Permali plays host to Richard Graham MP who visited the head office and engineering facility located in Gloucester, South West England. With key links to the NHS and MOD, Permali has obtained a key worker status and continued business as usual despite the pressures of the Covid-19 situation. Richard was taken on a tour of the site to observe the cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities and learn more about Permali’s involvement in Defence, Medical, Aerospace, Rail and Automotive markets.

Richard meets with some of the key workers.


The tour was led by Managing Director, Karl Wharton, and Director of Sales & Marketing, Fraser Rankin, which provided Richard with insight on key composites and materials used in tanks, helicopters, ships and aeroplanes through to PPE, recycled plastic design panelling and Formula 1. Richard also took interest in Permali’s newly installed body temperature scanner, capable of monitoring employees’ temperatures as they enter the building, detecting and flagging possible signs of Covid-19 symptoms. After going through the wider business plans, Richard commented it was refreshing to see that despite the Covid-19 challenges, Permali is keen to invest in the future including an apprenticeship scheme and recruitment drive. Karl added “We have continued to operate during these challenging times, supported the NHS and MOD and continue to explore new markets to assist with the growth of the company. It has been a huge team effort and we have operated collaboratively and proactively to meet demanding market needs. I would like to thank Richard for his time visiting us, it was extremely positive and just the kind of news that people want to hear.”

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From left to right: Fraser Rankin, Richard Graham MP and Karl Wharton.