Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Installation & Distribution of Kitchens and Kitchen appliances
  • Year established:
    1988
  • Website:
    http://www.dbd.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Boundary Park, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 7GE

About DBD

DBD Distribution have been delivering appliance and kitchen solutions to the construction and house building industry for over 25 years.

Based in Hemel Hempstead and with five locations across the UK, today the business is the UK’s leading contact appliance distributor and premium kitchen furniture supplier.

The company attributes its continued success to the fact it has always stayed true to its core values, which are to be helpful, ethical and innovative. These principles are encouraged by managers who are given continued coaching sessions to ensure these values remain throughout their work.

Leadership at DBD Distribution - headed up by Managing Director Sam Firth-Bernard - have a range of targets and ambitions in their sights to ensure they continue to move forward. For example, they want to supply kitchen appliances to all of the top 15 UK home builders and install 2,000 kitchens in the same year by 2020.


What is it like to work for DBD

Leadership
Leadership
Sam Firth-Bernard spends a lot of time with the employees, both at an individual level and by holding meetings to promote openness and direct communication. He also encourages staff to bring their families to work to see the working environment and be engaged with the company.
My Manager
My Manager
All managers that attend leadership training have a follow-up meeting to agree a development plan with their line manager. This is reviewed alongside their objectives from their annual review to ensure they are on track and working towards the same vision.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
In 2018, the company sponsored the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT), holding various fundraising activities to raise money for the charity. Activities included taking part in a Tough Mudder race, holding a sponsored walk and organising a cake sale.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    17%

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Staff:

    184

  • Average Age:

    36

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Male : Female:

    66% / 34%

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