At the same time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with the President of the United States last week, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson dropped in to the George Bence Group in Cheltenham to meet Paul Bence, managing director, who gave him a tour of the company’s headquarters.
Mr Johnson machined pieces of timber, moved a bulk bag of sand off a crane vehicle, and discussed the latest trends from the design team in George Bench Group’s kitchen and bathroom showroom, Obsidian Interiors.
Commenting about the day Mr Bence said: “We were extremely honoured to welcome Boris Johnson to our business. After George Osborne’s visit 18 months ago, we certainly weren’t expecting another dignitary visit. Not only did we discuss Brexit, but he was extremely engaging with our staff and discussed his first business venture after leaving university where he sold kitchen mosaic splashbacks, which apparently didn’t last long.
“He was also enormously trusting when one of our designers took his phone to try out some new technologies where you can charge your phone wirelessly via a work surface. The level of exposure has been astonishing with both national and global reporters getting in touch to find out why the Foreign Secretary dropped by and why he was standing in a bath!”