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Minoli Suppliers Luncheon March 2015 – Working together for Success

“Pay your suppliers, in full, on time, without fail, no short counts” –  J. Minoli

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The debate on how suppliers are treated by companies, large and small, started in the supermarket sector and has now spread throughout all industries. A recent poll, carried out by the Forum of Private Business earlier this year, reveals that the majority of SME’s believe that the UK’s larger private family-owned firms are the most trustworthy enterprises to do business with.

One of these family-owned businesses, which can trace their heritage back to the Swinging Sixties, is Minoli. The company has had it’s head office and logistics facility based in Oxford for over 55 years and is a classic family-owned business, established by the current Managing Director, Jonathon Minoli’ s grandfather.  The company, from their Oxford base and London showroom have built up a significant business, supplying the best of Italian specialist tiles both into the UK and for further export. Their clients include; major house builders & developers, the automotive industry, commercial developers, retailers & resellers (wholesale) and individual private clients.

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Warehouse and Distribution – Oxford                         London Showroom

The business has grown year-on-year, even during the tough times of the recession. This has been in no small part due to interaction with their suppliers, who along with the team, approaching 50 people, have helped the business not only survive, but to thrive.

Many of these suppliers are small and form the bedrock of business that is at the heart of the Government’s long-term economic plan. The Royal Assent for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, which came into force of 26th March 2015, will help small firms to innovate, grow and create jobs.

According to Jonathon Minoli, “Behind Minoli’s success is a chain of very loyal and dedicated suppliers, who have contributed enormously to our success. Some of these relationships were forged by my father and his father before him and have stood the test of time, which is testament to their mutual value”.

This year, Jonathon Minoli showed his appreciation for the support and dedication of their suppliers and business partners, at the first Minoli Suppliers Annual Luncheon at Home House, private members’ club in Portman Square, London.  Around 80 suppliers, large and small, the factories, the fleet providers and even the florist, enjoyed a lunch at Minoli’s expense. A fitting tribute to their dedication to helping Minoli grow.

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Home House, London – March 2015                           Jonathon Minoli with Atlas (left) and Supergres (Right)
The Front Parlour & Eating Room – Over 80 guests     Two of Minoli’s supply partners

Jonathon Minoli added “We support and encourage all our business suppliers, we pay them in full and on time, listen and encourage them to grow their businesses. The recent government initiatives can only help us and our suppliers.  In turn, we can continue to offer an enhanced service to our own clients and it is important to note the number that have in place, their own Supply Chain Charter of Corporate Social Responsibility”.

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 1st April, 2015

Minoli Suppliers Luncheon March 2015 – Working together for Success

“Pay your suppliers, in full, on time, without fail, no short counts” –  J. Minoli

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The debate on how suppliers are treated by companies large and small started in the supermarket sector and has now spread throughout all industries. In a recent poll carried out by Forum of Private Business early this year, reveals that the majority of SME’s believe that UK’s larger private family-owned firms are the most trustworthy enterprises to do business with.

One of these family owned business which can trace their heritage back to the Swinging Sixties is Minoli. The company has had its head office and logistics facility based in Oxford for over 55 years and is a classic family owned business, started by the current Managing Director Jonathon Minoli’ s grandfather. The company from their Oxford base and London showroom have built up a significant business supplying the best of Italian specialist tiles into the UK.  Their clients include major house builders & developers, the automotive industry, commercial developers, retailers & resellers (Wholesale) and individual private clients.

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Warehouse and Distribution – Oxford                         London Showroom

The business has grown, year on year even during the tough times of the recession, and this has been in no small part due to interaction with their suppliers, who along with the team approaching 50 people have helped the business not only survive but to thrive.

Many of these suppliers are small, and form the bedrock of business that is at the heart of the Government’s long term economic plan. The Royal Assent for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which came into force of 26th March 2015 will help small firms to innovate, grow and create jobs.

According to Jonathon Minoli, ‘Behind Minoli’s success is a chain of very loyal and dedicated suppliers who have contributed enormously to our success. Some of these relationships were forged by my father and his father before him and have stood the test of time, which is testament to their mutual value’.

Each year, Jonathon Minoli shows his appreciation for the support and dedication of their suppliers and business partners at an annual lunch. Around 80 suppliers, large and small; the factories, the fleet providers and even the florist, enjoy a lunch at Minoli’s expense.  A fitting tribute to their dedication to helping Minoli grow.

