Roman wins Queen’s Award

Roman wins Queen’s Award

Roman has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade as it has shown a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12 month periods, to a level which is ‘outstanding’.

Roman designs and manufactures Shower Enclosures and Solid Surface products for the bathroom at its headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. It has three manufacturing plants; for Shower Enclosures, Bath Screens and Wetrooms; for Solid Surface Fabrication of vanity units, basins and bathroom structures; and for moulding Solid Surface Shower Trays.

The Queen’s Award is made on the advice of the Prime Minister after examination of applications by an Advisory Committee composed of leading individuals from industry, commerce, trade unions and government. The awards are conferred by her Majesty the Queen on her birthday – 21st April.

As part of The Queen’s Award, Roman will be invited by The Queen to attend a winners celebratory ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. There will also be a ceremony held at the company’s headquarters where a presentation will be made by The Queen’s representative, the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham.

Roman has achieved a strong position in the marketplace by consistent and creative product innovation, has produced significant growth across all UK market sectors and in the past five years, strong growth in international markets. Its manufacturing capability and vast range of products has made the brand increasingly strong in key international markets, according to the company. Currently Roman is active in 28 international markets and has supplied products for projects in over 50 markets across the world from County Durham.

Phil Wilson, MP, commented: “Roman winning the Queen’s Award is brilliant news for the business and the people who work there. The Award is also excellent news for Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and the North East of England. The local community in Aycliffe can be really proud another company on the business park, the largest in the North East, is helping to put the town on the map.”

David Osborne, Managing Director of Roman, commented: “Our sustained investment, patience and belief over the last 10 years in developing our international markets has proved a great success and for this to be recognised in such a way is a very proud achievement. We have developed unique capabilities, which have in turn created so many opportunities with major international hotel groups. To receive this award so soon after returning from three fantastic international exhibitions during March (including ISH Frankfurt) just adds to the excitement and success.”

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