Flower power’ reigns at AGM

Around 240 people recently attended Network Veka’s AGM and ’70s themed awards evening in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Attendees were able to visit a specially built ‘Business Centre’ during the day, where numerous companies and industry bodies were on hand to answer questions on all aspects of business; from finance to marketing and more. There was also information on Network Veka’s new training offering – the Network Veka Academy.

Network Veka MD, John Ogilvie, was joined on stage by compere, John Meredith, to present the official AGM and with the day’s event rounded off, ‘flower power’, flares and platforms were the order of the evening which began with a Champagne reception before the awards were announced by Network Veka brand ambassador, Steve Davis.

The regional winners were:

Best in Scotland: Norscot Joinery

Best in Ireland: Betterhomes

Best in the Midlands: Goliath Homeworld

Best in the North West: Cheadle Glass

Best in the South: KJM Group

Best in the South East: Oakwood Windows

Best in the South West: Heavers of Bridport

Best in Wales: MPN

Best in Western England: Shane Howells

Best in Yorkshire: David Brunskill

Best in Eastern England: Frames Conservatories Direct

Best in Central England: Lewington and Son

This year’s overall National Winner was Frames Conservatories Direct, which was delighted to have gone from Best Newcomer at the last AGM, to National Winner at this year’s event! Alongside this impressive feat, the company’s installation team also won Fitter of the Year.

Network Veka brand ambassador and snooker champ Steve Davis presented the awards and passed on his congratulations:

“To win Fitter of the Year and go from being Best Newcomer, to winning Best in Eastern England and Overall National Winner really is a fantastic achievement! In the Network Veka awards, you’re competing against the best of the best – so to come out on top says a lot about your customer service. Congratulations.”


Network Veka managed to raise more than £700 for The Encephalitis Society by requesting donations from member companies to take advantage of the 1970s props available! There was also an envelope collection, and the membership proved its generosity once again.

The evening was rounded off with a 1970s tribute band and disco until the early hours, with many members changing out of their black tie attire and into their grooviest glad rags!

John Ogilvie said:

“The awards evening always has a fantastic atmosphere because we celebrate the successes of all our members and highlight the companies that are going even further above and beyond. Then it offers all our hard-working member companies the opportunity they deserve, to let their hair down and have a great night. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”

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