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Home House, London – March 2015                           Jonathon Minoli with Atlas (left) and Supergres (Right)
The Front Parlour & Eating Room – Over 80 guests     Two of Minoli’s supply partners

Jonathon Minoli added ‘We support and encourage all our business suppliers; we pay them in full and on time, listen and encourage them to grow their businesses. The recent government initiatives can only help us and our suppliers. In turn, we can continue to offer an enhanced service to our own clients and it is important to note that number have in place their own Supply Chain Charter of Corporate Social Responsibility’.

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 30th March, 2015

Minoli Featured in The London Business Journal

Minoli Featured in The London Business Journal

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London Business Journal, leading web based publication, Volume 2  – Issue 2

This Month, the London Business Journal has a two page feature in the its latest edition about Minoli and how business is for a 55 year old family business in the SME sector.

The in-depth article can be seen below and the full journal can be seen on the following link:  The London Business Journal (Page 8-9)

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 6th March, 2015

Knight Frank Wealth Report

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Please find attached link to the latest Wealth Report from Knight Frank (Estate Agent), a truly fascinating report that discusses issues such as Luxury Residential Property (much of which in London is built by Minoli clients, using Minoli’ s new ranges such as Evolution Marvel), Wealth Creation and Commercial Property Reports.

The Wealth Report

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 6th March, 2015

Minoli Featured in Showhouse Magazine

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Rupert Bates, Editor, Founder  and top man at Show house magazine, was a guest at the Minoli 2015 preview evening , held at Home House on December 1st last year.

Writing in his Squirrel column in the January edition of his Show House Magazine , Rupert recounts the fun enjoyed on the night at Home House and how the event was … as advertised … Truly Marvellous….

With the provisional date already set for the 2016 preview, we are looking forward to welcoming “Squirrel” back to the party……

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Rupert Bates at Home House Preview 1st December 2014

Posted by Sophie Weitz in 2015 Preview, Minoli, Press, 27th February, 2015

Minoli Featured in Tile and Stone Journal

Minoli Featured in Tile and Stone Journal

The leading publication for the tile industry, Tile and Stone Journal has featured Minoli in its latest edition.

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The Tile and Stone Journal – February 2015

The article details the Minoli Home House preview event held on December 1st of last year.

Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director of Minoli commented “ I am delighted to receive coverage in the prestigious Tile and Stone Journal and the timing of this article is just perfect for us, as the new ranges previewed at the Home House event are now coming in to stock, with many of them already available to our clients for retail display, and specifications, this year promises to be a very exciting year for Minoli and our clients.”

Posted by Sophie Weitz in 2015 Preview, New ranges, Press, 11th February, 2015

Minoli Showcased as Front Cover London Property

Leading publications…. The City and Canary wharf Magazines have chosen Minoli Imagery for the covers of their respective London Property Supplements.

The City Magazine has chosen Minoli Gotha Gold for the cover.

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Minoli Gotha Gold Lux 29.5 x 59 cm.

 

The Canary Wharf Magazine has chosen Minoli Travelling East Grey for the cover.

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Minoli Travelling East Grey 120 x 19.7 cm

 

Posted by Maria Longoni in Minoli, Press, 29th January, 2015

Minoli – an Oxford Company’s success

Mid-Size family businesses (SME) are generating the lion’s share of growth due to their ability to make decisions, seek out opportunities and offer outstanding customer experiences according to ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

In Oxfordshire, Minoli have created a business, which has survived many a recession and will be celebrating their 55th year anniversary this year. Operating in the highly competitive market of supplying high quality floor and wall tiles from Italy to residential, commercial and retail property. The company started by the current managing director’s Jonathon Minoli’s grandfather at the very start of the swinging sixties, when Made in Italy symbolised great designer style.

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Jonathon Minoli – with Peter & Luigi Minoli pictured

Jonathon Minoli has taken the legacy of his father and grandfather to create a commercial entity that is a symbol of twenty-first century business. ‘Customer service’ is at the core of the business, from ensuring that the latest design of tiles at competitive prices are available to clients, delivery and care of every customer regardless of the size of the order.

Whilst other companies have been forced to cut back, Minoli have quietly and efficiently created a productive, skilled and loyal workforce. Innovation has always been customer focused. The tiles are despatched from their own 36,000  sq ft. warehouse and showrooms in Oxford using their own distribution; wrapped and packed with the same care of a high-end luxury on-line retailer. It is no wonder that for four consecutive years, the company has won Excellence in Distribution from The Tile Association.

