Webinar | The future of Manufacturing in the North East

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Maven is joined by David Osborne, CEO of portfolio business, Roman, to explore the future of the manufacturing industry in the region.

Published: Sep 13, 2023
Focus: Insights

Hosted by David Nixon, Senior Investment Manager at Maven's Newcastle office, this webinar covers a number of key points surrounding the future of manufacturing in the North East of England. 

The discussion includes gaining an understanding of the tailwinds and headwinds within the manufacturing sector alongside what routes are available to businesses to navigate their future growth strategy.

David is joined by David Osborne, Chief Executive Officer of Maven Investee, Roman, a designer and manufacturer of shower products for trade merchants, retailers, and national brands. David discusses how the business has been able to drive sustainable growth, the Circular Economy and staying at the forefront of the manufacturing industry.

Based in Newton Aycliffe, they offer bespoke bathroom solutions to house builders and hotels globally. With 37 years of experience, Roman is the largest shower manufacturer in the UK and Europe, serving 70+ international markets. Their clientele includes renowned names like Berkeley Homes, Taylor Wimpey, IHG Hotels, and Hilton.

In April 2022 Maven invested £1.5 million in Roman through a growth capital deal, this included £800,000 from the Finance Durham Fund and £700,000 from the North East Development Capital Fund. The funds have helped boost production at Roman's Newton Aycliffe plant by aiding increased demand and purchasing new equipment for customer needs.

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Maven is one of the UK’s most active private equity investors and is passionate about working with ambitious businesses to achieve their strategic goals and maximise growth potential. If your business, or the business you advise, is looking at private equity as a solution to fund future growth we would love to hear from you. Speak to one of our investment team by getting in touch at funding@mavencp.com.

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