About Us

Our Values

Our values allow us to come together with a common understanding of what is important and will guide us to build trust and momentum for long term success and to work successfully together.

Innovate and invest today to achieve more tomorrow
Work together to build trusted relationships
Be bold to be awesome
Create and take opportunities that othere daren't
Nurture our work family to discover their true potential
We take pride in the relentless pursuit of our aims and objectives
Find the fun in what we do

Our Story

Nick and Keely started the business in their spare bedroom after a number of years gaining experience in employment which served them well launching and developing Xbite.

2020

Record turnover & further expansion of premises & people

Reaching £42m turnover and further expansion of premises with warehouse space totalling 185,000 sqft and operating from bespoke offices in Barlborough, Chesterfield. The in-house developed ERP system is well into the second iteration along with the Hub4HR platform maturing, delivering key benefits and enhancing the employee experience.

With 130 employees, many of which have been with the company for a large part of its history, we look forward to exploring the future for commercial opportunities and ensuring we “Find the fun in what we do”.

2018

Growth brings further expansion to the new premises

Many elements of the business matured, with the extension of the warehouse and awesome offices being created. Our internally developed HR system started to deliver a positive ROI, introducing great benefits for employees and embracing recognition and reward approach.

2015

Largest investment made in new premises

The largest investment made to date with the purchase of 4 acres of land at Barlborough to build a custom designed warehouse and head office.

The second iteration of our IT system was launched and we expanded the business into new territories as the company dispatched to 120 countries around the world.

2012

People & Category Expansion

Turnover reached £23m

Most of the Senior Leadership Team and senior managers were employed at this point. Little did they know how their careers would progress, with many of them starting in lower roles and working their way up to more senior positions, gaining lots of experience and knowledge along the way.

The company commenced the expansion into new categories and by 2020 these categories would account for 80% of the items sold.

2007

Hard Work pays off with First Premises

With a lot of hard work from a small team and plenty of blood, sweat and tears, the company invested in its first commercial premises. Still exclusively retailing video games, Xbite became a significant independent reseller in the sector. Unknown at the time, this year was an important milestone where Xbite developed the first proprietary IT, ERP system, something that would later become a core pillar to the growth of the company and provide a vital USP.

2004

From humble beginnings Xbite was launched

It was a great time to start an online business on the eBay marketplace with just £1000. It was like the online version of the Wild West in the early days with the company dedicated to retailing video games and accessories. We hired our first employee, Tracie, who is still with the company today!

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