Zaun discusses high-speed travel on BBC Radio 5 Live

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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.”

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About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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