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This month’s edition of Show House Magazine the industry’s leading publication has featured an article on the awards success recently enjoyed by Minoli.
The Article, in the news section talks about the TTA Tile Association awards for Marketing and for the most prestigious of all , Distribution which Minoli won for the third consecutive year.
Jonathon Minoli, Managing director wrote, obviously we are delighted to again feature in the news section of the Show House magazine, they are inundated with articles and news about everything concerning the building of new homes, these two awards showed our on going commitment to the clients we serve in the house building industry”
Show house is available on line www.showhouse.co.uk
As the European launch of the 2013 Formula One season roars to our screens on Sundays, some of London’s luckiest super-fans have kitted their very own garages reminiscent of some of the finest paddocks in the international sport.
Whilst bespoke home garages have long been popular with multi millionaire auto enthusiasts who want to showcase and maintain their pristine collection of vintage vehicles, a new era of London’s private supercar enthusiast has taken to creating their very own contemporary toy cupboards.
Minoli has helped create showrooms for world renowned commercial brands including Alfa Romeo, Lexus, Kia, Renault and Ferrari. Through identifying an emerging market, Minoli now offers bespoke solutions for private collectors and an increasing number of high-end house builders who have started to offer such innovative personalised spaces.
Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director, Minoli comments: “As the popularity of motor racing increases throughout the world, combined with the ongoing investment opportunities within the Capital city, we have really noticed an increase in enthusiasts creating their very own paddock-like surroundings for their most prized possessions.
“At Minoli our customers are often looking to personalise their garages to match the brand or model of their car. No longer is the garage somewhere to use simply when entering or exiting a property, it is now somewhere to retreat and take your guests when entertaining.”
During recent years, areas such as Knightsbridge and Mayfair have witnessed large quantities of supercars from the middle-east arriving into central London during the summer months. Often cars have been transported just for the occasion; many are now kept in discreet spaces which by any definition have now become some of London’s most luxurious ‘dream garages’.
Designed by leading interior designer, Siri Schumann of Two D Limited, Stanley House – No 8 Cornwall Terrace has launched onto the market at a price in the region of thirty million pounds. Overlooking the prestigious Regents Park, the 8,059 sq ft Regency mansion is set over five floors and comprises of five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, gym, master reception room and a mews house at the rear. Through using the finest materials combined with pioneering technology, the property boasts all the essential features required to provide the very best in London living, including the residents very own ‘super garage’.
For Number 8 Cornwall Terrace, Minoli provided the 600 x 600 LX Nero Super Black Polished Porcelain tile, made to the very highest standards this Italian porcelain tile has shown just how effective a (relatively) small garage can be when fitted out thoughtfully with inspirational flooring and well-chosen décor.
Minoli also work with DURA, Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of garage furniture who have helped deliver solutions for many of the world’s leading car manufacturers and form part of Aston Martin’s corporate guidelines. They also work with residential homeowners from across the UK, creating unique garage fit outs.
The Minoli LX Nero is available from stock, in either 600 x 600 format, as used in Cornwall Terrace or 600x 300, as used by Infiniti Cars for the state of the art retail showrooms, where the tile forms a portal from reception to client lounge and showroom.
One of the bestselling non-fiction books of recent years was written by Robert Winder about the immigration in to the British Isles over the past centuries. Entitled “ Bloody Foreigners” the book tries to explain how the peoples of the British Isles are made up.
“The Story of the way Britain has been settled and influenced by foreign people and ideas is as old as the land itself. In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remarkable migrations that have founded and defined a nation”
“Our aristocracy was founded by the French”
“Our royal Family is German”
“The shops and Banks were created by Jewish immigrants”
“Our food is anything but British”
In Chapter 12, “Little Italy” Winder talks about how the Italians have influence the British isles and the people within it, Minoli are mentioned on page 188 “ Tiling and ceramic companies sprang up – Grossi in Lewisham, Toffolo in Glasgow, Quiligotti in Manchester and Minoli in Oxford”
The reviews of this book were extremely good, it is available in paperback, ISBN 978-0-349-11566-5
This month Minoli have again been featured in Show House magazine, the leading industry publication for House Builders and developers.
In a fascinating article by Kate Hamilton, Minoli are quoted in regards to the practicality and beauty of our floor tiles as well as the ever increasing importance of the “Green” factor.
“ Tile Supplier Minoli also proudly displays its eco credentials. The tile manufacturers from Italy that Minoli uses to provide for its developer ranges are produced to the Eco Label standard. Within these factories there is virtually no waste of water or power, and all unused items are recycled.”
Jonathon Minoli was then directly quoted:
“ Generally speaking, the higher the quality and the specification the more sustainable the source will have been,” explains managing director Jonathon Minoli. “The factories producing this material for Minoli have all of the essential eco credentials, especially the European Eco Labels. Lower priced and lower specified material will generally not meet the requirements, also items not sourced within the European manufacturing plants tend to be without accreditation.”
