Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 34

Annual Review Growth expected to hit 60% Neil Donaldson, Managing Director - Highseal Manufacturing and Cre8a » » FAIR SHARE GROUP LTD TRADES AS two distinct brands, Highseal; windows and doors and the new sister brand Cre8a which is new this year. Cre8a will change rapidly as the modular, bespoke Cre8a building side grows in 2018 from a ‘pod’ to an extension system. Growth is expected to hit 60% this year. The introduction of DOC Q Kitemark via BSI for the Synerjy suite has resulted in an increase in the order book of over £4 million in new builds, self-builds and networking with fabricators. Coupled with the addition of WarmCore fabrication in the latter part of 2017 this is a big investment and broadening of product offering. MD Neil Donaldson adds “Holly put us through BSI for windows, door and double doors, we expect that to roll out to aluminium soon and it has been a definite win, win.” Cre8a has been launched and is picking up high value orders, growing in product offering, style and Neil believes it will be the market leader in this new range of garden buildings, offices and extensions. 2018 LOOKING LIKE ANOTHER BUSY YEAR INVESTMENT WAS HIGH ON THE AGENDA IN 2017 Mat Gibson, Managing Director - Chase Taylor Recruitment Jason Thompson, Director - The Glazerite UK Group Ltd » » 2017 HAS BEEN A fantastic year for Chase Taylor Recruitment, with two new additions to the team as well as many new clients and candidates! We attended our 4th consecutive visit to The FIT Show as the only specialist recruitment company exhibiting. It was a great opportunity to connect with » » INVESTMENT WAS HIGH on Glazerite’s agenda for 2017 and we’ve committed heavily to people, machinery, vehicles, and IT systems. Our North West factory has performed particularly well and following high demand for our specialist products we moved in to a 30,000 ft2 factory giving us nearly double the area, whilst also providing a Trade Counter and Show Room in Wellingborough. We have faced challenges posed by technology with unbelievable difficulties created in trying to get the technical specification of the broadband we needed to run our business management systems effectively for our East factory. We were also the victims of a cyber-attack, which a great IT team minimised to just 27 hours of inconvenience. A major issue continues to be recruitment, a nationwide problem. New blood in the industry is required, and we have made further investment in many industry candidates and clients and learn more about the exciting opportunities and developments within the sector. Our database has expanded to over 7000 industry related candidates from Installers and Factory Floor staff through to Managing Directors. With many of our clients already planning for their New Year recruitment, 2018 is looking like another busy year for the team. If you are looking to recruit for the New Year now is the time to register your vacancy. Candidates looking for a new challenge in 2018 now is an ideal time to update your CV and send it in so we can help you. We would like to thank all our candidates and clients for their continued support throughout 2017 and wish everyone a prosperous 2018. 34 » DEC 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M apprentices to help us overcome this. Analysis shows the industry has retracted by as much as 10%, Glazerite have not been affected by this but overall it has been a tougher year than 2016. Overall I am optimistic for the future.