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Minoli Distribution Centre – Oxford

In 2013, Jonathon Minoli took a calculated and well-researched risk and opened a London showroom in the heart of Marylebone. The showroom epitomises Minoli’s design ethos.  All the wall and flooring finishes are displayed in art gallery style.  Bespoke design cabinets open with smooth precision to display the tiles in meticulous fashion. Jonathon Minoli commented ‘many of our clients are based  in London, so  showroom and offices are really an addition to the service we offer giving simple access to products and information within the west End of London. We update our ranges in the Spring and Autumn with launches so as our clients always have the latest designs.’

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From left to right – Sophie, Jonathon & Maria

Jonathon added ‘I have the legacy of my father and grandfather to protect. We have the confidence, thanks to a dedicated team and strong financial controls to grow the business further and take advantage of the growth in all areas of the property industry’.

Posted by Maria Longoni in Press, 26th January, 2015

Minoli Featured The City Magazine

The City Magazine… the magazine of …The City!

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Minoli Travelling featured in an article within the property section of the magazine, focusing on interiors and the Autumn Winter fashion for interior designs, although Travelling is as an outstanding natural wood porcelain, timeless.

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Minoli Travelling West Brown 19.7 x 120 cm, VC02728

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Press, 15th December, 2014

Minoli Featured in Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine

Minoli Featured in Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine, December 2014

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The Marvel Series by Minoli has been featured in Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms Magazine, in an article about the tiles within Bathrooms, by Helen Parton.

With the tile of “Cover Story” which is a very clever play on words, Helen discusses the various aspects of utilising tile for Bathrooms.

The article features information and pictures of the Minoli Marvel Moon Onyx , 60 x 60, 30 x 60 and mosaic.

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Marvel Moon Onyx Click Here for Range Details

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Italy, Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 10th December, 2014

Minoli Featured in Tile & Stone Journal

The November / December  issue of Tile and Stone Journal, Volume 11 No 10, features Minoli in three articles.

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Tile and Stone Journal is the leading publication for the British tile industry and considered as the main source of industry information and of course occasional gossip!

TSJ Editor Joe Simpson was a guest at the 1st Anniversary party of the Minoli Central London showroom, The Surface within, and along with a photograph of Joe and John of TSJ, enjoying the evening with Minoli sales Manager Darren , there is an article about the evening.

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Further on within the publication, there is a fascinating article regarding the issue of transport, where again Minoli is featured, demonstrating that as a company Minoli make significant and constant investment into the logistics of delivering tiles. This year alone investment has been made in many types of equipment including the delivery fleet and internal material handling machinery.

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Lastly, in an article regarding the 2015 Tile Association Awards, which have just been announced, there is a picture of last years winners, with the Minoli team of Sophie and Sophie shown within the group accepting the award for Excellence in Distribution, for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Automotive, Minoli, Minoli London, Press, TTA Awards, 27th November, 2014

Minoli Featured in Canary Wharf Magazine

Canary Wharf magazine, November 2014 features an article on the new Minoli Autumn/Winter  Collection and the new Travelling series, of porcelain wood effect.

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Travelling Series – West Brown, 19.7 x 120 cm, VC02728

Click here for the full Travelling range booklet

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, 5th November, 2014

Cersaie Italy 2014

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Jonathon Minoli, our managing director has just returned from the Bologna Tile exhibition “Cersaie” and is exceptionally excited about the ranges we will be introducing into our product offering for 2015, scheduled to be previewed in December 2014.

“It is always a pleasure to return to Bologna, like many people within this industry my body clock seems to know when it is time to head for Heathrow and take the two hour flight to the wonderful medieval city that is Bologna. I have been travelling to Bologna for the Exhibition for many years, this Cersaie was either my 24th or 25th, I really can’t recall which, my father had attended the very first Cersaie and the fair that preceded it which I believe was simply called “Saie.

“Each year there tends to be a theme, and over the years that I have been attending I have seen some very strange and quite outrageous future trends, some of which have come to nothing and some really were the new best thing in the industry – tile to look like wood, that will never catch on! This year the trend that we noticed most was the gentle evolution of the existing fashions into bigger and more elaborate versions of the originals. Wood effect is again a feature of the trends, with lengths of these planks getting longer and if anything even more natural than the wood it is based upon. Marble, or marble effect, where polished or matt porcelain is produced to offer every component of the aesthetic beauty of a natural stone, but with the technical characteristic and  abilities of porcelain.

