Clearview National February 2018 - Issue 195 - Page 79

MOVERS&SHAKERS Record Downloads of latest Industry Report » » THE INDUSTRY’S leading provider of market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating record downloads of its latest industry report. Since its release in October, the firm has seen thousands flock to their website to get their hands on the 2017 Insight Report, which provides a complete overview of the UK window, door and conservatory industry. Curated by Insight Data MD Andrew Scott and his team of industry data specialists, the Insight Report combines in-depth analysis into the current state of the market with the latest findings and statistics on the industry’s fastest growing areas. For the first time in their series of comprehensive industry reports, Insight Data has also revealed the industry’s ‘Top 100’ companies based on both turnover and net- worth. The report is the result of extensive research and telephone interviews carried out with over 15,000 companies from Insight Data’s fenestration database. The information is then cross- referenced with accurate data SALES TEAM EXPANDED WITH TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS from one of the UK’s leading credit reference agencies. The fenestration database is just one of Insight Data’s five key databases and makes up the incredible resource that powers Salestracker, their online prospect database, CRM system and integrated email marketing platform. » » FENESTRATION powerhouse Epwin is bolstering its sales team with the appointment of two respected industry veterans. Boasting more than fifty years of industry experience between them, John Barry and Mick Thompson strengthen the Epwin sales force as a crucial time for the business, as it looks to significantly expand its activities in the years ahead. In particular, their focus will be growing two of Epwin’s constituent businesses, market- leading PVC-U fabricator Sierra, and respected composite door specialists Safedoors. Mick will cover the Midlands and the South East, while John’s patch will encompass Scotland and the North of England. Combined with Epwin’s existing sales personnel, this gives the group full coverage of mainland of Britain. The pair will report directly to Epwin Sales Director Paul Tranter, who comments: “A combination of best-in- class products and outstanding customer service have helped Safedoors and Sierra establish themselves as leading businesses in their sectors. “It’s exactly that sort of comprehensive offering that installers are increasingly looking for in a tightening market – and I’m extremely confident that Mick and John will excel at communicating the benefits of working with Epwin to potential customers across the UK.” SHAUN TAKES UP NEW MD ROLE » » THE GLASS AND GLAZING Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun McAllister as Managing Director as the Federation continues to build its senior management team. With over 30 years’ experience in the home improvement industry, Shaun brings to the Federation a wealth of knowledge and core industry experience. Shaun has been associated with several glass and glazing companies including G.F Kite, Weatherseal, Mumford and Wood, and the Anglian Group. In 1983, Shaun started life in the industry as a fabricator before undertaking numerous roles throughout the fenestration supply chain including working as an Installer, Surveyor, Installation Manager, Divisional Operations Manager, Regional Sales Manager and from 2007 to 2016 as Conservatory Director at the Anglian Group. On his new position, Shaun commented: “This is truly a unique and exciting industry and it’s a privilege to able to represent the GGF Membership as Managing Director. I am thoroughly looking forward to working with the GGF staff and current members to continuously improve the GGF.” Recently Shaun has undertaken secondments within Anglian as diverse as Regional Sales Manager for the South East to overseeing the integration of a new survey and manufacturing software system. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » FE B 2018 » 79