SCP

Published by Allan Pinner  on 1 January 2019

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SCP (UK) Ltd is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool equipment and spas. They have an extensive catalogue covering a range of over 500 products used in swimming pool builds and maintenance which are supplied through appointed dealers. These include chemicals, filters, pumps, covers and spas. They are one of the leading distributors in the UK.

The company is owned by Pool Corp Inc., the largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool equipment and supplies in the world. It has a turnover approaching US$2 billion and over 300 sales centres in the US and Europe. It has a presence in seven countries in Europe.

Pool Corp Inc. entered the UK in 1998, purchasing two companies that were merged to form SCP (UK) Ltd. Over 30 people are now employed across their two sites in Basildon and Crawley.

Dash Ganeson joined the company as Finance Director in 2003 and was made Managing Director in 2013. Kreston Reeves were appointed in 2009 to handle their statutory audit and UK tax compliance.

Dash explained “Previously we were using one of the big four accountancy firms and paying two or three times the [Kreston Reeves] fees and not getting the expected service at all. Their tax and audit departments did not talk to each other. I feel as if I am now dealing with a team and that team is very stable. It has been Allan Pinner from day one and the same tax team. The audit is well planned and has always gone smoothly. It takes up less of my time. It was a painful exercise in the past. They [Kreston Reeves] thoroughly understand what our needs are. It is all very clean and efficient. Most importantly, we are getting the best value for money in terms of audit and support services.”

Whilst many companies have struggled during the economic downturn, the support provided by Pool Corp Inc. has enabled SCP to strengthen their position. They have enhanced their service, encouraging more dealers to supply their products. Early in 2013 an After Sales Service Department was set up to answer technical queries and handle warranty issues. The team are fully equipped to carry out repairs, providing added value for customers.

Value is important for Dash “We had a huge issue with our tax when we appointed Kreston Reeves… The advice and support that we get from Kreston Reeves is second to none and comes at a very reasonable cost.”

Kreston Reeves and SCP

"Kreston Reeves thoroughly understand what our needs are. It is all very clean and efficient. Most importantly, we are getting the best value for money in terms of audit and support services."

Dash Ganeson, Managing Director SCP (UK) Ltd

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