Michael Fallon MP praises Cyclepods
Innovative bicycle storage producer, Cyclepods, has been praised by Michael Fallon, MP of Sevenoaks, for demonstrating how British design and manufacturing can take on the world.
- (1888PressRelease) January 21, 2012 - Michael Fallon MP has praised bicycle storage manufacturer, Cyclepods for its innovation and international success.
Fallon, who is Conservative MP for Sevenoaks, visited Cyclepods on Friday 13th January 2012 and was impressed by the award-winning bicycle storage manufacturer.
"Cyclepods is a good example of a successful local business, showing how British design and manufacturing can take on the world. The firm has found a niche in the market and is producing high-quality, innovative goods. Cyclepods has a full order book, with clients ranging from local schools and railway stations to large international firms like KPMG, and is winning orders overseas," he said after the visit.
Cyclepods produces bicycle storage products, which use 50 per cent less space than conventional cycle stands and cycle racks. It is also a carbon-neutral company and all its products are manufactured from recycled or recyclable materials. The firm has a turnover of over £1 million and employs 12 people.
Fallon arranged his visit to Cyclepods after his secretary met the local company at an ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) event. Sevenoaks station has been named the official station for the Paralympic cycling event at Brands Hatch in August.
"We want to produce attractive bicycle storage, which prevents overcrowding and damage to the bikes, and encourages cycling and a healthier way of life," said Cyclepods co-founder James Stewart.
Cyclepods has won a number of accolades for its products, including Bromley Business Environment Award 2007, ACT Travelwise's Innovation of the Year 2011 and the Shell Live Wire Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
"Over the coming year, I will be doing all I can to support businesses like Cyclepods. With the right support, British manufacturers can flourish and compete with firms across the world. New small businesses are the key to the jobs of the future", Fallon concludes.