Local MPs Julia Goldsworthy and Matthew Taylor visited Redruth-based timber window manufacturer Clearwood UK recently to see for themselves how the company is coping with the recession and maintaining sales turnover.
The respective Camborne and Truro MPs were invited by Roy Wakeman, chairman of Clearwood UK‘s parent company Performance Windows Group (PWG), after he saw an article written in a national newspaper by Taylor on sustainable and affordable building.
During their visit, they toured the factory and offices, which currently employs 31 people, seeing the complete timber manufacturing process from start to finish.
Wakeman commented: “Matthew Taylor clearly has a keen interest in building and in particular sustainable building and we were delighted that both he and Julia Goldsworthy took time out of their busy schedules to come and see for themselves what a growing success story Clearwood UK is.
“The timber window market is enjoying a real resurgence and we are very well placed to be at the forefront of the market as it grows further in the coming months and years.”
Following the visit, Taylor said: “This is high quality, top end manufacturing in Cornwall. There has been a great deal of investment put into the company and they produce a highly environmental product. Timber is the best solution for homes for both sustainability and the environment and to have a company at the forefront of the market here in Cornwall is extremely positive,” he said.
Goldsworthy added: “Clearwood is a shining example of what Cornish innovation can achieve. Despite tough economic times they are a working example of how innovation can help ensure local businesses remain well placed, not only to weather the economic storm but also to make the most of the up-turn when it comes.”