Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 14

INDUSTRYNEWS CHRISTMAS CHEER RAISES £1,936 FOR LOCAL HOSPICE Celebrations Continue »»HAVING PICKED UP A FLURRY of key awards towards the end of 2015, the celebrations are likely to continue well into the New Year for Wellingborough based trade fabricator, Emplas. And, as the company’s primary supplier, it was only fitting that Profile 22’s Wolfgang Gorner should drop in with a bottle of cheer to help the celebrations continue. Emplas won the prestigious and much coveted ‘Fabricator of the Year’ trophy at the G15 Awards, also being listed as one of the UK’s top manufacturing leaders by a specialist magazine in the same month. Emplas MD, Ryan Johnson, says they will be enjoying the accolades for some time to come, “We wanted the G15 trophy badly and we are delighted to have won it. We have made many advances within the business and this was the perfect way to celebrate the hard work and commitment that these have involved for a great team of people. “The Manufacturer Top 100 Listing is meaningful for the recognition of our business as a leading manufacturer per se and says a great deal of how the window, door and conservatory industry is being taken seriously these days.” 14 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M »»OVER THE YEARS PDS HAS BEEN very involved in local charity, Springhill Hospice. PDS has always been a big supporter of the hospice, however, towards the end of 2015, they really got into the Christmas spirit raising a massive £1,936.55 for the cause. PDS joins in fundraising events for the hospice on a regular basis and on occasion it even hosts its own fundraising campaigns, recently raising over £11,000 by taking part in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini. This Christmas’ efforts were really grasped by the company in its entirety and a brilliant £1,936.55 was raised through participation in the Santa Dash and Dawdle as well as conducting its own in-house Christmas raffle. All funds raised were donated straight to the hospice. Former MD, Tim Fairley, initiated a bond with the Hospice in 2015 by joining PDS and Springhill Hospice as business buddies. This is set to continue into 2016 with PDS’ Site Director, Mike Bratt, who commented: “The excellent work conducted by the PDS business to support the local community over the years is a credit to each and every one of its employees.” HALO WELCOMES ANOTHER FABRICATOR »»NORTH EAST PANELS, PART OF THE NEP Group, has made the switch over to Halo’s high quality System10 PVCu profile. The Tyne and Wear company is one of around 100 to have switched systems with The VEKA UK Group over the last 12 months. ‘another happy customer’ Jimmy Wood, National Sales Manager, explained: “We decided to change over to Halo products in order to adopt the System10 profile, and we’re planning to offer Rustique too before long. “These systems offer all the quality and accreditations you would hope to find from an industry-leading company. It means we are able to offer customers a framed composite door collection that exceeds their expectations when it comes to style, security and energy efficiency. “The VEKA UK Group is well known for handling changeovers smoothly, so we weren’t worried about too much upheaval. Their specialist engineers took care of everything and we were soon up and running again, so our sales and customer service didn’t suffer. “It wasn’t a decision we made lightly, but Halo had the right products, at the right price, with a reputation for straightforward service. We also had a successful, full fire test at BM Trada prior to making the change completely.” Sales and Marketing Director of The VEKA UK Group Colin Torley commented: “We’re delighted to welcome another happy customer into the VEKA UK ‘fold’.”