Roman win Queens Award for International Trade

Roman has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for International Trade for a second time.

Roman is one of 225 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. It was announced on Thursday 21st April 2022, that Roman has been recognised for its excellence in International Trade.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious corporate accolade that a UK business can win. The Awards track sustained excellence in export growth over a 3 year period. They also cover all areas of business performance and best practice – with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

Roman design and manufacture bespoke designer showering solutions for the bathroom within the project sector, supplying to merchants; housebuilders; hotels; and modular building manufacturers. All manufacturing takes place at their headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Roman has three manufacturing plants; for shower enclosures, bath screens and wetroom panels; for solid surface fabrication of basin, vanity units and bathroom structures with case goods and furniture integrated into designs; and for moulding solid surface shower trays. The international market leader, Roman, also has established subsidiaries in Ireland and Malaysia.

The Queen’s Award is made on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after examination of applications by and Advisory Committee composed of leading individuals from industry, commerce, trade unions and government. The award winners are then conferred by Her Majesty The Queen.

As part of the Queen’s Award, Roman will be invited to attend a Reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by the HRH The Prince of Wales. There will also be a ceremony held at Roman’s headquarters when Her Majesty The Queen’s local representative, the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham will present the Award.

Roman has achieved such a strong position in the marketplace by consistent and creative product innovation and has produced significant growth, across all UK market sectors and in the past 5 years, 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.

David Osborne, CEO of Roman, commented: “We are all immensely proud of this huge honour – and to be awarded a second one makes it even more special. The Award is recognised around the world and we know that this accolade will further strengthen the Roman brand nationally and internationally.”