Minister for Trade Visits Stonemasonry Company
Date: 21st August 2020
Author: Madeleine McMullin
On 18th August 2020, stoneCIRCLE welcomed the Minister for Trade, Ranil Jayawardena who is also the local MP for North East Hampshire where the company is situated. He was accompanied by Tristan Robinson, the local councillor for the area.
Steve Vanhinsbergh, one of two brothers who run stoneCIRCLE, and his team spent an enjoyable hour showing him around and discussing the challenges of doing business in the current climate with both Covid-19 and Brexit complicating matters.
The photo shows them inspecting a sodalite slab from Brazil which is destined for use in a prestigious retail project in Covent Garden, London. The visitors also saw some work in progress for retail, hotel, domestic and artistic projects currently being fabricated in the workshops.
stoneCIRCLE is a Basingstoke-based stonemasonry business which has been fabricating stone for both domestic and commercial use for over 50 years, since the company was founded in 1968 by the current owners’ father. It has grown to be one of the largest stone fabricators in England, supplying architects, contractors, designers and kitchen and bathroom showrooms, as well as selling directly to consumers from its showroom.