Stands Out


James Duncalf always had a desire to be his own boss and be in control of his future and knew he could successfully pursue his dream. Starting any business from scratch is challenging and cashflow in the early years was difficult to manage. James knew that persevering through these times would be worth it. Another challenge in the early days was James and his wife managing each and every aspect of the business themselves, having to be experts in NPD, accounts, sales, despatch and customer service. A lot of lessons were learnt during those times.

Success Factor

The rapid but sustained growth is a result of the daily contributions of the remarkable individuals who make up the team. Everyone comes into work and gives 100%. James and his wife have kept a very hands-on role in the business, they are involved in every aspect of the business and strive to keep the working environment a friendly, positive and energetic place to be. Stands Out has continually developed fantastic, fresh products at affordable prices and developed display stands for these products which are greatly desired by their customers. Stands Out has put systems in place that allow it to bespoke both the products and stands for customers and this has enabled the firm to expand into previously untapped sectors. Stands Out continually looks to improve what it is doing, investing in new systems and constantly looking at ways to improve its service.

The Future

First and foremost, Stands Out will continue to look after all its existing customers in the best way possible and will look at improving systems to become more efficient and productive. Their product range is constantly expanding and it will look to bring out more exciting, fresh & desired products for each market it has. Stands Out is looking to expand in its export market as they have experienced huge growth in this area over recent years.