No Brexit barrier

With Pioneer continuing to supply conservatories to a French home improvement specialist based near Paris at a rate of two articulated truck loads a month, the company say Brexit will not present any barrier to sales, say both supplier and customer.

Sales of Pioneer’s ‘English Conservatories’ continue to grow to several International customers, including those located in countries as diverse as Japan and France.

Danny Williams, managing director of Pioneer, and a committed Brexit supporter, said that none of his customers see any issues with business continuing as usual after the March 2019 exit date for Britain to leave the EU. He said: “If anything trade with Japan might even get easier but our French customer, who has been taking around 150 conservatories a year from us for the past six years, says that unless huge barriers are imposed, they don’t see why anything should change.

“We addressed the issue again more recently, now that we are just a year away from leaving the EU. They tell us that unless ridiculous tariffs and physical barriers are imposed they see no reasons to change, which is exactly our position. Our customers are entirely pragmatic about the political situation, and our French customer especially is continuing to enjoy growing sales of our conservatories to their customers, who buy them in standard sizes and install them themselves.”