Industry profile: Simon Taylor, Sales Director, Roper Rhodes


roper, rhodes, logo, kbb, birmingham Kbb Birmingham exhibitor and Roper Rhodes Sales Director Simon Taylor shares some of the secrets behind the bathroom specialist’s success...

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When did the Roper Rhodes story begin?

Rather appropriately, Roper Rhodes was founded in the Spa city of Bath, where it is still based today, in 1979 by Brian Roper and Terry Rhodes. Over the last 36 years, the company has gone from strength to strength and has grown to become one of the leading players within the bathroom industry, offering an extensive range of stylish, functional and high quality bathroom products at affordable price points.

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Roper Rhodes - 600mm wall-mounted unit in matt carbon​

What does Roper Rhodes have to offer the bathroom market?

Where do I start?! We have over 35 years’ experience in the bathroom industry, which goes into creating each and every one of the products we bring to market. From bathroom furniture and sanitaryware to brassware, mirrors and cabinets, we offer a huge selection of products in a wide variety of colours, materials and finishes that will beautifully complement contemporary and traditional designs. At Roper Rhodes we have a constant product development programme that sees us continually updating and refining our product offering to reflect changes in demand and style. We work extremely closely with our network of independent bathroom retailers to provide them with perfect products to help their customers create their dream bathrooms. 

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Left to right: Roper Rhodes - 1000mm Scheme gloss white wall-mounted unit with ceramic basin. 600mm wall-mounted unit in calico.

What sets Roper Rhodes apart from other brands?

Our customer service really sets us apart from other brands within the industry. Our customers are key to our business and as such we aim to ensure that dealing with us is an easy and pleasant experience for all our retailers. Another thing that really makes us stand out from the crowd is our team of eight in-house product designers who know the UK bathroom market inside out and design market leading products of the highest quality.

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Roper Rhodes - Burford Slate Grey 1200 run with x 2 300 cupboard and Geo basin

What are your plans for kbb Birmingham?

Roper Rhodes hasn’t exhibited at kbb Birmingham since 2008, so we’re looking forward to reintroducing our brand to the industry and showing off all our latest launches, and catching up with old, as well as making new acquaintances in the process.

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