Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 6

INDUSTRYNEWS Taking to the Road The weekend of the 26th - 27th June, saw members of staff from The VEKA UK Group taking to two wheels to raise funds for the company’s nominated charity, The Encephalitis Society. »»The cyclists’ route covered 100 miles of beautiful Wiltshire countryside over the two days, passing landmarks such as the Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge and the Wiltshire White Horses. The VEKA UK Group chose to support The Encephalitis Society after Mark Barsby, Head of Technical was diagnosed with an autoimmune form of Limbic Encephalitis last year, and in discussion with Head of Commercial Sales, Richard Garland and Head of Product Management, Steve Bakewell, he planned the challenge as part of the company’s year-long fundraising programme for the charity. Mark explained: “I wanted to do my bit and put something back for the help The Encephalitis Society had given me. Steve gave us some ideas as he had already taken part in similar events to raise money for charity.” Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director for The VEKA UK Group, commented: “What a great way to raise funds and awareness for The Encephalitis Society! 100 miles over two days is an admirable achievement for all that took part. “Everybody has really gotten behind it including four of our management team, raising funds by running the Great Manchester 10k, and there’s loads more planned throughout the year.” To learn more about Encephalitis and the work of The Encephalitis Society, visit www. ‘I wanted to do my bit and put something back for the help The Encephalitis Society had given me’ EVOLVING ONLINE »» Debar Limited, bi-folding door hardware specialist has seen amazing acceptance of its new online ordering function since launching its website last year. Debar decided to invest in a new website to help increase awareness of its products and services worldwide, and underwent a re-branding exercise of its company logo and products at the same time. The new site, which includes an online ordering function, was designed to be informative and encourage overseas and domestic viewers to place orders direct. Graham Fawthrop, Debar managing director, commented: “Our old website was very static and didn’t do justice to our entire product range. We have evolved 6 » JUL 2015 » CL EARVI E W- U K . C O M immensely since it was first created and our product portfolio had expanded greatly. “The new site launched last September, and was purposely designed to help promote our new branding and create awareness for our products, we never imagined how well the online ordering section of the site would go, but we have seen an excellent up-take and use of the new feature.” The new website displays all of Debar’s current product ranges including; Protec magnetic door holders, Robus steel locks and the complete selection of Vivo and Verso door handles. The site also gives visitors the opportunity to download datasheets for Debar’s more popular products. For more information visit