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Minoli – Luxury Topping Little Book of Interviews
Earlier this year Minoli were approached by Tricia Topping, of Luxury Topping a Consultancy for the House Building and Luxury Goods Industry to be interviewed for the Luxury Topping book and Blog…..
The book of interviews spans 18 months of interviews with a wide variety of people, from our own Jonathon Minoli to Antonio Carluccio OBE. Although the collection is focused towards London, most of the contributors, Like Minoli operate nationally and in some cases internationally.
Jonathon commented on being asked to contribute, “ given the calibre of the other interviewees I was a little flattered to think that Minoli was to be considered in such esteemed company, it is a great little collection of interviews in a wonderfully presented book”
Minoli Featured In Showhouse Magazine
Showhouse Magazine, the housebuilding “Bible”, the magazine the house builders read has featured Minoli in the July edition.
Minoli reports changing trends
Tile importer Minoli, which launched its new wood collections at the start of the year, is finding that wood-effect is proving to be the popular choice for kitchens and living areas. Managing director, Jonathon Minoli, commented: “Wood-effect has been a hit in our clients’ show homes. Both developers and purchasers like the wood-effect flooring for its warm tone and durability. Ever since it became fashionable to combine kitchens and living rooms in new homes, interior designers have been torn between wooden floors and porcelain tiles. The wood-effect tile provides the warm, homely look that people crave in a living space but with the practicality of a porcelain tile. It is not only easy to maintain and hard wearing but also a better conduit for underfloor heating.”
Minoli were asked to comment on Changing Trends and the article is very much about how we at Minoli have been very proactive in the promotion of “wood Effect” ranges.
With ranges available such as Doga, Axis, Etic, Travelling and Stelvio the choice and design selection from Minoli is simply stunning and being from Minoli it is a collection which is reasonable in price and of course available.
Jonathon Minoli, Managing Director of Minoli commented “ we are always delighted to be asked to provide contact to leading publications like Showhouse, especially when it is on subjects as interesting as the move towards our wood porcelain tile ranges”.
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Minoli Evolution Featured in House & Garden – Bespoke
Minoli Client, Bruce Tolmie-Thomson has created the most amazing bathroom within his recently developed property on the Wiltshire-Dorset border.
Utilising the Minoli Evolution Iconic Series to create this truly stunning room utilising the Evolution Iconic, base tile and mosaic.
With sanitary ware by CP Hart, and a bespoke Matki shower screen, the time, care and attention to detail in this room is clear to see and produced the most amazing results.
Minoli Evolution Iconic… a stunning range of polished and matt natural tiles and mosaics. Available from stock in 30 x 60 , 60 x 60 & 30 x 30 (mosaic) and with special sizes and finishes to order.
Minoli Featured in Metro Property
How I built my house in a hole… what a way to introduce the stunning Langtry House in Hampstead.
The article in Metro Property about the music impresario and business partner of established London property developers and designers Peter and Gillie Regis, Tony Gibber goes in to great detail about the build and specification of the development and the tiling by Minoli gets a particular mention.
Gibber, responsible for a string of Top 10 hits working with artists such as Billy Ocean and Bucks Fizz turned his hand to building and development after retiring from the music industry and seems to have the same magic touch of the superstar with both careers!
As always, we are delighted to be associated with such remarkable properties and remarkable clients!
Minoli “Featured” on Channel 4
With the demise of the enormously successful BBC TV Program Top Gear, the car related programs on other channels have seen a tremendous upturn in viewing figures and general interest in their output.
The new Channel Four program, “For The Love Of Cars” with its prime Sunday evening slot of 8.00 PM is attracting viewers who would normally have been watching Clarkson & Co on the BBC.
In one recent edition, Series 2 episode 3 “HOT HATCHES” the presenters, Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead revisit the classic Hot Hatches of the 1980’s and whilst testing the Renault 5 GT Turbo on the M25 in the pouring rain, there can very clearly be seen a Minoli Truck (all be it one of the older smaller vehicles) sat alongside them as filming took place.
The program is also sponsored by Alfa Romeo, a long Standing client of Minoli.
Minoli Featured in The Business Magazine
April 2015, The Business Magazine, the leading Business Magazine within the Thames Valley.
With another leading publication choosing to cover the Minoli Suppliers Lunch with a feature article, we are coming to realise what a truly unique occasion the Lunch was and how in these times when “suppliers” are being pushed and prodded by customers for more and more, for less and less, the attitude of companies like Minoli to work with and nurture suppliers, as well as concentrating on customer requirements is becoming a matter for great discussion in the business press.
“Pay your suppliers, in full, on time, without fail, no short counts” – J. Minoli
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.
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.
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”.
“Pay your suppliers, in full, on time, without fail, no short counts” – J. Minoli
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.
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.
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’.
Minoli Featured in The London Business Journal
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)
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.
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……
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.
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.”
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.
The Canary Wharf Magazine has chosen Minoli Travelling East Grey for the cover.
Minoli Travelling East Grey 120 x 19.7 cm
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.
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.
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.’
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
The City Magazine… the magazine of …The City!
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.