“The Marvel series has been expanded and developed for 2015 to a range of exceptional characteristics with not only new colours but also new sizes, added to mosaics newly designed to complement all of the base tiles, the range now has no equal in tile, porcelain tile or even the original natural stones from which it is based.

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New Marvel Noir!

“For the coming year, 2015 , Minoli will be launching  ranges that encompass all of the trends set in Cersaie, with an extension and re launch of the Minoli Evolution Marvel series, additions to Etic, Axis and Travelling Wood effect series and completely new ranges such as LakeStone a remarkable range than replicates stones not often produced in porcelain tile, with large sizes and polished or satin surfaces.

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New Range – LakeStone!

“The exhibition was generally quite busy, though I often wonder how many of the visitors are actually there for business, I suspect if all of the people within the centre were analysed it would be quite horrifying as to just how many are actual decision makers and buyers, probably not very many at all, I will be surprised if that survey is ever carried out! The attitude of almost every person I met was positive, which given that most of the material we have produced is from Italian sources is a little surprising. Italy is in a terrible mess financially and there upbeat approach is quite admirable given the dire situation of the economy. An excellent article recently written by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics in which he talks about how, in his considered opinion the Euro has been a very bad thing for Italy and that the only option is for with drawl from the currency and that is only a matter of time. A link to the article can be seen Here, Roger Bootle is Managing Director of Capital Economics.

“There is something else about this exhibition, which is quite unique I feel amongst trade shows, the location in Bologna seems to bring out the best in people and you will often see those that spend all year in ferocious competition sharing a drink in the famous cocktail bar of the Majestic – Baglioni Hotel, or at the very least sharing the same space.  I often think that this is a form of neutral territory or even holy ground where the differences and the need to compete are put to one side in a city that welcomes the tile industry like no other.

“This years Cersaie has like many before it given us inspiration and new products to ensure that 2015 will be for our clients just as dynamic and on trend as it should be and full details of these new ranges will be forth coming in the next few weeks, with the main product preview set for early December.

As for Cersaie of the future…. Well we have already booked our rooms for 2015!”

Posted by Sophie Weitz in Cersaie, Minoli, New ranges, Press, 30th September, 2014

Italian Economic Troubles

An excellent article recently written by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics in which he talks about how, in his considered opinion the Euro has been a very bad thing for Italy and that the only option is for withdraw from the currency and that it is only a matter of time. A link to the article can be seen Here Roger Bootle is Managing Director of Capital Economics.

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Italy, Minoli, Press, 30th September, 2014

Minoli Celebrates First Anniversary of London Showroom

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Minoli Team, From left to Right – Sophie, Sophie, Megan, Tracy, Lucy and Maria

Italian luxury porcelain tile specialist Minoli has celebrated the first anniversary of The Surface Within – its London showroom located on George Street, W1. Clients, for the developer, designer and retail communities together with friends and colleagues gathered to mark the occasion with Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director, with a welcome glass of Prosecco and canapés by Jeremy Brown (Executive Chef of Home House).

The event attracted almost 150 guests who received the full attention of the Minoli team and saw the remarkable new products displayed in the newly refitted showroom, which although only a year since it launch was subject to a major program of improvements in the run up to the event, to ensure Minoli London is nothing short of cutting edge.

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The launch of The Surface Within in September 2013 marked a return to having a London office and showroom for Minoli, where the company was founded in the early 1940’s by Luigi Minoli, grandfather of Jonathon. As a logical extension to its Oxford-based headquarters and Distribution Centre, the George Street showroom showcases the company’s stunning new as well as established collections in the heart of London’s West End. The facility provides a convenient location for designers, developers, retailers and others who specify for projects to browse and gather inspiration from the extensive product displays and samples.

Commenting on the choice of brand name for the showroom, Jonathon Minoli explained that “At Minoli, we see tiles as more than just a floor or wall covering. For us, tiles create the ‘surface within’ buildings, connecting and transforming rooms into beautiful living and working spaces for people to enjoy”.

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Posted by Sophie Weitz in Minoli, Minoli London, Press, THE SURFACE WITHIN, 29th September, 2014


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