Weston’s ‘best-kept secret’ used by Government as example of best practice alongside multi-million-pound companies

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 September 2017

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A window and joinery business in Worle has been highlighted by the Government as an example of best practice.

Adam Travis.Adam Travis.

Worle Glass and Joinery Ltd has been featured in the Parliamentary Review publication, which was set up by former Prime Minister David Cameron to highlight outstanding organisations.

It aims to showcase best practice in industry across both the private and public sector.

Worle Glass is based in the industrial estate in Queensway, and has been established for 34 years.

Managing director Adam Travis believes the company came to the attention of the publication, which is edited by former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, when it did some work in Surrey.

He told the Mercury: “We are very honoured and I’m very pleased and proud of the guys who work for us that we can be included in something like this.

“A lot of other companies in there are multi-million-pound companies and it is nice to be a small to medium-sized company which gets recognition in this way.

“It is a culmination of all the hard work over the past 34 years.”

Mr Travis described the company as ‘Weston’s best-kept secret’ in the Review, and said although it has grown in size, its methods remain unchanged.

He said the rise in business rates and VAT have proved to be ongoing challenges, as it has meant the cost of its services have had to go up too.

The business is growing at a rate of 10 per cent a year, although Mr Travis said other difficulties include how reluctant banks are to loan to smaller businesses.

He said: “It is amazing how many people in Weston do not know we’re here.

“There is a lot of building work going on here and there are a lot of skilled workers, but this doesn’t often get a mention.

“So it is good for Weston to get a company recognised in the Review.”

The Parliamentary Review’s director Daniel Yossman said: “Worle Glass and Joinery Ltd and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible.

“Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work.”

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