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1992
  1. HRH Princess Margaret with Sir Bob at the opening of Omega plc

    Omega PLC is founded

      Bob founded Omega PLC based at Capitol Park in Thorne, near Doncaster. The company is a brand leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality fitted branded kitchen furniture, which it supplies…

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    HRH Princess Margaret with Sir Bob at the opening of Omega plc

    Bob founded Omega PLC based at Capitol Park in Thorne, near Doncaster. The company is a brand leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality fitted branded kitchen furniture, which it supplies via independent kitchen specialist outlets across the United Kingdom.

    http://www.omegaplc.co.uk

    Omega PLC was successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market [AIM] in April 2004. In January 2009 Omega PLC was successfully de-listed from the AIM market by way of a management buyout. Despite the economy Omega continues to be outstandingly successful.

    The company operates from a 315,000sqft purpose-built complex housing its manufacturing, distribution, trade showrooms and headquarters. This facility is located next to Junction 6 of the M18 at Thorne, near Doncaster where operations began in 1996.

    Omega’s purpose-built manufacturing complex boasts the very latest technology in kitchen production. Computer-aided design and computer-controlled manufacturing facilities work in unison to create an exciting range of modern and classic kitchens, together with the very latest innovations and design features.

    In 2000 Omega was named 2nd in manufacturing in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 awards and 11th overall in the country.

     

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1990
  1. Roker Park

    All seater stadiums introduced

    Terrible tragedies in football signalled a great change in football following Bradford, Heysel and Hillsborough. The requirement of the Taylor Report for all seater-stadia in England meant that Sunderland would need to re-develop or move…

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    Roker Park

    Terrible tragedies in football signalled a great change in football following Bradford, Heysel and Hillsborough. The requirement of the Taylor Report for all seater-stadia in England meant that Sunderland would need to re-develop or move to a new stadium.

    With only 7,000 seats, a total ground capacity of just 22,657 and limited commercial facilities Bob also recognised that Sunderland could not sustain a top flight team and compete at the highest level in the future. It was not feasible to re-develop Roker Park into a world class stadium and Bob realised he would have to find the funding and build a new stadium.

    Bob said “Back in those days, the turnover at Roker Park was only a couple of million pounds, not a great platform to build a world class stadium. We had to find a way to fund stadium (that eventually cost £22m) and ultimately floating the club on the stock market in 1996 made that possible. “

    A new stadium was vital for the long term future of the club because, “without a world class stage you can’t attract world class stars, whether that’s players or managers.”

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