Updated: Sep 20, 2022
Here at Maxwood, we're proud to have 40 years of experience in the commercial washroom industry.
We sat down with Maxwood's director, Robin McMullan, to find out what he's learnt from leading the business over the years.
Robin, what has been the key to Maxwood Washroom’s continued success in the last 40 years?
Creating a culture of hard-working focused people that are dedicated and committed to Maxwood’s success.
What have been your personal highlights from the last 40 years?
The way that despite personnel changes, the culture of fun, creative and hard-working environment continues on.
We had an amazing comment from an employee recently to say that it is uncanny the way that everyone who has ever worked at Maxwood always continues to ask about how it is going.
How would you describe the journey of the last 40 years under 10 words?
Hard work with the ability to change.
Over the last 40 years, what have you seen in the market and what changes have you observed in your customer’s thinking about washroom design?
As we have honed in on the London market, we are seeing changes in the type of materials that are used to keep washrooms in trend.
How have the events of the last few years changed the direction of the company? - Due to the fact that we had a great team surrounding us, Covid demonstrated to us the ability to change direction almost instantaneously.
We devoted sales, closely followed on by production, to support the Nightingale Hospitals and into manufacture of privacy screens.
The sustainability question is fast becoming the number one and we intend to lead in this area by achieving carbon neutrality with some of our ranges by the end of 2022 and are continuing to focus on using more sustainable materials to promote the next step which is net carbon neutral.
You recently received a patent for the Movana cubicle, what other exciting innovations can we look forward to in the next few years?
Our drive centres around sustainability and bringing interesting and creative sustainable products with visual differences to the marketplace, to become the leader in washroom sustainability.
What has been the biggest “lesson learned” from your time with Maxwood?
Always keep looking ahead and plan for the worst.
What is your biggest hope for the business in the next decade, and in what ways do you expect to grow?
To become proven leaders in the London high-end commercial washroom space and leaders in sustainability, so that architects and designers find their ideas with us and we are a pleasure to work with.