The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report for 2013 showing a financially stable position against the tough economic conditions in the period.
GGF president, Brian Baker of Glassolutions Saint Gobain, stated: “2013 was a difficult year for the industry but the GGF membership remained stable and continued to provide a high level of support for members.”
Nigel Rees, GGF Group chief executive, commented: “The Federation’s membership yet again stood up well to the trading pressures they faced in 2013. It is also particularly pleasing to see that the number of new members joining the federation increased from 23 in 2012 to 32 in 2013 (39%) and this year we are on course to show another recruitment increase on 2013. It is clear that our retention and acquisition strategies are working effectively as more and more companies realise the benefits of being part of the GGF.”
In the political arena during 2013, the GGF continued its dialogue with government on several campaigns such as Cut the VAT, consumer rights and fire safety. During the period, the federation was also highly proactive as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and CE marking became law with many companies in the industry having to comply.
The Annual Report also reflects the federation’s work on technical, political and legislative issues and shows a 24% increase (97,500) in visitors viewing the GGF website www.ggf.org.uk.
Nigel Rees concluded: “Our solid work for our members and with our members clearly shows the federation is on the right track. There are many challenges facing the industry but working together, we can not only cope with the pressures but also grow. I thank all members for their much valued input and continued support.”
All GGF members were posted a printed copy of the Annual Report, a digital version is available for download from the GGF website http://www.ggf.org.uk/publication/ggf_annual_report_2014