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AluK Announces Departure Of Russell Yates

 

After 17 years with AluK and 8 years as Managing Director, Russell Yates has announced his decision to step down, in order to pursue his long-term ambition of business ownership.

Since becoming Managing Director in 2012, Russell has helped to grow the business six-fold and has spearheaded an investment programme, which has seen AluK create a market-leading 350,000 sq ft production facility in Chepstow and establish a brand which is trusted and respected throughout the industry.

 
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Chancellor Needs To Reduce Furlough Expenditure – What Are His Options?

 

As the cost of running the furlough scheme heads towards £50 billion, the Chancellor needed to look at how cost could be reduced but this needs to be balanced against protecting businesses say leading tax and advisory firm, Blick Rothenberg

Heather Self, a partner at the firm said: “The furlough scheme has been the standout success and. a central component of the Government’s package of business support measures, but as the Government starts to ease the lockdown measures and counts the cost,

 
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Redefining Window And Door Supply Iin The COVID-19 Era

 

With the Government expected to announce its plans for a return to work this weekend, Emplas hosted a second virtual roundtable event.

Held on Thursday 30th April, it was attended by Ryan Johnson, Managing Director, Emplas; Clare O’Hara, Managing Director, Epwin Window Systems; Thom Emerson, Sales and Marketing Director, Ideal Window Solutions; Mark Pearce, Managing Director, KJM Group; and representatives of industry media.

 
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Touch Software Set To Transform Remote Selling

 

The Business Micros Group is set to launch its new TOUCH software platform at the end of lockdown. As the whole industry urgently looks for ways to generate business remotely, it has developed a new generation of TOUCH based products which will use this powerful new software engine to transform what is possible in terms of remote selling, pricing and ordering.

What will set the TOUCH products apart from the other remote quoting solutions already available is what the Group are calling ‘the perfect

 
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Dear Gerald

 

Having recently informed customers and suppliers, I’m writing to you to update you on DOORCO’s return to work strategy. My hope is that you will share this with the wider market in the spirit of industry-wide collaboration. Providing a safe working environment for the DOORCO team is our main focus at this time and we’ve been implementing changes that will be in place for the foreseeable future.

From this Monday (4th May), DOORCO opened for business, running with a skeleton team that provides cover across all areas of the

 
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Anglo Re-Opens Post-COVID19 Closure

 

Steel reinforcement specialist, Anglo European has opened its doors as part of a safe and structured return to work.

It follows a decision by its directors to temporarily ‘pause’ operations at the end of March in response to government guidance.

Paul Sullivan, Managing Director, Anglo European, said with the position now clarified on working and with growing customer demand, the company had taken the decision to reopen its doors as part

 
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Inspitational Marketing From The Residence Collection

 

Following last week’s announcement from The Residence Collection of several educational e-mail bulletins, the influential consumer brand has now developed a number of product system overviews for R2, R7, R9 and RD.

These overviews are being sent out several days apart to a wide number of e-mail addresses across the industry, as The Residence Collection looks to fully support installation partners as they start to look at getting back to installation projects.

 
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CMS Helps Distribute Hand Sanitiser To Local Care Providers

 

Staff from CMS Window Systems have helped in the effort to ensure carers and key workers can provide their services in a safe environment during the coronavirus crisis by organising the delivery of hand sanitiser, produced by a well-known spirits manufacturer, to organisations in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

Working with the global drinks brand, who are manufacturing the anti-bacterial gel and supplying it via their distribution centre in Glasgow, CMS used one of its electric vans to deliver the in-demand products to

 
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Finishes And Fire Resistance

 

Following the Dame Judith Hackett’ report on Grenfell Tower, there has been a great deal of development regarding the specification of finishes and materials for use in dwellings over 18m in height in England. The recent spate of balcony fires have also questioned the use of combustible materials in these areas. It’s safe to say that the industry is quite confused and in some areas trying to gain clarification of what falls into legislation. So where do we currently stand and what should we be specifying for windows, doors and curtain walls to be compliant with current legislation?

 
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Senior’s Mammoth Charity Campaign Pays Off

 

A small aluminium elephant has helped to make a big difference to two South Yorkshire hospices and pay homage to an important part of Sheffield’s history in the process.
Inspired by the legend of Lizzie, the Indian Elephant that became a familiar sight around Sheffield throughout the Great War, the unusual charity challenge saw South Yorkshire based aluminium glazing systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems create a number of bespoke ornamental elephants that went on to be sold at various events throughout last year.

 
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Administrators Agree Sale Of Certain Assets Of Aperture Trading Limited

Statement from the administrators

4th May 2020: Following their appointment on 16 March 2020 as joint administrators of Aperture Trading Limited, Chris Pole and Will

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Apeer/Lumi/Isolate Plans Phased Return To Work

Following careful review of the ongoing Covid-19 situation New World Developments Ltd, which includes Apeer Doors, Lumi Windows and Isolate Fire Doors, announced its decision to reopen on Monday 4th

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Ultraframe Announce Factory Reopening 11th May

Statement from Ultraframe:

Following the closure of the Ultraframe factory at the end of March, we have strictly followed government advice while at the same

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Mila Expands Deliveries In Line With Demand

With an increasing number of fabricators announcing their intentions to restart limited operations from 11 May, Mila is expanding the delivery service it has been offering from its

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Dear Gerald

Dear Gerald,

Over the past two weeks, with Government encouragement, the construction industry has started to return safely to work. A survey by Build UK (29 April) of major contractors reported close to 70%

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GGF Provides Greater Clarity On Covid-19 Guidance

Statement by the GGF:

Following reported confusion in the Glass & Glazing industry last week around the issue of whether or not companies can work in domestic properties,

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Government Should Stop Grandstanding Over Brexit

Extending the Brexit transition period would provide much needed reassurance to the economy, say leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

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Mila Offers A Financial Perspective On The Restart

Mila’s core operations have been largely closed during the lockdown, with only a limited weekly delivery service which started on 20 April.

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VBH And Nolan uPVC On Call For Nightingale

When major PVCu manufacturer Nolan uPVC received an urgent order for 14 sets of emergency exit doors for the new Swansea Nightingale Hospital, they knew that they would be able to meet the deadline due

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Five Ways To Stay Relevant During The Corona-Era

By Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions, NBS

The corona crisis has caused many firms to shut down production and

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Euramax Makes Steps Into Modular Market

UK manufacturer of PVCu windows, doors and composite doors, Euramax, has announced that it is supplying modular home manufacturer Ilke Homes with windows and doors

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Glazing Industry Webinar Video Now Available

The ‘Marketing in Uncertain Times’ webinar presented by Andrew Scott, founder of Purplex Marketing and Insight Data, has now been published online for the industry.

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Bi-folding Door Company Teams Up With Purplex In Midst Of Crisis

The Bi-folding Door Company has demonstrated its long-term vision amid the coronavirus crisis by teaming up with Purplex during the

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