The Steel Window Association (SWA) has launched a three-tier system for the industry’s manufacturing membership. An ‘associate member’ package has also been developed, as a further refinement to the new structure.
Designed for suppliers to the UK steel window and door industry, associate membership, which costs £1,200 a year, comprises a listing on the SWA website with contact details and links to individual websites. In addition, companies can issue product information to SWA members via the association’s secretariat, and access comprehensive information on product and market development. An invitation to the SWA’s annual general meeting is also included, providing businesses with the opportunity to meet key members and industry influencers.
James Barrett of Steel Window Fittings (SWF), an associate member business, said: “Being able to meet a number of our larger customers at the same time is really beneficial. We hear about our customers’ needs, which gives SWF a clear focus on what we should be working on.
“Not only can we discuss topics as a group, there is always time to talk to individuals about their own requirements. Of course, we are careful to keep customers’ confidentiality but this is rarely an issue as members are part of the Steel Window Association and we all have a common goal in moving the industry and the product forward. There are benefits in numbers!” For more information, visit www.steel-window-association.co.uk.