Rock Fall UK
What town/city are you based in?
Number of generations
Manufacturing (Safety Equipment
Number of employees
Tell us about your family business (What you do, how you started, who’s involved etc)
Richard and Matthew Noon are sons of the founder Stephen Noon. Since they joined the business we have developed new and specialist footwear that has seen us enter new markets and grow the business by 387% in the last 5 years. They are both Directors within the business. Richard focuses on Operations, Finance and Planning. Matthew focuses on Networking and Business Development. They work together on new product development.
What’s your proudest moment/biggest achievement as a family business?
The continual, sustainable growth our senior leadership is planning and executing through careful consideration and a lot of hard work. These plans have included working more closely with our major distributors on a national basis. Engaging with major end users to generate demand for our products. Developing more specialist styles to open new markets. Growing our export business. Attracting people that want to grow with the business into key support roles.
What do you love about being a family business?
The thing we love most about being a family business is how quickly we are able to make decisions, it makes us incredibly agile to changing market conditions and customer demands. We can steer the business with long term planning and base our decisions on what is best for the future. In short, we can almost guarantee our sustainability.