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EDITOR’SCOMMENT How green is my deal? Ssound encouraging after 01732 748048editorMichael Gannono, the start of anotheryear where we try andpredict, warn, or just a period where the industry has mgannon@unity-media.com been subject to many forces outside its control deputy editor Sophie Stevens This month we are going to have 01732 748036 what might be a massive change in sstevens@unity-media.com the arrival of the government’s Green Deal. GGP has already editorial assistant devoted many column inches to Graham Cookson this topic and while we would like 01732 748037 to welcome this scheme, the gcookson@unity-media.com balance of coverage has been critical. This has not been due to advertisement sales director Andy Dunn any particular bias but from a 01732 748065 genuine concern that the Green advertisement sales managerTelford International awaits in April and Deal has been badly mishandled by there are high hopes that it will fill the Dawn Tucker the government. vacuum that Glassex left behind. 01732 748060 dtucker@unity-media.com We have, firstly, what appears to be a very complicated, Regulations that, I believe, were One can only repeat that if there area sales executive cumbersome structure that has much needed.” is one question mark, it is the Sarah Knight 01732 748061 left both the public and No matter how much we location. At a pre Christmas sknight@unity-media.com professionals, wandering what they speculate – and the trade press is as gathering of the trade press, we will end up with. guilty, if not more than most – the hacks decided to have a sweep as to classified sales executive Skie Powell Secondly, the quality of picture will not really become the attendance figures. None of us 01732 748063 informing the end user and those clearer after this month. The uptake could agree with some of the spowell@unity-media.com that are meant to implement and is bound to be disappointing at optimistic figures that have been provide services for, has been first but those who play the long doing the circuit. It would, of production manager second rate. Back in September and game, may have a bigger smile on course, be entirely wrong to divulge Lisa White October of last year, expressions of their faces than those of us who what others said but I settled for 01732 748049 Fax: 01732 748006 worry about the scheme were being were deeply suspicious at the way 2,000 as the likely visitor total. lwhite@unity-media.com voiced and yet, the response from this government has gone through That is a modest estimate when production assistant government has done little to allay with the scheme’s implementation. you think that towards the end of Debbie Marsh these fears. Glassex (combined with GP&T) in 01732 748050 dmarsh@unity-media.com Or is it a case of having nothing And of course there is another 2008, the audited figure was 6,276. to fear but fear itself? That famous event that might cause a number of All that pales into insignificance David Smithreprographic controller expression by Franklin Delaware us to eat humble pie and that is the when you look at those coming in circulation Roosevelt may be used by those FIT Show. The marketing of the 1995 – just over 14,000. One can 01732 748084 who defend the Green Deal. exhibition has been excellent; but dream..... publisher After all, the furore that not least because it tapped so Colin Wilkinson surrounded the establishment of well into that yearning for a Michael Gannon To subscribe call: FENSA, could be put forward as a national show for the fenestration Editor 01732 748084 parallel case. On page 40, in an sector, so ineptly served by Emap interview of FENSA head, Chris as organiser. head office Mayne, the question was asked In the case of FIT, the organisers Becket House, Vestry Road, about resistance to it. 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