Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 32

GGFNEWS Joining Forces »»Several key trade bodies in the Glass and Glazing industry have joined forces to form the “Glazing Supply Chain Group”. The purpose of the new Group is to increase the industry’s lobbying power on behalf of the all companies operating in the supply chain for glass and glazing. The founder Members of the Group are; • British Glass (BG) • Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) • European Window Film Association (EWFA) • Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA) • Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) • The Steel Window Association (SWA) The Group was formed to combine knowledge and expertise to create a collective and united voice on the key issues affecting the industry and the companies within the supply chain. The completed report, entitled “Glazing in Buildings – reducing energy use” is available for download on the Group’s new website; http:// www.glazingsupplychaingroup. For more information on the Glazing Supply Chain Group or if you would like to attend a future meeting, please contact enquiries@ glazingsupplychaingroup. RECORD TURNOUT »»The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) enjoyed a record attendance for a specialist group meeting when 58 delegates attended the Joint Conservatory Association and Window and Door Group in April. Mark Hanson, of Ultraframe and Chairman of the GGF Conservatory Association, chaired the meeting and commented “It was a great meeting with diverse and interesting presentations as well as an excellent attendance made up of Members, keynote speakers, invited guests and GGF Staff.” One of the highlights of the meeting was a guest presentation entitled “Consumer Rights or Business Wrongs?” by Peter Stonely, Chartered Trading Standards Institute Lead Officer on Civil Law, and Director of Stonely Training. After the meeting Peter commented, “It was good to work with a group of businesses who were so keen to consider how the new Consumer Rights Act will affect them and their customers.” Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director Supporting Construction Week »»The GGF is supporting The Build Show as part of UK Construction