Lifetime achievement award for Greg O’Donoghue

Greg O’Donoghue received The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry at the G17 Awards recently.

Greg – who was a co-founder of Fensa and who worked to ensure that glazing was included in the TrustMark scheme – won the award after 35 years in the industry, during which he is said to have become one of the most influential individuals in the domestic glazing sector.

In 2000, Greg was elected GGF president and then in 2002 as chairman of FENSA, he negotiated with government to bring about legislative change for the benefit of the industry and consumers.

Since then, Greg has reportedly been a consistent ‘industry champion’ on many fronts including, increasing consumer protection, improving the installation industry standards and campaigning to overcome barriers for glazing in the conservation areas.

He commented: “I am truly stunned but delighted to have won this award. I can only thank my colleagues at Just Windows and Doors and all those connected to the GGF, who have helped me throughout my time in the industry.”

James Lee, GGF director of group marketing, said: “Greg is always accessible to offer advice and promote the industry. His work for the GGF and Fensa has constantly been for the greater good and not for his own personal gain. He is most deserving of the GGF Lifetime Achievement Award.”