industrynews SCOTTISH SHOW SUCCESS At a time when many companies continue to tread cautiously, Aberdeen-based International Doors and Windows has marked a strong trading period by exhibiting for the very first time at the Scottish Home Show. The company teamed up with its composite door supplier Hurst Plastics to deliver a smash-hit success at the show. “Aberdeen’s economy is booming!” says Scott Paterson, Director at International Doors and Windows. “As the oil capital of Europe, there is plenty of growth in the building sector here and our business has been able to capitalise on this huge potential. This was the first Crowds were attracted to the wealth of products on the stand, which included the composite door from trade partner Hurst Plastics. Hurst even developed a bespoke dual colour composite door for the show, which featured Golden Oak to one side and a novel Walnut finish on the other. time we have exhibited at the show, which is the largest of its kind in the North East of Scotland. Judging from the number of visitors to the stand and the amount of leads we are following up, we will definitely be booking space again!” ‘Aberdeen’s economy is booming!’ Tel: 01482 790790, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.hurst-plastics.co.uk Minions takeover... all for Dougie Mac Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent has a long-standing tradition for quality products and excellent customer service. With over 38 years of trading history, it has clearly taken business seriously to sustain such high levels of professionalism. So why on earth, for an entire week, did Listers allow Minions (For those of you who haven’t had the joy of seeing the ‘DespicableMe” Movies... Get the DVD!) to take over their business? The answer is, all in the name of charity. Listers have been long-time supporters of Douglas Macmillan Hospice who this year are celebrating 40 years of delivering care to those with life limiting illnesses. In recognition of the incredible work that Douglas Macmillan does, Listers wanted to show their full support in their own unique way. And so the entire company embarked on a week of fun filled activities in an effort to raise as much money as possible. “Throughout all of the activities we had an overriding theme of Minions from the movie Despicable Me,” said Daniel Shaw, Marketing Manager. “The pinnacle of the week was every member of staff getting dressed up as Minions for the local Press to help raise awareness!” Celebrating 21 years of trading UPVC Maintenance Supplies is celebrating twenty-one years of trading as one of the industries’ most recognised glazing repair and maintenance hardware suppliers. The company started in 1992, as a window and door maintenance repair company, with just owner and now managing director, David Earnshaw, trading from his small garage at home in Leeds. In 2003, UPVC Maintenance moved into larger premises and started supplying window and door hardware to other window repair companies, initially in the West Yorkshire area. Now, the company trades from its newly built premises in Birstall, Leeds, employing 18 NOV 2013 10 staff and stocks over 1000 variations of windows and door hardware components, including some of the industry’s top branded names of door and window locks, handles, keeps, tilt and turn gearing, euro-cylinders, security and light ??r?B7W?W27W7F??W'0?F?&?Vv??WBF?RT???Ud2???FV??6R7W?W2?2?6??6V?V'&FVBF?R?V???r?b?WrG&FR6?V?FW ?'&?6?????&?F??2?V"??G26V6??B?Wp?7V"?'&?6?F?&R?V?VB?F?R?F?W"&V??p?&?F?W&????F?R?7BGv??V'2?&?F?6?FW0??ffW"7W7F??W"&???r?BW'?6R'V??BG&FP?6?V?FW"F?7??&V26??v66??r6??R?bF?P?6????( ?2??&R?V?"&?GV7B?&WVW7B?Wr6F??wVR??2#3b? ??"'?f?6?F??rwwr?Wf6???FV??6R?6??V???"?&FW"?????R'???vv??r??F?wwr??Wf7v??F?r?F??''G2?6??V??F?&VB??&R?f?6?Bwwr?6?V'f?Wr?V??6????