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GGP March 2014

People T-shirts promote scanner appeal The Veka UK Group was proud to support Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle's Prostate Scanner Appeal at Burnley's recent match against Sheffield Wednesday. The systems supplier sponsored T-shirts to raise awareness of the appeal, which were worn by the players while they warmed up. The distinctive blue shirts were also worn by volunteers, who did a bucket collection during the match. The proceeds from the Clarets lottery during the match also went toward the scanner appeal. Veka's head of human resources, Gabriela Hammond, explained: “The T-shirts were a great way to let people know what the collection was for. It made the volunteers easy to spot and, as a result, we've been told that a fantastic £4,341 was raised on the day. “As a company, we were delighted to show our support and raise awareness for such a valuable local cause – but without the generosity of the Burnley fans, it wouldn't have meant a thing. They've really outdone themselves and they should be very proud.” All money raised by the appeal will go towards buying a replacement prostate scanner for the Urology Department of Burnley General Hospital, to assist with the early detection of prostate and kidney cancers. Danny joins Senior’s team 18 March 2014 FAB FOUR: Four former pupils of Boness Academy are now in the senior management team of a major European manufacturing firm. Alex Brown, managing director of NorDan UK, this month welcomed former colleague and school mate, William Murray to his team as commercial manager London. William joins Davie Smith, UK logistics manager and Peter O’Neil, general manager central Scotland. All four gentlemen have been working in the Scandinavian building products industry for the last 20 years. Alex Brown said: “To work with friends is challenging but greatly fosters trust in our team. I am delighted to welcome William Murray to the NorDan UK team this year. William brings a wealth of experience in our industry to our sales and project management effort in the London and South East area.” Steve joins as technical manager Sliders UK says it has strengthened its product development team with the appointment of Steve Weaver (right) as technical manager. Steve, who has more than 30 years experience, joined the Lancashire based manufacturer of Secured by Design patio, bi-fold and composite doors in January, reportedly as part of the company’s ‘ongoing commitment to driving innovation and security’ across its expanding range. Ian Longbottom, joint managing director of Sliders UK, said: “We’re thrilled to have Steve on board. He not only brings with him a wealth of technical expertise, but is also very well known and respected within the industry. “He has quickly proved to be an asset to the company and will play a key role in assisting with an unprecedented year of product development at Sliders, which will see some fantastic new initiatives coming to market.” Steve’s new role sees him take charge of the technical development, testing and purchasing of hardware within Sliders UK. He commented: “Before my appointment, I had worked with Sliders on a number of projects in my previous capacity as an external hardware specialist. “I’m happy to have joined the team officially this year and look forward to building on the company’s optional Secured by Design hardware solutions.” Glazing systems designer and manufacturer, Senior Architectural Systems, says it has continued to strengthen its management team with the appointment of a new technical sales manager. Senior Glass Systems, part of Senior Architectural Systems, has welcomed Danny Obradovic to the role. He has worked in the architectural aluminium industry for more than 30 years and brings with him a wealth of industry experience, having previously worked for firms including Dortech, HW Architectural and SLW. He said: “I am delighted to have become a member of the Senior Architectural Systems team and look forward to achieving sales targets and hitting profit levels with the company. I aim to build up my knowledge base with Senior, and my existing knowledge and skills to expand the company’s customer base, helping to make 2014 one of the firm’s strongest years ever.”


GGP March 2014
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