In 1991, Martin and Denise Cook established the bathroom company Easibathe. From humble beginnings in a Newcastle upon Tyne lock up, Martin and Denise began building the foundations of what was to become Easibathe and Easiaccess. By 1998, the business had grown significantly and larger premises close to the A1 in Gateshead became Easibathe’s new home. At the time of the move, Martin and Denise wondered if they would ever fill the premises with enough people and product. As it happened, they had nothing to worry about because in the year 2000 they secured their first major council adaptations contract. From that day, the company has gone from strength to strength, resulting in the need to extend, extend and extend again. Both companies have become market leaders in adaptation installations and the below timeline gives you a sense of the companies proud history and how much they have developed.
1991 – 2001
Day 1 started in a small Newcastle upon Tyne lock up, shortly followed by a move in 1993 to a slightly larger site. 1995 saw a second move to even larger premises with a staff of 12, however, the rate of growth meant that even larger premises were soon on the horizon. By 1998, the business had moved to its current location, close to the A1, wondering how the building would ever be filled with enough people or product. In 1999, Easibathe was incorporated and in 2000 Easibathe won its first major bathing adaptation contract which created the platform on which the company could build a solid foundation.
2002 – 2020
2002 saw the beginnings of Easiaccess as Martin quickly realised that while Easibathe were adapting bathrooms, tenants were having difficulties getting in and out of their homes. So as the ramp development got underway, so the first extension began on the original Easibathe building. In 2003, the first major ramp adaptation contract was awarded to Easiaccess and by 2007, a further extension (now home to Easiaccess) of 2 separate units was required on the main site. In 2008 Easiaccess were winners at Interbuild for Product Innovation and more locally Easibathe and Easiaccess were a Business Award Winner in Tyneside and Northumberland. Fast forward to 2020 with a further building added, several key contracts won and 60 staff working across both Easibathe and Easiaccess and we would still like more space!