Doncaster kitchen company spends £20m preparing for Brexit

A Doncaster kitchen company says it is ready for Brexit after spending £20m ensuring it “can control everything we can control.”

Monday, 25th February 2019, 11:37 am
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 11:37 am
Omega chairman Sir Bob Murray MBE

Omega plc in Thorne has spent £8m on a giant new building and £12m on machinery as part of ‘meticulous’ preparations for the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU on March 29.

The firm sells mid to top end kitchens to shops and showrooms on the high street and the ‘contract market’: housebuilders. It makes ready-to-assemble - flatpack - and designed kitchens.

Omega was set up by chairman Sir Bob Murray CBE in 1996.

He said: “As Brexit fast approaches, many retailers remain uncertain how the changing economic environment is going to affect them and their business - especially when it comes down to their suppliers. There are concerns in the marketplace about orders being delayed at the ports and retailers not being able to deliver within the lead times promised.

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“We understand these concerns and over the past year have spent a lot of time meticulously preparing to ensure the effects of Brexit are as minimal as possible and our recent investment is a testimony to this. We set out to control everything we can control and have invested £20m in 2018 to achieve this.”