Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 82

MOVERS&SHAKERS FAB FIVE CELEBRATE A CENTURY » » AS HURST PLASTICS ROUNDS OFF its 20th year in business, five members of staff have marked an incredible 100years of service between them. Sharon Nixon, Steve West, Denise Lough, Phil Orr and Ian Farrow are all celebrating 20 years at Hurst. Last year, 17 members of staff marked 20 years with the business, with many having formerly worked for panel manufacturer PDL before Hurst took over in December 1996. The latest 20-year milestone means that 23 people have chalked up more than 500 years of service between them. Mark Atkinson, Sales Director at Hurst Plastics, said: “It’s fantastic to end our 20th year on a high and celebrate the dedication of five more long-serving members of staff.” Finance Manager Sharon Nixon joined PDL in 1996 and has been with Hurst Plastics since it was formed. Sharon trained to become a Chartered Accountant while at Hurst Plastics and is one of seven in the finance department. Panel Production Manager Steve West has also been with Hurst since its formation. Steve’s career has been dedicated to door panels for more than 20 years, during which time Hurst has manufactured nearly three million of them. SHORTLISTED FOR IGU MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD » » MORLEY GLASS AND Glazing is in the running to be crowned IGU Manufacturer of the Year at the annual National Fenestration Awards. The business is up against seven other companies in the category, which is sponsored by Edgetech (UK) Ltd. Competition is strong but Morley feels confident thanks to its commitment to customer service, 10 -day lead time for sealed units with integral blinds inside, and 30% year-on-year growth. In the past 12 months, the business has launched an updated website, boosted its Screenline spares service and opened a new showroom at its headquarters in Leeds. A recent £700,000 investment has been made in a second IGU production line to allow for increased production capacity, meaning Morley can now manufacture 3000 sealed units with integral blinds inside every week. Morley has also expanded into the home automation market with the launch of its unique ‘SmartMotion’ interface, all while continuing to offer an industry- leading lead-time of 10 days from 11am any Friday. Launched in 2013, the open platform National Fenestration ‘confident thanks to its commitment to customer service’ Awards are run and decided completely by the participation of the industry. igu-manufacturer-2017 Named in Top 0.4% of UK Fenestration Industry » » EVERGLADE WINDOWS’ position as one of the top 75 fabricators/installers in a recent industry report confirms that they are the perfect supplier for installers in London & the South East. With 37 years of window and door manufacturing experience and award-winning customer service, the family business has grown to be the best fabricator in London. “Customers are at the heart of everything we do” explains Jay Patel, Sales & Marketing Director at Everglade Windows. “It’s our job to create opportunities for our customers by offering the latest products, backed by technical 82 » DEC 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M expertise and the greatest customer care. The recent report by Insight Data named Everglade Windows in the top 75 fabricators/ installers out of 15,099 companies - and the only one in London - securing their spot as one of the best window and door manufacturers in the industry to partner with. Everglade Windows is one of the largest trade fabricators in the South East, offering the biggest range of Kömmerling PVCu windows and doors, a host of composite door options and a market leading aluminium range that includes the exclusive aïr brand.