Roman began in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 1985 and we initially started selling bath screens to match the bath suites of the time. David Osborne, Managing Director of Roman, joined in 1992 and introduced the first marketing function to Roman. Throughout the early years the range of products evolved to include shower enclosures and shower trays. Now we have a very complete range offering.
The Roman product range now covers high quality shower enclosures, stunningly contemporary wetroom panels, ingenious water tight bath screens, low level shower trays and a range of appealing bathroom accessories. We offer something for every sector within the showering market, from a price conscious range, through to the more exclusively designed showering solutions for luxurious bathrooms.
We operate in the independent bathroom retail sector; with key national and regional merchants; with independent and national housebuilders; with independent and group hotel chains; within specialist markets including, public sector, private housing associations, student accommodation, holiday parks/accommodation and luxury yachts and direct to the consumer via our online homewares website, Roman at Home (www.romanathome.com).
Roman has over 200 employees across the UK. Roman Asia was opened in Malaysia in 2013 which very importantly manufactures in Asia for the Asia Pacific market and employs 15 people. Roman Ireland opened in 2014 as a sales and distribution operation and there are 6 employees. By any definition Roman is now the clear UK Market leader, and perhaps more importantly for the North East of England, one of the few strong and genuine Manufacturers within the UK and European Bathroom Industry.
Roman has achieved such a strong position in the market place by consistent and creative product innovation and has produced significant growth across all UK Market sectors and strong growth in International Markets. Roman's manufacturing capability and vast range of products has made the Brand increasingly strong in the key International Markets. Whilst from 1994 we have been exporting, we have given more focus and investment since 2008.