Pooling Resources Is Marriage Made In Heaven

Pooling their resources, Paul Woodhead, left, and Robert Coombs, have created the CAW Trading Group.

Starting as separate businesses but exchanging ideas, experiences and problems over many years, the merger of two leading pool companies has seen the creation of the Caw Trading Group – fast becoming one of the biggest forces in the UK pool and spa sector. Paul Woodhead, founder of Aspect Pools, and Robert Coombs, founder of Deep End Pools, are playing to their strengths with a business marriage that has not only survived its honeymoon period but is looking forward confidently to many happy anniversaries ahead. “Both Paul and I were actively looking to break into each others’ markets and both felt, at this level, you could not go it alone,” explains Robert. “So, after many meetings and strategic planning, a merger between the two companies was a natural move,” he says. Caw Trading Group now consists of: Evolution Pools: A specialist in the sales of liners online and budget safety covers Deep End Pools: Offering construction and service, handling project often in excess of £250,000 Aspect Pools: An online sales outlet that is experiencing rapid growth Pool chemicals online: A buy online webstore James White Pools: Working to a well established part of the business model CAW chem: A supply chain to trade buyers taking own label to the next level Both Paul and Robert have had a varied mixture in education Paul having studied IT and Robert, Business Law. Robert expands: “Paul’s strengths within the business are mainly having an eye for detail or a gap in the market while I tend to be able to come up with a solution for many sticky situations on the building side.” Searching further afield for suppliers has opened more doors for the company that will be exhibiting at the UK Pool & Spa Expo in Birmingham in January. “CAW trading group are generally looking forward to the next season. We have an order book for build and refurbishment all we need is some #Funshine.”

Caw Trading Group
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