Cooks is celebrating 50 years of success, growth and innovation as a company. weinor has accompanied the company as a partner for 30 years.
Cooks Blinds & Shutters Ltd is based in Norwich, Norfolk and was established in 1965. As a family company, they have upheld their traditional values, in an ever- changing industry, with the support of staff, customers, dealers and distributors. They have continued to grow over the years enabling them to put together a highly skilled and experienced team. This gives them the versatility to meet demand for the latest trends and techno-logical advancements in Blinds and Awnings, Curtains and Track systems, Industrial Doors and Shutters, Security products, Garage Doors, Acoustic Folding Partitions and Agricultural Doors. Around 70 staff are employed by the company, many of whom are long-serving members of the team, as well as the third generation of Cooks who have earned their respective positions.
The Focus is on Quality
Continuous investment in people and in the business, high quality products, continuous training and putting their customers first, has ensured the continuous success of the company. This is where weinor comes into play; Cooks has been supplying quality products from weinor for 30 years.
A year of Celebrations
As part of their momentous year, Cooks have been celebrating with a series of events to raise money for their chosen charities. They took part in the Norwich GoGoDragons2015 art trail where they sponsored a 5ft dragon, which was part of a trail of 84. The Cooks dragon ‘RaptorsFire’ was then auctioned off in October and raised £5200 for Break Charity. Cooks also held a Charity Challenge day in August where employees and directors took to the water in a sponsored rowing race of 10km in teams of 8 in fancy dress.
They also held a Celebration Charity Ball in October where staff, customers and suppliers could toast 50 years of hard work and dedication. The combined total raised was £6400 for NANSA, a Norfolk charity which sup-ports people with disabilities and helps them to gain independence and become fully integrated into society. Cooks are also building a new, larger showroom; their aim is to make it an interactive experience for their customers, current and new, which will ensure the company continues to grow.