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GGP January 2015

FABRICAT O R & I N S TALLER WORLD • Imago Point Distributors have hosted a roadshow of launch events across the UK and Ireland to showcase the Imago Lift & Slide super-slim timber doors system from hardware supplier AGB. “We were incredibly happy with the response from designers, joinery companies and installers seeing Imago for the first time,” said Marco Zen, UK and Ireland sales manager for AGB. “It was encouraging to receive orders straight away for Imago Lift & Slide Door hardware packs for showroom displays and even some projects.” www.chooseimago.co.uk • Yorkshire fabricator HWL Windows Group is celebrating 12 years as an approved Kömmerling manufacturer. One HWL customer which is said to be performing particularly well is Ilkley Windows of West Yorkshire. Graham Howatson, sales and marketing director of HWL Windows Group, said: “We have a great partnership with Kömmerling. It allows us to provide our customers with high quality products, carefully timed deliveries and an excellent service overall. Kömmerling has helped us to grow our business and that of our customers, such as Ilkley Windows.” • Trade fabricator Merlin Network insists on Swisspacer in its high performance windows. The Fife based company says it sets itself apart from rivals by offering ‘A’ rated windows as standard, all with Swisspacer inside. Geoff Beck, Merlin Network business development manager said: “Swisspacer makes it easier to achieve ‘A’ ratings and low ‘U’ values. “We use Swisspacer in five colours to match our coloured windows, a big part of our business. Swisspacer has a semi-matt finish which gives our windows a high-end look.” 93 One nomination, one win Spray service Quickslide’s Adrian Barraclough is presented with the Training & Development Initiative of the Year trophy by Michael Butterick of Glassolutions at G14 with comedian Kevin Bridges and Quickslide’s Joe Pickering and Michael Connor www.ggp.com January 2015 ‘raises bar’ Quickslide had reason to celebrate at last year’s G14 Awards after being presented with the Training & Development Initiative of the Year trophy. Quickslide’s submission was personally signed by every member of the workforce, reportedly because every one of them played their part in the review and in the success it has brought the Yorkshire based fabricator. With the award presented by Mike Butterick, marketing director of sponsor Glassolutions, on a night hosted by Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges, Quickslide’s chairman, Adrian Barraclough, said: “One nomination. One win. I’d say that was a pretty successful night, wouldn’t you? "We’ve always regarded our people as a big part of our commitment to world class manufacturing and continuous improvement, so winning the award at G14 means that they can all be equally as proud of the trophy.” The win comes after the company reviewed and revised all of its planning, training and development procedures with a plan to gain six-figure savings going forward. First it was best in Scotland with Network Veka, then best in the UK, plus the most national trophy wins in the organisation’s history... and then, with a G14 finalist accolade to add to the list, Thistle Windows and Conservatories says it is yet again asserting its position among the very best in the conservatory industry. Among the top three in the whole of the UK, the Aberdeen based installer says it was the only one in its category to be nominated both last year and in 2013 and the only Scottish finalist in either year. The G14 nomination came just weeks after Thistle won Network Veka’s national top installer trophy, giving it 13 national and regional awards in the organisation’s 17-year history and maintaining its lead as the top national trophy winner. Thistle’s Nick Robson said after the G14 ceremony: “The Network Veka awards are based on the acclaim of our customers and the G14 nomination is the recognition of our peers in the industry so both accolades are equally important to us but in different ways.” Nick was quick to credit all the staff at Thistle for their part in its success and also Glazerite for its support as fabricator for the past two years. In brief ‘Among the very best’ VS fabricator, Roseview Windows, says it has ‘raised the bar of sash window fabrication yet again’ with the launch of its new colour spray service. The new service means Roseview’s products are now available in any of the 1,900 shades of the RAL spectrum, with much a faster turnaround than was previously achievable. Managing director, Willie Kerr commented: “The new spray service is a major plus for Roseview. It means we can offer a quicker turnaround on coloured windows and thanks to the sheer number of options, our customers can perfectly Willie Kerr, MD of Roseview Windows match the exact shade of the box sash window it’s replacing, which is a major selling point. “The major advantage of our colour bonding method is we can spray the entire frame for a much more authentic look. Appearance is everything in the heritage market and this helps our customers appeal to end users and conservation officers and ultimately win more business.” All products in the ‘Rose Collection’ of sash windows are available in any RAL colour, including the option of white on the inside and colour on the outside. The Rose Collection includes the Charisma Rose, the Heritage Rose and Ultimate Rose. Heritage and Ultimate Rose both feature runthrough sash horns, deep bottom rails and astragal bars for an authentic timber sash window look, while the Charisma Rose is more suitable for new build applications www.roseview.co.uk


GGP January 2015
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