Nick Glynne (our founder) buys Easy Computers in Huddersfield, with a £2000 loan
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 move into bigger offices – and fill them almost instantly
Nick creates a place to sell more laptop brands 'laptopsdirect.co.uk'
We unveil Direct TVs
...and then Aircon Direct
Into our new HQ, with a 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse capacity
We acquire Trade Appliances and rebrand it Appliances Direct
We set up white label websites for Debenhams, Heals, Beales, Robert Dyas and BHS
We start to work with all major UK insurance companies
We also launch a new website in Ireland, 'buyitdirect.ie'
We extend and revamp our HQ, to make more space for a shop
We acquire Furniture 123
We acquire Proflight-UK, a drone dealer, and rebrand it Drones Direct
IT and Logistics this time, to support our expanding operation
So we open a collection point in Elland, West Yorkshire, with a gigantic 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse
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
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
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