PROUD TO SPONSOR CLEARVIEW’S FIT SHOW PREVIEW FIT SHOW 2017 STAND C58 FEMALES TO THE FORE » » Shaped frame and arching specialist, Universal Arches, is putting its females to the fore when it comes to customer service, sales support and FIT Show planning. Over the last few years there have been an increasing number of women involved in major roles within the glazing and fenestration industries and now Universal Arches are involving Kayleigh Pritchard and Caitlin Whalley in more wide-ranging responsibilities. Both of them came straight from college with Kayleigh now in her ninth year and Caitlin in her third with the specialist frame manufacturer. There’s been an underlying shift in dynamics in the labour market as a whole, with around 67% of women, aged 16-64 now in work, an increase from 53% in 1971, according to the Office for National Statistics. Seasonally adjusted statistics also showed that that around 13.4million women were in work vs 15.3 million men, though the proportion of those in part time work between genders varies significantly. Leon Day, Managing Director of Universal Arches commented: “Both Kayleigh and Caitlin now have more proactive roles in the business and their experience and skillsets fully justify this. I would expect that more women will come to the fore in this industry given the statistics and opportunities.” www.universalarches.com From left to right: Caitlin Whalley and Kayleigh Pritchard FIRST FIT SHOW APPEARANCE Aluminium systems company Reynaers is planning on making a big splash for its first appearance at this year’s FiT Show. » » Reynaers will be showcasing its range of aluminium window and door products at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in May and has some big, brand new systems that will feature on its stand, N10. Marketing Manager Rebecca Cope said: “We will be making our mark at this year’s show with new products, which have been developed by our highly-regarded design team. “Trade visitors will be able to find out about our comprehensive range of systems, and also how we can help provide the tools to market and sell them too. “The show is taking place not far from our brand new HQ in Birmingham and we will have big products, a big stand and innovative products that have never been seen before. Watch this space for more news!” Reynaers has helped to shape the urban landscape for more than 50 years and its products feature in some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. FiT 2017 takes place in Halls 6-8 at the NEC from 23-25 May. www.reynaers.co.uk TAKING A NEW APPROACH » » Synseal Group is taking a new approach to the FIT Show this year with two product- focused stands showcasing popular brands WarmCore and Masterdor. With a new product joining the WarmCore family, and with customers keen to see the latest Masterdor Craftsman styles up-close, Synseal Group has taken the decision to exhibit the best of both with not one but two stands at this year’s show. The WarmCore stand will feature the popular warm aluminium folding sliding door and window ranges along with the fully thermally broken lantern roof system, Stratus, which complements the WarmCore range 54 A P R 20 17 with its hardwearing aluminium exterior and unbeatable thermal performance. At the Masterdor stand you’ll the Benchmark composite door and the precision-engineered Craftsman timber door, the hallmark of the Masterdor brand which has recently had five new styles added to its 27-style range of traditional and contemporary doors. Sales and Marketing Director Andy Jones explained: “We have always had a lot of success launching new products and testing customer reactions to them at the FIT Show, which is why we will be once again revealing our latest product developments and innovations at the biggest trade show of the year.” Find Synseal Group at the FIT Show 2017 at WarmCore Stand R15 in Hall 8 and Masterdor Stand K40 in Hall 7.