Debar joins Department for Business and Trade’s sustainability trade mission


Debar, bi-fold hardware manufacturer, has been chosen to be a part of a sustainable trade mission developed by the Department of Business and Trade.

Following a ‘rigorous’ application process, Debar said it was successfully selected to join an innovative group involving 32 other companies from the north of England.

Known as the Northern Powerhouse, this group is made up of businesses from Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Hull and Newcastle to ‘help create a thriving economy’ within these cities and the surrounding areas, a statement said.

With the impending government objective to decarbonise the UK by 2050, construction and sustainability were placed at the centre of this specific trade mission. 

Being a part of the Northern Powerhouse has created ‘invaluable’ opportunities for the Debar which, it noted, exhibited at the Big 5 Global event in Dubai, took part in discussions at COP28 around Dubai’s future vision in reducing carbon emissions and attended a business meeting organised by Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone and hosted by His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi.

Tim Shaw, international sales manager at Debar, who was present at all three events, said: “For many years we’ve been incredibly driven to become more sustainable as a business and so, when we saw the chance to become a part of this formidable group, we knew it was something we couldn’t miss.

“We’re extremely proud that we were picked to join the Department of Business and Trade’s UAE sustainability trade mission and we can’t wait to get stuck in and learn more about the developments in the wider construction industry in UAE and the Middle East.

“We’ll be sure to make the most of this incredible opportunity and we’re looking forward to exploring how our products can offer solutions to the GCC market, understanding more about the process of supply for our products across the GCC and also networking with prospective partners.”

According to a statement, the Bradford-based firm only uses sustainable materials in its manufacturing processes and works with the local university to create solutions designed to reduce energy transfer between the inside and outside of both residential and commercial buildings.

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