Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 16

INDUSTRYNEWS RENEWED MEMBERSHIP FOR SECURITY » » WITH A CLEAR FOCUS ON security, leading Wellingborough- based fabricator of windows, doors and conservatories, Astraseal, has renewed its membership with Secured by Design. This means Astraseal has submitted its products for extensive testing and certification to achieve the highly-regarded Police Preferred Specification status, which confirms products meet a high standard of security, reducing the opportunity for crime. “We are delighted to extend our Secured by Design membership and continue to provide our customers with high-quality, secure products,” comments Zac Nedimovic, Sales and Marketing Manager at Astraseal. “Research shows that SBD developments – where proven crime prevention techniques have been included in the built environment and where SBD accredited products, like doors and windows, are installed – are 75% less likely to be burgled compared to similar non-SBD sites. This provides a very strong selling point for our trade customers.” Secured by Design Development Officer, Alfie Hosker adds: “Over the years of their membership with us, Astraseal has expanded its product range and had its products included on a number of Secured by Design developments. The company is continuing to expand and we are delighted Astraseal has renewed its membership with us for a further three years.” ‘a high standard of security, reducing the opportunity for crime.’ NEW HEADQUARTERS OPENS » » OVER 100 BUSINESS LEADERS AND VIP’s recently attended the official opening of a new HQ for Purplex, the PR and digital agency for the glazing industry. The new building is part of a £1m investment by parent company the Ascot Group, founded by Managing Director Andrew Scott in 2004. The headquarters was officially opened by MP John Penrose, a former Minister for Heritage and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture and Media. He said: “The thing that always impresses me about Andrew is the level of energy and ambition. The rate of growth at Purplex gives an indication of his determination and drive.” The new HQ gives the Group 10,000 ft2 office space across three sites in London and Bristol, with plans to expand the current