Multi-site floorcoverings wholesaler STS Flooring Distributors returned to profitable growth in the year to end December.

The privately owned Kent company grew sales by 7.3 per cent to £22.2m in 2014, reversing a 3 per cent decline in revenue the previous year.

STS claims to be the largest independent flooring wholesaler in the South East, and trades from its HQ and main depot in Orpington and further depots at Croydon, Watford, Thame and Cambridge.

Profits also climbed, with the company making £301,818 at the pre-tax line, up 61 per cent on the £187,214 registered a year earlier. Year-end net debt was flat at £2.5m.

* Figures from the consolidated accounts of Stair Tread Holdings Ltd