Since beginning in 2003, selling on eBay using the trading name 'Container Clearance Company', JB Global has experienced unprecedented success. In just over two years of operating, the company was named eBay UK's largest retailer by turnover in 2006. Shortly after this feat, the company set up three main sites: OFL Home, The Online Furniture Shop and, our flagship brand, Oak Furniture Land.
In December 2008, JB Direct was established; a delivery and logistics company created by Jason Bannister to service all of his furniture companies and bring delivery "in-house". This service has proved to be overwhelmingly successful across the board by cutting out the middle man and passing the savings on to our customers.
We always look to manage as much of the supply and distribution chain as possible so that we can ensure the highest quality product at every step. For this reason we currently employ over 500 people worldwide covering all disciplines from design, manufacture, customer service, sales, marketing, IT and even our own delivery company to ensure that we are always in control of the high standards we set ourselves and would expect to see in any of our products or services.
The success of the company over a relatively short period of time has been outstanding, with year-on-year growth of over 40% and annual sales jumping from around £2.7million a year in 2006 to over £35million in 2010. This impressive growth was recognised in 2011 for the second consecutive year by The Sunday Times Fast Track 100; a prestigious league table of the fastest growing companies in the UK.
|2002||JB Global is founded by entrepreneur, Jason Bannister|
|2003||Container Clearance Company begins trading on eBay UK in October|
|2005||JB Global is established as a limited company|
|2006||Becomes eBay UK's largest retailer by turnover|
|2006||Launch of theonlinefurnitureshop.com and oakfurnitureland.co.uk|
|2008||Creation of delivery service, JB Direct|
|2009||Launch of oflhome.co.uk, an upmarket furniture retailer|
|2010||Launch of Oak Furniture Land showrooms in Cheltenham, and Chester|
|2010||In December 2010, Oak Furniture Land recognised as 34th fastest-growing independent retailer in the UK|
|2011||Launch of Oak Furniture Land showrooms in Bolton, Chippenham, Edinburgh, Farnham, Glasgow, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Reading, Solihull and Thurrock.|
|2011||First television advert aired on 14th August, 2011|
|2011||In October, Oak Furniture Land move their distribution centre to a larger 200,000 sq ft premises in Swindon.|
|2011||Recognised for second consecutive year in December as one of the UK's fastest growing independent retailers by Sunday Times Fast Track 100.|
|2012||Launch of Oak Furniture Land showrooms in Dundee, Enfield, Cardiff, Watford, Croydon, Hedge End, Cambridge, Stockton, Livingston, Brighton, Tamworth, Poole, Stevenage, Norwich, South Ruislip, Hull, Burnley, Cribbs Causeway, Gateshead, Swindon and Banbury.|
|2013||Recognised for third year as 51st fastest-growing independent retailer in the UK by Sunday Times Fast Track 100.|
|2013||Launch of Oak Furniture Land showrooms in Yeovil, Macclesfield, Sheffield, Nottingham, Aberdeen, Preston, Tunbridge Wells, Swansea, Chester, Ipswich, Canterbury, Oldham, Ayr, Guildford, Huddersfield, Glasgow GWR, Spekeand Chelmsford.|
|2014||Launch of Oak Furniture Land showrooms in Merry Hill, Exeter, Portsmouth, Orpington and Peterborough.|
|2014||Recognised for a forth year as 37st fastest-growing independent retailer in the UK by Sunday Times Fast Track 100.|