Name of the Person - Jackie Robshaw, General Manager
Company Name - Marmax Products Ltd
Company Based - Tanfield Lea South Industrial Estate, Stanley, Co. Durham
What does the Company do:
We manufacture outdoor furniture, planters, fencing, boardwalk, playground equipment and dog agility products from 100% UK HDPE recycled plastic. The plastic started its life as a milk carton, to date we have saved over 300 million milk cartons going to landfill. We have been awarded Green World Ambassador status again for 2016 and we have won many national and local awards, including Chronicle Champion Business of the North East. We have just been awarded a Green Apple World Award for our Special Educational Needs furniture.
Fun Fact : We have manufactured a variety of weird and wonderful products, the strangest being an ‘Elephant Weighing Platform’ for Whipsnade Zoo and a ‘Dog Paddling Pool’ for the Dogs Trust and animal charities.
Major Customers: Our main customers are schools and councils nationwide. We also supply Cadburys World, Whipsnade and London Zoo, Park Dean Caravan Parks and the Hall & Woodhouse Brewery Chain.
Top Tips: My top tip to anyone in business is “Believe in your own ability and product range, but do not be afraid to ask trusted advisors for help”
How has Business Durham Helped:
Business Durham has helped Marmax to secure new customers by great networking, funding and training opportunities. They have also included our successes within their social media channels which has helped in marketing our brand within the North East.