Scissors manufacturer a cut above competition
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 5 Jun 2018
A CUTTING-edge Hull company, which manufactures scissors for the hairdressing industry, has won a hat-trick of national awards for its products and service.
Matakki, based on the National Industrial Estate, in west Hull, won best customer service and best tools, equipment or furniture supplier, as well as being rewarded for its use of social media, at the National Hair and Barber Awards in Birmingham.
The specialist scissors manufacturer was established in 2003 and has cemented its place as one of the best in the business.
James Curd, director at Matakki, said: “It has always been imperative to me that, as a company, Matakki values our clients and prides itself on being a reliable, trustworthy and customer-focused company.
“We offer the assurance that customers are buying a genuine award-winning product from a reliable and credible company with additional award-winning customer care.
“I truly believe that other companies in the industry simply cannot match the passion and methodical precision which our designers and craftsmen invest into their work.”
The National Hair and Barber Awards night was held at Birmingham’s NEC Arena.
A total of 14 awards were up for grabs on the night. Matakki entered three categories, and won each one.
Ailey Barrett assesses products manufactured by the award-winning company
Emma Curd, operations director at the company, said the customer service award was the one they were desperate to win and said the trio of awards had been a surprise.
She said: “We get really positive feedback from our customers on their experience, and we know we deliver a good service, so that was the one we really wanted to get.
“We also have a good presence on social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but we were up against massive brands so were not sure of our chances.
“The third award we were sure was going to go to someone else, so to get all three was just incredible.”
James Curd launched Matakki in 2003 with £1,000 of his own money.
He brought 20 years of experience in the industry to the company, which has now grown to have a portfolio of leading hairdressers and barbers across the world.
Big names using Matakki’s products include 2015 British hairdresser of the year Marcus King and Scottish award-winning barbers Hard Grind Barbering.
“I am extremely proud of the internal team which works tirelessly to assist me in realising my vision as well as the ambassadors and distributors who support us internationally in our work,” Mr Curd said.
“This is a fantastic display of what teamwork and strong business relationships can achieve and I am truly overwhelmed by this result.”
The awards night was held on May 20, and was hosted by TV presenter Gina Akers.
The ceremony celebrated the most highly commended brands in beauty, hair and barbering.