The Romo Group

Diversity of Style

About The Romo Group
Founded in 1902, The Romo Group is a family run, British business in its fifth generation. Renowned for its diverse range of fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings and accessories. The Romo Group has six established brands each with their own unique character and style and recognised worldwide as an international market leader in high end interior textiles.

The Romo Group products are sold through a worldwide network of designers, retailers, distributors and agents giving our exclusive collections international brand recognition in over 70 countries.
The Romo Group Brands
History
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.
Today
The group is now managed by the founder’s great grandson, Jonathan Mould, along with his niece Lindsay and children Felicity, Emily and Jordan. With extensive international showrooms and distribution, The Romo Group has over 350 employees and is recognised worldwide, with exports totalling approximately 70% of sales. Customer satisfaction and employee welfare are at the core of the company’s values, and although much expanded, Romo remains very much a family business.
The Romo Group is dedicated to offering the highest level of customer service.
With our excellent stock levels, fast processing of orders and speed of our transportation partners, our delivery service is one of the most efficient in the industry. With 250,000 rolls of fabric and wallcoverings kept in stock at our onsite warehouse, the equivalent of 2.4 million metres, we are acknowledged as an industry leader in efficiently stock levels.

Our customer service team takes approximately 3,300 enquiries on a daily basis and all orders taken by 2pm are despatched on the same day worldwide. We also offer an excellent sample service sending out over 5,000 fabric and wallpaper samples a day.
Queens Award for Enterprise
Romo were honoured to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time in April 2017. We received this award for our success in International Trade which has been achieved through excellence in the design and marketing of luxury fabrics, wallcoverings and accessories and our expertise in developing export trade through a dedicated international distribution network.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s highest accolade for business performance and recognise the outstanding achievement made by UK companies.

Romo previously received the award in 2008 and since this time we have significantly grown our Export sales by further developing our established fabric and wallcoverings brands: Romo, Villa Nova and Kirkby Design, using design and innovation to maximise sales potential throughout the world. In addition, we launched three new brands, Zinc Textile and Mark Alexander in 2010 followed by Black Edition in 2013.

We have also grown our international operations, particularly in the USA by expanding our sales team and investing in new showrooms. This considerable investment in brands, designs, new products and our sales and distribution network has enabled us to greatly increase worldwide sales over recent years.

We are proud to have won this accolade and we are especially appreciative of our staff, suppliers and customers worldwide who have all played their part in helping Romo achieve this wonderful award.
Showrooms & Distribution
As the showcase of our collections, we have trade showrooms in Europe and the US as well as a global network of agents and distributors. Each showroom offers clients the opportunity to view our range of fabrics and wallcoverings in full length pieces, as well as practical pattern books.Beautifully, furnished with our latest designs, our international showrooms provide an inspiring environment in which to view the diverse range of products across all of our brands.

Our products are sold through a network of interior designers and retailers across the globe, you can find your local designer / retailer via our where to buy page. Pattern books and waterfalls are the showcase of our collections and are used by retailers and interior designers worldwide. 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.
Sharing The Profits
For the last 10 years The Romo Group has donated a portion of its profits to enable Oxfam to implement a program to improve access to education for primary school children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Jonathan Mould, CEO The Romo Group is dedicated to ensuring the success of the project and has continued to regularly visit the area along with other family and staff members to witness the progression.

The Romo Group has helped build over 60 new schools and provided much needed training workshops for teachers and parent teacher associations. As well as providing an education the new schools teach children about basic hygiene and provide clean, disease free environment. Thanks to the hard work of all of the staff and support from customers The Romo Group has been able to help improve the lives of hundreds of children.
To find out more, read our company booklet