2024 marks an extraordinary milestone for Elite—a year that radiates with significance as we proudly celebrate our 70th anniversary as a business. This monumental occasion isn’t just a marker in time; it’s a platinum celebration that symbolizes seven decades of resilience, growth, and a commitment to excellence. As we start this year, we’re thrilled to unveil an array of exciting events, charitable initiatives, and cutting-edge product launches—inviting you all to join us in the festivities that define this exceptional year.

Our journey traces back to humble beginnings in the Gorbals, where Elite emerged as a small retail business. Fast forward through the years, and the Weiss/Winston family has steered Elite through generations, ensuring its legacy as a successful, enduring, and family-run enterprise. From its inception in 1954 as a retail bedding company, Elite’s founder, Fred (the bed) Weiss, laid the foundation for a business that would stand the test of time.

Fred Weiss Elite's Founder

Fred’s entrepreneurial spirit was the driving force that propelled Elite forward. Building relationships with businesses across the city and beyond, Elite transitioned into a contract furniture company nearly 30 years ago, venturing into new markets with expanded volumes.

The dynamic nature of the furniture industry, with evolving regulations in fire safety and environmental material use, required adaptability. Elite’s on-site manufacturing capabilities empowered us to seamlessly adjust to changing times, introducing new styles and designs to change with the times.

 

 

A Year of Exciting Events 

As we step into the current year, the Elite team is buzzing with creativity and enthusiasm. We’re gearing up for an exciting lineup of activities, including group trips, the unveiling of innovative products, city-wide giveaways, showroom transformations, launches, meticulously crafted brochures, exclusive merchandise, and participation in noteworthy events and exhibitions. It’s all hands on deck as we propel full steam ahead into this momentous year.

We’re eager to reconnect with familiar faces and forge new connections throughout the year. Stay in the loop by following us on social media for real-time updates on our endeavours. Additionally, joining our mailing list ensures you’re among the first to receive the latest news and exclusive announcements.

The Elite Contract Furniture Company celebrating at Glasgow Business Awards

As we raise a toast to 70 years of excellence, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for being an integral part of Elite’s journey. Here’s to the past, present, and an exciting future that we’re thrilled to share with you all. Cheers to 70 years and beyond!