Minoli were also featured in the news section with the launch of the New Sunrock series, under the heading “On The Tiles” the launch of the range is covered with a brief introduction to the items and the variety available.
The team at Minoli are celebrating an outstanding run of success at The Annual Tile Association Awards after yet another year of accolades for the Oxford based distributor.
This is the fourth year that Minoli have entered, been nominated and won awards in the industry’s most prestigious competition and they have once again come away with first place honours in two of the most hard-fought categories.
Most significantly, this is the third consecutive year that Minoli have landed the Award for Excellence In Distribution, an unprecedented recognition of the company’s continued commitment in this field.
At this year’s ceremony, Minoli also collected the award for Excellence in Marketing, which they last won in 2010. The judges took particular interest in Minoli’s events and direct marketing strategy which has seen ever increasing response and attendance levels from their expanding customer base.
The Tile Association Awards celebrate all that is best in the wall and floor tile industry. They recognise and reward the outstanding products, people, businesses and projects of the preceding year. The winners were announced at the annual TTA Gala Dinner, attended by some 500 industry representatives, on Saturday 20th April in Birmingham.
Managing Director Jonathon Minoli said, “We’re delighted to have once again been commended for our efforts by our industry peers in two very important categories for our business.
“Over the last 12 months, and more so than in any previous year, we have continued to invest in our distribution business – a core part of our strategy that has underpinned our success throughout the on-going economic downturn. The programme of activity has included new trucks and drivers, bespoke product brochures, increased stockholding and innovative new display stands.
“With regard to the Marketing award, this is particularly satisfying as it endorses our focus on direct marketing and events to develop more meaningful and engaging dialogue and relationships with our clients. Our most recent ‘Interno-Esterno’ event, showcasing tile ranges that are suitable for use indoors and outside, was again held at Home House in London’s Portman Square and this has proved a real draw for clients across London and the South East.”
Finalist certificate for ‘Best use of Tile in a Domestic Environment’
Metro, the leading paper for commuters in and around London has chosen to feature the latest range by Minoli. The article all about “ staying in on the tiles” featured several options for tiling, but the Minoli Marvel took the centre position with a truly wonderful image of the Minoli Marvel 3D mosaic.
Metro has a circulation of almost 800,000 on a daily basis, and has national coverage via the rail network.
The “Home Comforts” section is one of the more popular features in Metro with a very high readership for its articles on house and home.
Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director of Minoli was interviewed recently for the latest edition of What House magazine, the interview conducted by Laurna Robertson concentrated on the current and future tend in the use of tile by developers and how this will transcend in to use by people on refurbishments and private projects. With varied questions from the interviewer Jonathon had to show he really knew what the trends were, let’s hope he’s right!
To read the full article, please click on the link below:
Laurna is currently working as the assistant editor at whathouse.co.uk after gaining four years experience in print journalism. In her current role Laurna is responsible for the planning, project management and delivery of a 90 page digital monthly magazine. Laurna also contributes regular news articles to the website and to our blogs, source freelance staff, film and edit video features and subedit copy.
What House is the specialist new homes portal and magazine. What House offers homebuyers looking to purchase new-build homes in the UK everything they need to help their search: listings of hundreds of new homes and houses for sale, new affordable homes and new retirement property; daily news on new property developments, housebuilders and the new homes market; special offers; expert advice on moving homes and on how to buy and what to look for; and interior design tips for decorating a new home.
Minoli client Ardgowan Homes have been featured this month in the magazine, Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom, apparently the Uk’s Number one KBB Magazine. The House built for the managing Director and founder of Ardgowan has the most amazing kitchen designed by Nicholas Antony Kitchens in Ascot and uses to great effect the Minoli Evolution Evolve, in this case the Evolve White 75 x 75, which is shown in the magazine as being polished, but we would describe as being more of a “brushed concrete” effect.
As you can imagine the choice of floor was critical, not only did the flooring have to compliment the kitchen design it also had to work with the flooring in the rooms than adjoin the kitchen living space.
Minoli Evolution series, Evolve, Etic, and the soon to be launched Iconic are all designed to work in very large expanses of floor space and compliment designs that feature space and texture.
The Minoli Interno – Esterno brochure is available that features these ranges is available upon request or can be down loaded as a pdf, below.
PDF of Evolution -Evolve Range
Tricia Topping , voted London’s most influential property PR has just interviewed Jonathon for her Luxury Property Blog.
Read her blog at http://triciatopping.blogspot.co.uk/
Italian Continental Stores, client and great friend of Minoli will be featured on Wednesday night February 6th, BBC2 8.00PM.
The Hairy Bikers TV Cooking program was filmed at Italian Continental’s New Delicatessen and “Italian Shop” last year and will be shown on Tuesday.
Italian Continental Stores have the very best Italian produce and entering their new store is like arriving in a “foodies” paradise, especially if like us you are a fan of Italian food and wine.
The filming took place in the new building that was completed last year and is fully fitted out with the Minoli Advance series, throughout the shop, deli, office, board room and presentation suites.
