50 years’ service

Paul Hanant (left) with managing director Alastair Chown, July 2022

Paul Hannon celebrated 50 years of continuous employment at Sashless Timber Windows on 26 July. Paul has worked in every department within the manufacturing side of the business, including a spell in the business’ customer care services team. He joined the business as a 15-year-old school leaver back in the summer of 1972, when ‘Puppy Love’ was number 1 in the charts, Ted Heath was prime minister and interest rates were at 6%. Fifty years on, he is still with the company.

Alastair Chown, managing director of Sashless Windows, said: “It’s something of an achievement for Paul to have been with the business since our incorporation in 1972. It speaks volumes for Paul’s commitment and dedication to the family business.

“Paul has witnessed many changes within the industry over the past 50 years. I’d like to thank him for his good humour, hard work and for all of his efforts in moving the company forward over that time.”

Sashless Windows started manufacturing windows ‘without sashes’ in 1965, incorporating in 1972 before moving into the manufacture of timber windows with sashes. Today, Sashless is primarily a B2B company and is still owned and manged by the Chown family. All of its windows and doors are manufactured in Yorkshire, from FSC-certified timber.