A Coventry MP has welcomed a major retailer’s investment in the north of the city – and the company’s commitment to the local community.
Online retailer UK Flooring Direct, which was established in the region by CEO Jason Ashby in 2005, has unveiled a new showroom at its Prologis Park base in the city.
Taiwo Owatemi, MP for Coventry North West, was one of the first visitors through the doors at the showroom, which is a £100,000 investment from the company.
Ms Owatemi praised the company’s commitment to the region and its community focus after it launched an Employer Supported Volunteering programme in partnership with a range of good causes in the area.
She said: “UK Flooring Direct’s new showroom is a strong addition to the thriving business community at Prologis Park, and I welcome the commitment to expanding their offering in the city.
“I enjoyed learning about UK Flooring Direct’s growth over recent years, which is a wonderful success story for this area. It was also great to understand more about the steps the company is taking to support community organisations in the local area by offering staff the opportunity to volunteer.
“I’m going to be watching on with interest as the business continues to grow and look forward to revisiting the business in the future.”
The MP was given a tour of the Coventry headquarters by Jason Ashby, Brian Merriman, the showroom manager, and Jodie Smith, head of customer care.
As well as viewing the products available to purchase in the showroom, including wood flooring, laminates and carpets, as well as a range of installation and maintenance accessories, Taiwo met office staff and saw the warehouse team in action.
Jason said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Taiwo Owatemi to our newly created Coventry showroom and give her an insight into our operations in the city, which complement our office and warehouse that continues to operate in Hinckley.
“We’re excited that people in the local area – and from further afield – can now pop down to Prologis Park and benefit from our sizeable product range, which offer in-person customers a great choice of items.
“The business is continuing to grow, and adding this bigger space to our Coventry base opens up new possibilities to us. We’re keen to continue our work locally and are looking forward to welcoming both new and existing UK Flooring Direct customers in the near future.”