Topps Tiles opened its first store in 1963 and, 60 years on, is the leading, omni-channel tile specialist in the UK, focused on the domestic RMI market, and still retaining significant opportunities for further profitable growth.
Parkside is a specialist tile distributor, aimed at architects, designers and contractors in the commercial market. Becoming part of Topps Group in 2017, it is now a top-five competitor within the sector.
Our expertise in the ranging, sourcing and procurement of tiles and associated products on a global basis is a core specialism of the Group, and a significant driver of our competitive advantage. Our scale allows us to work directly with carefully selected manufacturing partners from all around the world to develop and produce differentiated products that are innovative, of high quality and, often, exclusive to Topps Group.
All of the businesses within Topps Group are supported by our Leading People strategy. Our product specialism requires both technical knowledge and inspirational selling, with customers ranging from architects to tradespeople and homeowners. This variety means that we require our colleagues to be able to work and communicate effectively across customer groups, requiring high levels of capability and engagement.
Leading our industry in terms of our environmental credentials is becoming ever more important. This is the third year that Environmental Leadership has been embedded in our Group strategy and we have continued to make good progress. Our strategy is based around two pillars – carbon reduction and circularity – underpinned by strong governance.