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Our Mission is Clear...

 

To provide an

outstanding customer experience

where customers will continue to choose

The Yorkshire Tile Company Ltd as their

preferred tile supplier for

choice, value & customer service…

…time and time again.

 

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Introduction

If you are looking for tiles look no further than The Yorkshire Tile Company: with 40 years of experience within the tile industry, we have learnt how to keep our customers happy by offering an extensive range of products and delivering a first class customer service.

 

Over 60 years of history...

1946

Following active service in WW2, Sheffield born Albert Nichols set up his own property repair business and contracts to manufacture tiled hearths to supply a shop on Spital Hill (Sheffield). Just one year later, ably assisted by Ron Simpkins, Albert acquires the local shop and progresses to fireplace manufacture.

1951

Albert buys an ex-coach house in Sheffield, continuing to manufacture fireplaces from the basement.

1969

During the 1960's, wall tile sales had started to overtake fireplace sales and DIY tiling became increasingly popular. Therefore Albert partners with his son, Eric Nichols, to open 'The Tile Shop' on London Road (Sheffield). Sadly, in 1973, Albert passed away.

1974

The 'South Yorkshire Tile Company Ltd' was established and all of the businesses are consolidated to a new site on Hill Street (Sheffield), the present location.

1977

The current Chief Executive Officer - Stefan Firth - joined the company as a warehouse/salesperson.

1983

The current Managing Director - Chris Morrison - joined the company as a warehouse/salesperson.

1985

Stefan Firth was appointed as Associate Director.

1989

Chris Morrison was appointed as Sales Director.

1992

The company opened a second branch in Doncaster.

1994

Further expansion of the company happened as Nortile Distributors was acquired with branches in Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne. Coincidentally, Nortile was also established in 1974. The company name was changed to 'The Yorkshire Tile Company Ltd', but still trading as 'Nortile' in the North East.

2004

Eric Nichols retired from the company allowing Stefan Firth and Chris Morrison to acquire full control of the company. Eric continues to work for the company on a consultancy basis.

2007

In January a fifth branch opened in Worksop.

2012

The Leeds branch was relocated to new premises on Gelderd Lane.

2013

Eric Nichols (former owner of the Yorkshire Tile Company) sadly passes away.

 

Products and suppliers

We source our tiles from suppliers all over the World: UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Bulgaria, Thailand, China and India. This allows us to offer an extensive range of tiles with the latest trends and designs. Included in our portfolio of suppliers are some popular brands including Roca, Imola Ceramica, Vitra and H&R Johnson, to name a few.

Visit our suppliers page for more details of our individual suppliers.

For tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, we sell everything you need including fixing materials, tools, trims and accessories: all supplied from quality manufacturers including Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL), Genesis and Rubi.

In addition to tiles, we also supply a comprehensive range of bathroom suites, furniture and accessories to suit any budget and taste. Sourcing from a range of suppliers - including famous brands Utopia, Novellini, Vitra, and Roca - we can offer complete bathroom suites to individual bespoke designs!

Visit our products page for more details on our wide range of products

Our customers

We sell to both retail and trade customers at all of our five branches. We also supply local businesses with tiles to display in their settings to compliment their bathroom and kitchen displays. We are also proud suppliers of tiles to Jacksons Building Centres: one of the largest suppliers to the building trade in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire with over 30 showrooms/locations.

Our staff

We currently employ 47 sales, warehouse and office staff in total across the five branches. One thing we are particularly proud of is the level of staff loyalty within the company: some members of staff have been with us for over 20 years! On average, our senior sales staff have 10 years experience within the company, which is why our customer service and product knowledge is second-to-none.

The current Managers for each branch are as follows:

Chris Hiley (Sheffield); Ivan Crump (Leeds); James Cooke Thomas (Doncaster); Glenn Duell (Newcastle upon Tyne); Andrew Hay (Worksop).

Our commitment to the environment

We are proud to source our products from suppliers that take positive actions in their manufacturing process to reduce their impact on the environment. This includes recycling ceramic waste, re-using water, and saving energy by speeding up kilns and re-using kiln exit heat.

Furthermore, we have backed some of our supplier's environmental schemes by bringing into stock tiles manufactured from recycled materials, for example, the Forest floor tile range.

In addition to the above, wooden pallets are re-used and second hand pallets are purchased and repaired. Our suppliers also use recycled materials for the majority of their packaging.

We also like to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling paper, ink cartridges and product packaging. In the Administration office, we also support e-billing wherever possible to reduce paper usage. Flat screen monitors are also used throughout our branches instead of CRT monitors.

 

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