Chancellor George Osborne backs shedworking
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It's good to see highranking politicians interested in the world of garden offices so we were delighted that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan visited Rotunda Living run by friend of shedworking, Gemma Roe. Their visit coincided with her announcement that the company will expand its workforce by a quarter and expects to double its revenues from last year (and follows them doubling their workforce over the last 18 months). Rotunda Living received a start-up loan in 2013 to manufacture and construct timber round houses for garden offices, extensions, and holiday lodges. The company was launched in July 2012, two weeks after Gemma had her first child. In 2013 the company received £7,700 from Start-Up Now. Rotunda Living was recently awarded a contract to build the country’s first completely round eco-classroom for a primary school in the East Midlands. They also recently sold their first complete home. The company is now drawing up plans to expand overseas. George Osborne said: "I was very pleased to visit Rotunda, a brilliant British start-up to see their innovative products and hear about their plans to expand into new markets."