New International Trade Minister visits stoneCIRCLE

Steve Vanhinsbergh (left), Managing Director of stoneCIRCLE, shows Ranil Jayawardena a sodalite slab from Brazil, which is destined for use in a prestigious retail project in Covent Garden, London.

Ranil Jayawardena, who was appointed Minister for International Trade in May and is the MP for North East Hampshire, dropped in on stone specialists stoneCIRCLE this week. 

Steve Vanhinsbergh is one of the two brothers who run stoneCIRCLE, which is based at Basingstoke in the Minister's constituency. Steve and his team spent an enjoyable hour showing the Minister around and discussing the challenges of trading in the current climate, with both Covid-19 and Brexit complicating matters.

Ranil Jayawardena was accompanied by Tristan Robinson, a local councillor for the area. 

The visitors saw work in progress for retail, hotel, domestic and artistic projects that was being fabricated in the stoneCIRCLE workshops. They could not fail to be impressed by the operation and the work being produced.

stoneCIRCLE has been fabricating stone for both domestic and commercial use for more than 50 years, since the company was founded in 1968 by the Vanhinsbergh brothers’ father. It has grown to be one of the largest stone fabricators in England, supplying architects, contractors, designers and kitchen & bathroom showrooms.