The government’s new Export Minister said he was impressed by the “innovative” products being produced at a Newton Aycliffe firm on a visit this week.
Shower manufacturer Roman welcomed Andrew Griffin to their 400,000 sq ft head quarters on Aycliffe Business Park.
The visit involved a tour of Roman’s manufacturing facilities, including Roman’s three factories, showroom and testing facilities.
“It was great to visit Roman’s headquarters in Newton Aycliffe and see first-hand the fantastic work they are doing creating innovative products sold around the world, supporting jobs and economic growth,” said the MP for Arundel and South Downs.
“This government’s support for British exporters and new free trade agreements with more than 70 countries means businesses can benefit from exciting new opportunities across the world.”
Roman has recently won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for a second time by achieving such a strong position in the market place with consistent and creative product innovation.
The firm has produced significant growth across all UK market sectors and in the past five years, as well as strong growth in international markets.
Roman’s manufacturing capability and vast range of products has made the brand increasingly strong in key international markets.
Currently Roman has supplied products for projects in 72 markets worldwide from County Durham.
The firm’s CEO David Osborne said: “It was an honour to meet the newly appointed Export Minister and for him to take the time to visit our headquarters for a factory tour and a discussion on our international business.
“We were particularly keen to get an update on the progress with accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which is crucial to the development of our international trade.”