Although we know our friends at ICS will be featured as well as the wonderful foods, we are not sure if the Minoli tiles will get in shot, but we will be watching just in case!
Welcome to 2013, and the New Year has started with quite a bang, with many clients coming back to the office with exciting plans for 2013 and beyond!
Our new ranges are starting to arrive from the manufacturing plants, and the displays are already here for your perusal. Many of which were launched at Home House at the end of November.
As well as house builders and developers we also have a large client base within the Automotive sector and there was good news this morning from the SMMT, the body that represents the industry. New car registrations are now at a four year high, with registrations rising by 5.3% to over two million.
Minoli have recently supplied SMMT with the Evolution-Evolve 75 x 75 for the conference centre and reception / showroom at the central London offices. Evolution-Evolve
With Minoli clients such as Lexus having tremendous success with the new small hybrid car, the CT, Kia launching many new ranges and offering 7 year warranties and Renault offering great value small cars, it is no surprise the industry is picking up.
Another Minoli client Fiat has launched the new 500 L, a slightly larger family version of the Fiat 500 city car, and to accompany the launch they have created this quite amazing film (well according to the lady members of the Minoli team!!)
‘The motherhood’ featuring the Fiat 500 L
Chris Koenig, well known journalist for the Oxford Mail and Times was looking for serious comment about the changes being imposed on companies in regards to pension provision, several companies and business leaders were contacted for Comment including Minoli.
In the article, Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director of Minoli is asked to comment on the implications for a company the size of Minoli with under 50 employees, (but over the 20 stated in the article, we have around 36 currently), “We recognise that automatic enrolment into a workplace pension is a responsible move by the government and a positive step forward or many across the country.
“Although we welcome this move, some consideration needs to be given to whether people can afford the monthly deductions from their salary at this difficult time.
“For smaller bsuinesses, it is of benefit that companies without the significant resources needed to enforce this program are under no obligation to do so in this climate.
“At Minoli, we will be encouraging participation where suitable for our employees to do so.”
The annual Italian Tile Fair “CERSAIE” has just finished in Bologna Italy and Minoli were there as usual to see all of the new fashions in tile and to prepare orders to ensure we have the very latest ranges available for our clients as we approach a new year . This year we have evidence of Jonathon being there, as one of Italy’s leading national newspapers was on hand at the show to report on the events, especially considering tile manufacture and consumption of such an important part of the Italian economy, especially in the northern region where most of the factories are located and the Cersaie show is held.
This picture show Jonathon on an exhibition stand looking at a prototype of a new porcelain, the picture was taken without his knowledge and we only became aware when a friend showed us the paper the next day, with over 80,000 visitors to Cersaie and some of them considerably more photogenic than Jon, its remarkable he was featured! (note BlackBerry in hand as usual!).
The Cersaie Fair was extremely good for Minoli and we will have some quite amazing new ranges to introduce towards the end of this year for 2013, more information and previews will follow.
The Stay Range of porcelain tiles from Minoli’s Contemporary Essentials Collection has been installed throughout the new Visitor Centre at Blenheim Palace.
His Grace The 11th Duke of Marlborough and Lady Henrietta visited Minoli’s Oxford showrooms in person to choose from the extensive ranges on display, with Clive Wilkins, the Estate’s Construction Manager.
As a World Heritage Site, consideration was also given to more traditional finishes, such as natural stone but, with anticipated footfall of over 500,000 visitors per year, these rectified porcelain tiles were chosen for their consistency, durability and ease of maintenance.
The facility, which comprises a new retail area, dedicated visitor reception and stunning new café, was formally opened on 6th July by The Right Honourable David Cameron, Prime Minister and also MP for local constituency, Witney.
Managing Director, Jonathon Minoli commented, “We’re delighted to have been involved in such a prestigious development in our home county of Oxfordshire. High quality porcelain tiles, with so much variety of colour, size and finish, are proving ever more popular for both traditional and contemporary developments”.
The Stay Range is available in a selection of sizes and three colours; Harbour – a light stone, Skyline – a subtle grey, and Downtown a richer, darker grey/brown, with both matt and polished finishes and a complementary textured decor tile.
The full Stay range is now in plentiful stock and available for order. More details can be found online at www.minoli.co.uk, in the new Minoli Contemporary Essentials brochure which is available upon request, or come and see them in person at Minoli’s Oxford distribution centre.
This month in the leading industry magazine for house builder, ShowHouse. Minoli was featured in an excellent article by journalist Kate Hamilton, the title of the article being “tread Carefully”.
In the article, Kate talks about the different surfaces available to House Builders and developers and explores the options available to them for different areas within a property.
“Minoli’s Etic range replicates wood, and is ideal for both internal and external areas. This range of porcelain tiles is also ideal for use with under floor heating as the tiles themselves conduct heat extremely well”.
Minoli were also featured in the detailed product news section, where considerable space was given up to the launch of the New Minoli Stone Studio series, with a further mention of the Etic series of “wood” effect tile.
All of the articles can be found on the Showhouse web site www.showhouse.co.uk