Bristol based rapid growth start up wins national award

Rapid Fire Supplies

Bristol-based Rapid Fire Supplies, has won Growth Business of the Year at the Start Up Loans Delivery Partner Awards.

The national online awards event was held on Thursday 22nd April, to celebrate the achievements made through the Start Up Loans scheme during 2020.

Craig Eddy and Nikki Little, Directors of Rapid Fire Supplies (which doesn’t just supply fire-related products but also bulk-buys PPE, Covid testing kits and workplace safety goods and passes on savings to customers), is a client of angel investors SWIG Finance, and was launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the business has gone on to create a substantial impact, not just for the business itself, but also for its employees and the community it serves.

SWIG Finance’s Business Manager, Sarah Osborn, commented “Rapid Fire Supplies entered the market just at the right time. In the current crisis, the logistics industry is playing an essential role in holding the economy together and Craig and Nikki have put a lot of work into ensuring that the business will successfully meet the challenge”.

As well as creating new jobs, the company has signed up to the National Living Wage scheme. Sarah added “Craig and Nikki are determined not just to do well as a business, but to be a good employer and build a company with a first-class reputation”.

SWIG’s Managing Director, John Peters, said: “We’re very pleased that Craig and Nikki have received recognition for what they have achieved in a very short space of time. Operating through the pandemic has been a challenge in itself – Rapid Fire Supplies have gone above and beyond that to create a business they can be proud of”.