Stone Circle welcomes visit from Trade Minister

Hampshire-based stonemasonry specialist Stone Circle recently welcomed the Minister for International Trade Ranil Jayawardena to its factory.

The minister, who is also the MP for North East Hampshire, was accompanied by local councillor Tristan Robinson. They were shown around the facility by Steve Vanhinsbegh, one of the two brothers who run Stone Circle.

He also discussed with them the challenges of doing business in the current climate with the pressure they were put under by Covid-19 and Brexit.

The photograph shows them inspecting a sodalite slab from Brazil, which was destined for use in a prestigious retail project in London’s Covent Garden. They saw a variety of retail, hotel and domestic projects being fabricated in the company’s workshops.

Stone Circle was founded in 1968 by the current owner’s father and now claims to be the largest stone fabricatorsS in England, supplying architects, contractors, designers and kitchen and bathroom showrooms.

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