Romans Get Fit and Go Green

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    British shower manufacturer and designer, Roman, has reported they have seen a large surge in the amount of employees who are cycling and walking into work at their head office, with a massive 15% of staff now regularly walking or cycling in each week, despite their out of town location. This figure, from British Shower Manufacturer and Designer, Roman, beats the average national statistics for England, which highlights that 10% of adults in England cycle at least once per week.

    With their interests sparked by this sudden increase, Roman, have spoken to their employees about this trend, and found out there was a wide range of reasons for this change. The reasons varied from saving money on transport, to those who are working to get fit, through to the recent change in weather, along with those who are being mindful of the environment.

    Graham Speed, Roman’s Product Manager, commented: “Cycling to work is a great way for me to get some extra exercise in each week. I enjoy keeping fit, so my daily bike ride to and from work has become part of my weekly training routine.”

    Speed is in good company, as a number of Roman employees are in training for a variety of sporting events including; triathlons, the Great North Run, Tough Mudder, the Spartan Race and various 10k races, so for them cycling and walking to work has become part of their training regime.
    For others, it’s just a regular part of their daily routine. Customer Relations Advisor, Gavin Gorman, commented: “I walk every day – sun, rain, snow, everything. I live fairly locally so the walk doesn’t take too long.”

    Roman provides bike racks for their employees, so they can park their bikes securely during the working day and have always seen employees taking advantage of this, but this has become increasingly popular over the last few months.

    David Osborne, Managing Director, commented: “It’s great to see so many of our employees cycling and walking to work. It’s such a great way to get fit and healthy. Not only is it good for their own well-being, but it’s also great for the environment, with less people driving. From our point of view, we as a manufacturer are always working to reduce our impact on the environment, and we hold ISO14001 accreditation. We are delighted to see so many of our employees are choosing to leave their cars at home, and cycling in to work so regularly.”

    Daniel Fountain / 15.08.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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