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GGP 04 Apr 2016

With the FIT Show just around the corner at the time of going to press, the focus in this month’s magazine is understandably on the main event of the year at Telford’s International Centre. As a result, you’ll find the second instalment of our comprehensive FIT preview, which follows on from last month’s issue, and which includes highlights of what to expect from the industry’s leading hardware specialists, systems houses, fabricators, composite door and glazed extension manufacturers – and much more besides. The build up to the 2016 FIT Show has been intensifying in the last few months, as you would expect of course, and while I’m cautious of being carried away on a wave of marketing hype, I think it’s safe to say that there really will be some ground breaking products unveiled this year. In fact I know there will be, because I’ve already seen some of them! For those that are perhaps a little ‘over saturated’ on FIT Show content, don’t worry, we’ve also found room in the April issue for our usual mix of exclusive articles, including comment from Sliders UK’s sales director, Steve Mines, on whether the demand for composite doors is sustainable; a spotlight on the dark art of Pay Per Click advertising and the best way to promote your company online; an insight into corporate social responsibility and sustainability from Eurocell’s head of marketing, Chris Coxon and a detailed look into the legislation surrounding panic devices for emergency exits by CENSolutions’ MD, Wayne Rogerson. Plus, Swisspacer’s head of marketing and sales, John Cooper, is In The Hot Seat and we take a look at the WIGs – or Women in Glazing – and how they have become so successful in what is traditionally a male dominated industry. Lastly, a quick thought on security after it emerged that neigbours of mine were burgled recently. A couple in their early 50s, they had just finished their evening meal and were settling down in the living room in front of the TV, when four masked intruders burst in through the patio doors, tied them up, and made off with cash, prized possessions and a very nice car. They would have got away with more, but fled when they were tricked into thinking that an ‘alarm’ on a TV programme was actually real and that the cops were on the way. Fortunately, the couple escaped with just cuts and bruises, but after it transpired that the intruders broke in by smashing the patio door glass with a hammer, it got me thinking whether there is such a thing as 100% burglar proof patio doors or bi-folds. After all, the whole point of these are to let lots of light in but while SBD accredited hardware is all well and good, if someone is really determined to get into your house, it seems that a well placed hammer is all they need. Does anyone offer bullet proof bi-folds? If so, you know where to find me... Editor Aluminium Roof Lantern Game Changing One Tool Assembly Fast Installation Time No Visible Fixings Silicone Sealant Free An exceptional product with easy-fit technology reducing time on-site Fully Thermally Isolated Unbroken Sight Lines Tel: 01642 610799 | Fax: 01642 615854 STAND 260 www.korniche.co.uk 3 EDITOR’S COMMENT


GGP 04 Apr 2016
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