Established in 1902, Romo remains a family run business in its fifth generation. Based in Nottinghamshire, UK, the company is an international leader in the design and marketing of exclusive furnishing and upholstery fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings for residential and contract interiors. Our reputation for offering excellent designs and qualities is built on two important factors: exclusive designs by our experienced designers; and close working relationships with carefully chosen expert weavers and printers.
The Edwardian era had just dawned when in 1902 Robert Mould, who gave his name to the company, started a small-scale furniture manufacturing business in Nottingham, England. By the 1930s, the company had become wholesalers to the upholstery industry, supplying furnishing fabrics and components for the manufacture of furniture. The company continued to evolve until eventually the upholstery manufacturing side of the business ceased completely and the supply of furnishing fabrics became the company's primary focus. In the 1980s Romo started its own in-house design studio, injecting a more creative approach to design which redefined Romo as the design-led company it is known as today.
Romo is currently managed by the founder's great grandson, Jonathan Mould, along with his niece Lindsay and children Felicity, Emily and Jordan. Over 250 people are employed in the design studios, offices and warehouse based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire with further offices in London, Germany, The Netherlands and in the US. Our main fabric stores consist of 3 warehouse units with a combined floor space of 200,000 sq. ft. that hold approximately 250,000 rolls of fabric and wallcoverings. With additional subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and an extensive network of worldwide distributors, Romo is a recognised international brand in exclusive home furnishings.
Marketing & Distribution
Romo collections are launched twice a year, in January and September through our worldwide network of distributors and agents allowing our exclusive collections international brand recognition in over 70 countries.
Romo also has a prominent presence in the market place through its flagship showrooms in London, New York, Miami, Munich and Cl. Houten, Holland as well as being represented in agent showrooms around the world. The showrooms enable designers, decorators and their clients to view the complete range of our collections on large hangers, showing the designs and colours to the best effect.
Pattern books and waterfalls are the showcase of our collections and are used by retailers and interior designers across the globe. All our waterfalls and pattern books are produced in-house at our head office site in Nottingham. By producing our own pattern books we ensure the highest level of quality, maintain excellent stock levels and despatch books both quickly and efficiently.
The company invests annually in high profile advertising campaigns for each brand, in prestigious UK and European interior magazines, to support our customers and maintain brand recognition in the media.
Romo is dedicated to offering the highest level of customer service. A direct link to the main computer system enables the overseas offices to give up-to-the-minute stock levels on all products. The fully computerised warehouse system permits all orders placed before 2pm to be despatched the same day. Once despatched a bar coded ticketing and tracking system allows each order to be efficiently tracked at every point of transit by our sales advisors in the UK and abroad. Our fast processing of orders coupled with the speed of our transportation partners ensures our delivery service is one of the most efficient in the industry.
Sharing the profits
For the last five years Romo has directly supported an Oxfam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, helping to improve education for children in some of the poorest areas of the country. By donating a portion of our profits, Romo has funded the renovation of several schools, provided basic educational equipment and much needed training workshops for teachers and support staff.