Coventry MP Taiwo Owatemi visits new UK Flooring Direct showroom - The Coventry Observer

8th Aug, 2022

Coventry MP Taiwo Owatemi visits new UK Flooring Direct showroom

Ryan Smith 3rd Jun, 2022

COVENTRY North West MP Taiwo Owatemi took a tour of local online retailer UK Flooring Directs brand new showroom.

Ms Owatemi was one of the first visitors to the new £100,000 showroom at the firms Prologis Park base, where she saw several of the company’s products before meeting the office and warehouse staff.

She praised UK Flooring Directs commitment to the local community after it launched its Employer Supported Volunteering programme, which gives every staff member a fully paid day off to give services to a charity or good cause.

UK Flooring Direct also have a similar office and warehouse in Hinckley, which will continue to operate as normal.

Ms Owatemi said: “I enjoyed learning about UK Flooring Direct’s growth over recent years, which is a wonderful success story for this area.

“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.”

UK Flooring Direct CEO Jason Ashby added: “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.

“The business is continuing to grow, and adding this bigger space to our Coventry base opens up new possibilities for 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.”

The move to the showroom has created two new jobs – the showroom manager and showroom assistant manager – and will have 50 staff based there. Some have moved over from the Hinckley office while others were previously working from home.

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