Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 42

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS No reservations in welcoming Armed Forces » » INDUSTRY-LEADING SYSTEMS supplier VEKA hosted representatives from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment at the company’s Burnley HQ to give staff chance to find out more about joining the Army Reserve. VEKA was recently presented with a Bronze Award Certificate from the Ministry of Defence for pledging to support those who serve. The MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awards certificates to dedicated organisations which have opted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating their commitment to offering fair employment and support to members of the Armed Forces. VEKA’s Operations Director Paul Armstrong welcomed the soldiers on site before employees from across the company were encouraged to visit the stand and find out about the part-time opportunities available within the Army Reserve. Paul said: “Last year, I was invited to visit Cyprus, by the Army, on behalf of VEKA laminator Mark Sc hofield – who has been in the Army Reserve for more than 20 years. The trip was an opportunity to learn about reservists’ military work and how it complements their ‘everyday’ roles. Since then, we are proud to have organised some Army Reserve workshops for our staff as a way to offer some of our employees a fresh perspective on life outside work.” “COLOUR AND HERITAGE GO HAND IN HAND” » » VINTAGE UPVC PRODUCTS IS ONE of the latest fabricators to join Deceuninck. Vintage, part of the Windoormate Group, chose Deceuninck for its #BestInClass products and unrivalled colour capabilities. Company Director Gareth Guy explains: “We’ve noticed huge demand for heritage- style windows, predominantly in colour. Colour and heritage go hand in hand. We chose Deceuninck because its Heritage Flush Sash window is the perfect addition to our portfolio, and the choice of colours from stock is unbeatable. It means we don’t have to stock colour ourselves because we know that whatever we order will be with us by the next delivery.” Vintage started fabricating Deceuninck in 2017 and has been delighted with the product range and service. Gareth adds: “Our transition to Deceuninck went very smoothly. The Deceuninck team was fantastic – they came in and sorted out the tooling, so we didn’t have to do anything. “We’ve been very impressed with the quality of Deceuninck’s products. I’ve been in the business for over 35 years and the profile is excellent. We’ve had fantastic feedback from our installer customers too – everyone loves the profile.” ADDING REAL VALUE » » HS TRADE WINDOWS HAS BEEN A Distinction Doors’ customer for over ten years. It recently introduced the new nxt-gen composite door range to its fabrication set-up four months ago and it’s already proving to be a hit. HS Trade’s Owner, Michael Gromett, said: “The nxt-gen composite door is easier to fabricate with less wastage but for us it was all about the door’s streamline aesthetics. The look of the door is truly unique and the mouldings and overall design is superb. The nxt-gen door is also internally glazed which offers increased security too. Add in the impressive range of glass from Distinction Glass collection and you have a door that 42 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M really stands out in the marketplace and offers our customers something quite unique to sell to the consumer.” The nxt-gen door and Distinction Glass samples have been installed in 15 of HS Trade’s customers domestic showrooms. The company also utilises Distinction Doors’ Showroom Locator platform which drives customers to their many domestic showroom sites. Furthermore, HS Trade’s customers also make good use of Distinction’s door-designer platform that allows consumers to design their own door, from the style and colour to the glass and hardware.