Bathrooms (the UK’s largest bathroom retailer)
Furniture 123 and Appliances Direct win the UK eCommerce awards
We acquire even more warehouse space at our HQ
Continual improvements keep us ahead
Creative ideas will help us beat the competition
Being super efficient allows us to sell at the lowest price
In our product categories is the key to our success.
Are at the centre of everything we do.
We work together to achieve more.