Shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has welcomed 5 News producers to its headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
On February 11, Roman made its appearance on 5 News with the company’s chief operations officer, John Wright, discussing the challenges the manufacturer has faced due to COVID-19. As the challenges unravel, Roman’s objective is to get supply chains back to normal.
John Pearce, CEO at Made in Britain, said: “The perfect storm created by recent economic events has made conditions challenging for almost all British business, and manufacturers have it even harder than most. But I have the privilege of hearing on a daily basis about the work that being done by Made in Britain members such as Roman Ltd. Great companies like this epitomise the commitment, innovation, adaptability and resilience that are embedded in the DNA of British manufacturing – and ensure the sustainable growth of our sector.”
John Wright added: “It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Channel 5 news today regarding our current trading conditions in light of the GDP annual growth rate of 7.5% announcement today and the issues relating to Covid. I expressed the view that our strong sales growth more than reflected the GDP figure and explained the current challenges we are facing due to the worldwide increases in commodity prices and very high freight costs. All things considered we are extremely positive about Roman’s future.”