JH Johnson has been providing retail and office fit out services since the early 1980s, retaining repeat clients to this day. The business works nationwide with clients from all walks of life to create a branded image that the public recognises, including blue chip retailers.
The business was originally formed by Jim Johnson as the sole proprietor completing general building works, but quickly established itself as a Shopfitting business developing key business relationships with companies such as Vision Express, Subway, Ramsden Financials and Lunn Poly (now Thomson Holidays). Jim sadly passed away in 2006 and his son, Andrew, took over the running of the business to continue his father’s legacy. The business was incorporated by Andrew as a company in 2010 and has been trading under the alias of JH Johnson Shopfitters Ltd since.
Colin Wilkinson & Dee Clayton bought the business in 2014. Colin had worked with Jim & Andrew for over 30 years and it was a very natural transition for Colin to take over the running of the business. Since the buyout JH Johnson has undergone major redevelopment to bring it up to date with modern procedures and has built on the relationships that were already in place with existing clientele.
JH Johnson quickly integrated with its sister company CD Electrical Ltd, which Colin & Dee had started together in 2006. CD Electrical had traded strongly for many years and had seen a lot of success under Colin’s leadership, building strong and long-lasting professional relationships, through the same business values ingrained in JH Johnson. Sadly, CD Electrical entered receivership in 2016 after suffering a large bad debt that the business wasn’t able to trade through.
JH Johnson offered a swift reaction, encouraging its staff to collaborate with one another and external parties to cement business continuity plans into the day to day running of the business. This had allowed the business to trade through a period filled with nervousness and uncertainty after the demise of CD Electrical and the European Referendum result, while planning for the long-term future of the business.