Paul Painter, Zaun’s Managing Director, appeared on Gabby Logan’s lunchtime show on BBC Radio 5 Live last Thursday to discuss how plans to develop a new high-speed travel rail line between London and Birmingham in 2025 will benefit West Midlands’ businesses.
Announced by Transport Secretary Lord Adonis, the proposed train line will take 43 minutes to travel between the two destinations at 250 mph and provide a faster transportation link for commuters throughout the country, with the opportunity to develop it further and reach as far as Scotland.
Paul Painter explained: “It’s a step in the right direction as we start to invest in the future. 50 per cent of Zaun’s business is situated in the South East, so the high-speed travel rail line would help us in that process and open up a lot more business to us.
“The Midlands generally needs better connections with these areas, as well as Scotland and overseas that can tend to feel quite isolated from us. The Government is encouraging more business from London to settle in Birmingham and the wider region to improve communications between the two locations.”
Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK. Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.
Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.
Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.
Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.