We were so thrilled to welcome our local MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sherriff, to our premises, yesterday. She was accompanied by Karen Fox of the Entice Project, which is the organisation that has brought a great many apprentices to various departments within our company.
Paula is a great believer in apprenticeships and ensuring that young people are given opportunities to suit their individual ambitions. “Offering apprenticeships is key. It’s important that all young people are working towards their vocation, rather than just university”, she said during her visit to Interior Goods Direct.
We showed her around our various departments, finally stopping at our curtains and roman blinds production floor (which is right on the very top floor of our factory). The moment we mentioned that this was where we manufactured our roman blinds, Paula gleefully declared “Oh! I’m a roman fan. I’m a roman blinds fan.” Imagine our joy at hearing this news!
After her visit, Paula wrote on Facebook: “I was pleased to attend the impressive premises of Interior Goods Direct at Grange Moor yesterday. This business started off as a small enterprise and now employs nearly 200 staff as one of the UK’s leading blinds manufacturers.
I was delighted to hear that the company are making significant investment into our young people by offering quality apprenticeships and was able to chat with some of those apprentices during my visit.”
It was a pleasure to give such a down-to-earth and genuine politician a tour around our departments.