Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 14

INDUSTRYNEWS £10,000 community giveaway » » SEH BAC DOOR AND CONSERVATORY installers, has chosen the winning community building to receive their competition prize of £10,000 worth of windows and doors. The Suffolk-based installer launched the giveaway to help a community building in desperate need and to commemorate over 45 years of trading. SEH BAC received scores of excellent nominations but after careful review, have announced the winning community building as the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton- on-Sea. “We wanted to do a charity giveaway to say thank you to the public for supporting us for over 45-years,” commented SEH BAC Managing Director John Savage. “We are thrilled to be able to in-turn support a wonderful cause like the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton. New windows and doors will ensure that the much-loved theatre in the community can continue operating for future generations to enjoy.” SEH BAC will begin work transforming the theatre and replacing the windows and doors this year. The renovation will not only improve the building itself but help to reduce the running costs of the theatre using the latest, energy efficient windows and doors. Visit ACTION FOR SPECIAL-NEEDS CHARITY » » DONATIONS FOR A Gloucestershire-based special-needs charity have been flooding in after a fundraising auction at the recent Atlas Installation of the Year awards. The awards, which were held on 20th January to honour the industry’s finest orangery, conservatory or rooflight installations, spurred guests to dig deep in to their pockets to raise £3,500 for the Spring Centre in Gloucester. The funds will be used to buy much-needed specialised toys, which will boost the toy library at the Centre. The Spring Centre needs to raise £10,000 a month to support the families of more than 100 youngsters with disabilities and special needs throughout Gloucestershire. This donation from Atlas rounds off two years of fundraising by Atlas’ parent company the Customade Group which has raised a total of £48,000. Nick Gibbons, Customade Group Operations Director, explains: “This fantastic charity is very close to our hearts. My 13-year old daughter Niamh, who suffers from a genetic condition and needs 24-hour care, regularly visits The Spring Centre for essential respite care. We are delighted to have raised such a terrific amount of money for the Centre over the last two years.” installation-of-the-year-winners Topping 5 Million » » GOLIATH HOMEWORLD – A founder member Network VEKA – is celebrating more than £5m in sales, registered directly through the two organisations’ partnership. 14 » A PR 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Stephen Hancox, Managing Director at Goliath, explains: “Network VEKA was conceived to help installers demonstrate that they uphold the highest standards; not just in using systems from The VEKA UK Group, but also in their levels of service, installation and aftercare. That unbroken chain of quality – from extrusion to certification – is a USP in our industry that homeowners understand and value. “I’ve sat on the Network VEKA steering group since day one, and when I see sales figures like these, not just for Goliath, but any member company achieving such results, I feel immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last two decades.” Karen Lund, Head of Partner Programmes for The VEKA UK Group commented: “Stephen and the Goliath team have been instrumental in the development of Network VEKA from the start. These figures further cement them as brilliant ambassadors for the organisation, and we congratulate them on this fantastic achievement, and thank them for their ongoing efforts. Well done!”