Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 14

INDUSTRYNEWS Replicating Style »»Glazerite customer Grosvenor Windows has successfully completed its first Residence 9 installation, with a healthy quote bank building in its wake. Grosvenor supplied two sets of French Doors, a Bow window and four sash windows to the private residence after the owners visited Grosvenor’s Bolton showroom. The couple had already researched the market and decided upon the Residence 9 system, which is designed to replicate the ubiquitous 19th century flush sash timber window that features in so many British homes. Keen to reduce the maintenance on their windows and doors the couple decided to replace their timber frames when they became aware that a PVCu window was available that closely replicated the style of the originals in their home. Grosvenor’s Richard Martin handled the sale to the couple: “They had researched the market well and were determined to install Residence 9. They chose Grosvenor to provide the windows and doors when they became confident that we could do the job well. Our price, service and the quality of the products manufactured by hand in Glazerite’s specialist range production facility sealed the deal.” For more information visit www.glazeritewindows.co.uk Instant Marketing Success »»Wigan-based VEKA Approved Fabricator and Installer, M&M Windows has reported an instant, positive response to its new marketing materials, created via the online Marketing Hub, exclusive to members of The VEKA UK Group’s Approved Installer Scheme. Mike McCoy, M&M Windows commented: “It’s barely been two weeks since we placed our order through the online Marketing Hub and, already, we’ve won four jobs off the back of the items we created. “There’s a massive range of materials to choose from so, on this occasion, we opted for retail brochures and drop cards. I left a stack of cards in the local gym and, within days, we’d won three jobs.” The Marketing Hub offers everything an installer need s to present their business in its most professional light. From showroom stands and vehicle liveries to press adverts and vouchers. ‘this package of support really works for businesses’ Amy Grundy, National Sales Manager for the Approved Installer Scheme adds: “M&M’s recent successes offer further proof, that this package of support really works for businesses. There’s no charge to join, all we ask is that companies supply CE-Marked products, manufactured by an Approved Fabricator, installed by an MTC-qualified technician and covered by an insurance-backed guarantee. Visit www.vekauk.com/ approvedinstaller SALES FIGURES KEEP RISING »»Business Micros is reporting half year sales figures up 40% on the same period last year. This comes just three months after the company reported its highest quarterly sales figures since 2004. The company now has almost 1200 PVCu manufacturers using its software, accounting for nearly three out of four manufacturers in the UK. Managing Director, Graeme Bailey, said: “Our customers really do seem to be the businesses which are going places; we’re seeing major investments in our EvoNet business management software and in machine links as they add to their manufacturing capacity.” In recent months, big name manufactures including Lancashire Trade Frames, Sterling, Sliders UK and Everglade have added EvoNet to their software set ups and both Lancashire Trade Frames and Rapid PVC-U have installed machine links for new machines. 14 » JUN 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Graeme adds: “We’re continuing to inv est in employing and training the installation engineers and support technicians we need to maintain our service levels. “We recruited two new technicians and a new support assistant recently and we restructured our 29 strong technical, sales support and installation team into a single Technical Resource which has enabled us to become smarter and more responsive to customers.” www.businessmicros.co.uk