At a recent visit to the Doncaster offices of Pegler Yorkshire, the Director General of the CBI cited the company as one of the ‘corner stones’ of the country that can provide the engine of growth required for the recovery of the UK economy.
With global representation the Yorkshire based business provides plumbing products, systems and solutions worldwide. It has four factories and international sales teams based in the UK and Dubai.
Stuart Anderson, Group Managing Director of Pegler Yorkshire commented: “The CBI is an organisation that ensures businesses have a voice in policy at Government level and we are encouraged by their involvement in promoting schemes to the UK Government that would, in particular, allow house buyers to gain reasonably priced loans to purchase homes.
“These polices would give a real boost to house building and in turn provide smaller developers and suppliers the ability to expand their businesses.
“We welcomed the visit by John Cridland and were keen to hear of not only the CBI’s involvement in the UK but the international trade missions John has been on over the past 12 months.”
The CBI lobbies in the UK, in Europe and beyond to tackle barriers to operating overseas and create conditions that encourage businesses to export. John Cridland, Director General of the CBI, met with Stuart Anderson to discuss the expansion of Pegler Yorkshire into overseas markets which now makes up 35% of the overall sales. Infrastructure was also a topic of discussion and how investment into energy projects would help control the soring energy costs faced by businesses like Pegler Yorkshire.
“One of the most informative and enjoyable parts of my job is getting out and about across the UK to speak to businesses on the ground, and I’m delighted to be here in Yorkshire and The Humber to meet Pegler Yorkshire,” commented John Cridland.
“A significant driver of the UK’s future economic growth will depend on the ability of firms to break into new overseas markets to sell their products and services internationally, so it’s been fascinating to learn about Pegler Yorkshire’s success as an established exporter.”