BBC News Feature Chilstone
Monday, November 17, 2014
Last week, on the 12th of November the BBC News covered a story that the economic crisis of the UK was starting to show improvements in terms of employment. This was the second main headline of the day's news, and the company that was chosen to illustrate this was the "stonemasons of Tunbridge Wells", Chilstone. Here's Chilstone general manager, Steve Clark and BBC presenter Andrew Verity : The issues that were discussed by both our craftsmen and senior staff were how Chilstone had weathered the austerity and financial meltdown of the last few years. We were very humbled to have been picked out for this news story, and proud of what Chilstone have achieved. Here's the BBC film crew around Chilstone HQ- they were on-site for several hours filming and exploring! What Chilstone and the BBC discussed was that Chilstone's success was due to a mixture of the nature of the stonemasonry market, quality of our garden ornaments and architectural work, strong sense of teamwork, cost reduction and flexibility. BBC presenter, Andy Verity was particularly interested to know that our business had increased our staff by 10% and were awarded an across the board 2% pay rise. We hold much pride in our Chilstone team, and also how this can be a good example of how other businesses can survive these tough financial times. You can read more on this financial story by reading this link. We must sincerely thank the Federation of Small Businesses for helping arrange this fantastic news story.