The Story of The Glass Yard Speedshop...
Securit Gb Ltd was created in 2004, via the husband and wife team, Phil & Caroline Churm.
The business was originally a manufacturing-based company, which was based in Staveley and then on Foxwood Road Chesterfield.
For eight years, the company created a full range of metal storage units for motorcycles, mobility scooters & bespoke stores, which were delivered nationwide.
In 2007, Securit Gb Ltd was a running up of the Barclays trading places award, which opened doors to many contracts and companies.
Unfortunately, things changed during the banking crisis & recession, the cost of fuel and materials was unsustainable to carry on manufacturing, which is like today.
Many companies would have closed company but instead, Securit Gb Ltd moved into the Clocktower Business Centre, where they created Shop4bikers & Shop4truckers brands, which specialize in accessories and merchandise for the biker and trucker.
During this period, the Securit Gb Ltd team imported 90% of it's products from Italian brands. The brands were new to the UK market which gave them the edge over other companies. The products are available on a wide selection of online platforms e.g. Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and their websites & at nationwide events.
In 2015, Phil & Caroline were approached by Gruppo Pritelli, the leading manufacturer of motorcycle merchandise to become their partner in selling the official Yamaha, Kawasaki, Marquez, Simoncelli, and many other leading riders' brands of clothing within the MX GP & WorldSBK series.
This opened doors for the company to work with a wide variety of teams and riders in selling & producing merchandise e.g. Aruba Ducati, MV Augusta, Leon Cameron, Eugene Laverty, Micheal Van Der Mark, Alex Lowes, and Chaz Davies.
This ended due to Brexit, as they could not continue to travel selling products within Europe.
This meant 50% of the turnover was lost. This meant that Securit Gb Ltd underwent another change.
They carried on importing the accessories, but moved mainly into the truck lines, and started to sell products to trade and more trucking-related events.
They invested in locating more UK-based companies for products and stock, which meant less money taken by import taxes and quicker lead times.
In 2019, MotoWear was launched which is a unique motorcycle & trucker merchandise.
Where 75% of the product lines are designed and printed in-house. The rest of the lines are manufactured in the UK.
During Covid, the company saw a growth in its online sales.
Securit Gb Ltd took on the opportunity of the grant and loan money for the business.
This enabled them to invest in new print machines and time to design & create new exciting lines.
As the country opened up, they returned to events with an exciting new range.
The latest, change is that they have invested in opening a shop, at the new The Glass Yard development.
Many companies are closing shops, but they want to open a destination for people to visit in person.
It's a unique open-plan shop, with the motorcycle, truck accessories, and merchandise and the rest is the design & print shop.
They can create one-off merchandise for presents and companies.
As many of the products are online, you can click and collect.
The Glass Yard SpeedShop is born! They are having a two-wheel event on 2nd October 2022, come & visit.
They are going to offer events during the year.
Why The Glassyard and Why Chesterfield, what’s so good about doing business here?
The Glass Yard is an amazingly fresh & modern place to work and trade.
As soon as we visited the place we knew we wanted to open a shop.
There are two hours of free parking and an amazing restaurant on site, The Batch House.
We have always been located in Chesterfield, we love the people and Phil grew up in the area.
The council has always been proactive towards small businesses.
We have a lot of support in the area from family and friends.
We hope that The Glass Yard SpeedShop will increase our sales and give the customer a different experience other than online.
Shops are not dead as a concept, but the developers and Council need to offer different ways of shopping and experiences.
People want parking & pleasant way to shop.