Clearview Midlands July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 29

INDUSTRYNEWS 35 year celebrations for familyowned business VEKA Sales and Marketing Director Colin Torley paid a visit to Oldham-based AWC Windows & Home Improvements recently to present the company with a gift to mark its 35th year in trading. AWC Home Improvements is a second generation, family-run business that was set up by Robert Griffiths and David Smith in 1978. Now run by Robert’s son Michael Griffiths, the elite local installation company also has a fabricator side to the business Gemini UPVC; a respected trade supplier that manufactures for a customer base including: Local Authorities, developers, Housing Associations, builders, joiners, glaziers and window installers. Michael explains: “The company has always been a real family affair, as myself and my brother Paul both joined our Dad at AWC after finishing school, and Paul now looks after the fabrication side of the business. We strive to uphold the excellent reputation that AWC has become known for the last 35 years, and even though our Dad is retired and lives in Spain, he still keeps an eye on the business, and comes in to work for the day if he is ever over in England!” For more information visit VEKA plc, 01282 716611,, To read more, visit JUL 2013 29