Roman Makes Headline News

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    Leading UK Shower Manufacturer, Roman Limited, have made headline news by being interviewed live on the BBC News channel, to give their response on the GDP figures, on the day they were announced, and the company used the opportunity to publicly back the Made in Britain Campaign.

    The company were part of a series of four interviews which took place across the Business Park on which they are based. Their Chairman and founder, Gerry Osborne, was interviewed by BBC News reporter, Nick Ravenscroft, who was interested to hear about the contract side of the business, along with the company’s involvement in the Made in Britain Campaign.

    Although the GDP figures indicated a drop in the Construction Industry, Gerry was quick to point out that this figure includes public sector projects and that the private housebuild sector, has been much more positive throughout 2012. As a key supplier into new build residential projects, Roman has seen this sector starting to develop again.

    Gerry then went to talk about Roman’s involvement with the Made in Britain campaign, which was launched in 2011 by Stoves UK. Roman were one of the early backers of the campaign, which now has the support of 600 businesses.

    Gerry commented in the interview: “We’ve had the euphoria of the Olympics. I think that was a great thing for Great Britain, and I think that now what needs to happen is the population, the Government, the opposition, the unions, we all need to get behind Made in Great Britain. Because that’s what’s important. It was a movement that began over 12 months ago and there are now 600 supporters for that, but I think we need 50 million participants for that too.”

    Roman were pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in the interviews, and give the point of view of a manufacturing business. Gerry comments: “We were delighted to find out that Newton Aycliffe was set to be a location for a series of interviews about the economy and the GDP figures. It’s great that our region, and specifically our local area, along with the bathroom industry, was given a voice on a national level. The interview was a fantastic opportunity to talk about the Made in Britain campaign on a national level, and to put it into the spotlight. We were keen to highlight just how vital manufacturing in the UK is, and how important it is for the end user to buy British.”

    Daniel Fountain / 02.11.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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