Rapid growth prompts recruitment drive Doorco says it has embarked on a recruitment drive, driven by its ‘commitment to a price freeze for 2015, customer-friendly supply agreements and futureproofing product improvements’. A move into larger premises, close to the company’s original Macclesfield base, has allowed the doors to be ‘flung open’ for talented people in all departments, including logistics, distribution, buying, purchasing, sales, customer service, IT and finance. No signs of slowing Managing director, Dan Sullivan, says the opportunities for a genuine career path are excellent: “We are growing on a weekly basis which gives the team a huge lift; but we need like-minded people on board to help us grow our infrastructure for existing and new customers, to help us remain at the forefront of the market.” Dan says that a number of factors are responsible for a 60% growth in sales year-on-year at Doorco and that the increase shows no signs of slowing: “Earlier this year we made a commitment to maintaining our prices for 2015 at least, in addition to offering nonrestrictive supply agreements for our customers. “We have been able to make such commitments and the market has responded. That now translates into some excellent opportunities for talented people.” 36 DOORS & COMMERCIAL ENTRANCES Going wild for Xtreme door With corrosion proof stainless steel hardware, a weather resistant triple sealed outerframe and energy efficient Nan Ya slab, Vista says that its XtremeDoor has been designed to keep homes warm and withstand the very worst of the British weather. XtremeDoor is said to offer ‘extreme thermal and weather performance’, and to help get this message across, Vista and marketing partner, Purplex, organised a photoshoot at one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. The Purplex creative team carried Vista’s 70kg composite door up Cheddar Gorge in Somerset and took a selection of photographs to showcase it in an ‘extreme’ location. Vista managing director, Keith Sadler, said: “XtremeDoor offers market leading weather performance and thermal efficiency and we wanted get this message across in an interesting and unusual way. As an industry we’re used to seeing nice images of doors in a house but considering our ‘extreme’ brand name, we decided to do something different and take the door out in the wild and obtain some memorable photography. The images are stunning and we plan to use them in the next consumer facing XtremeDoor brochure, which is freely available to all Vista customers.” Aside from showcasing the 70,000 slabs held in stock Distinction Doors’ says that its stockholding is as ‘market-leading as the rest of its offering’. The company can hold up to 70,000 door slabs at its South Yorkshire headquarters, reportedly the biggest stockholding of any composite door company in the country. Chantel Roach, Distinction’s marketing director, said: “Our rapid lead times are something our customers really appreciate and we know from feedback that not only do they improve cash flow they also help to close sales.” Alongside the door stockholding, Distinction says that it has 100,000 snap together glazing cassettes and 25,000 glass units in stock. The company also has its own in-house painting facility, capable of spraying up to 500 doors per week, which helps to ensure that special orders are rapidly processed. www.ggpmag.com August 2015 thermal and weather performance, several photos focused on the five point lock, which is included on every XtremeDoor as standard and is said to make the product one of the most secure on the market.
GGP August 2015
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