Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 30

INDUSTRYNEWS Installation of the Year Awards Brings Red Carpet Glamour »»IT WAS AN EVENING OF red carpet glamour at the first Atlas Installation of the Year awards dinner, which took place at the Margom Orangery in Port Talbot on Friday 22 January. 180 people gathered to honour the top Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions’ installers of 2015 in a spectacular evening, hosted by Welsh actor and presenter Kevin Johns. A panel of judges whittled down the winners from each month of the Atlas Installation of the Month competition, which began in April last year, to just three finalists. The lucky winners were announced on the evening, along with the winner of a special accolade – the Innovation Award. Orangery Solutions was in first place for a remarkable orangery installation on a period red brick property in Hawkhurst, Kent. In second place was Windows Etc. for a majestic double lantern installation in the newly created extension of a family home in Essex. In third place was Mendip Conservatories for an NEW DEVELOPER FOR DATA EXPERTS »»INSIGHT DATA,THE incredible Skyroom installation on a property in Winford, North Somerset. James Mizen, Managing Director of Crystal Clear Bristol, scooped the special Atlas Innovation award for a breathtaking 16 pane circular Atlas lantern roof on a Grade 2 listed town house in Bristol. design, and won ‘Best Project of the Year’ at the University of the West of England (UWE). Sean Payne, head of technology at Insight Data commented: “Salestracker now has over 700 users with more clients realising the benefits of the system every week. We’ve been working on several exciting software projects all designed to help busy sales and marketing people generate more leads, convert more customers and build stronger customer relations.” The company launched a world-class smartphone version of Salestracker last year, which allows busy sales and marketing people to access the Insight database on their mobile phone in real-time. It even provides financial information, Google maps integration and incorporates a game-changing feature that instantly lists potential customers and sales leads within close proximity to the current location. Visit or phone 02838 327741 Visit or call 01934 808293 leading supplier of marketing data and CRM software, has announced further investment in its software division, including the expansion of its in-house development team. Alec Hancock has now been appointed as lead developer, working on a number of innovative new software applications to help clients drive sales and marketing. Alec has a 1st class honours degree in web technologies and TUFFX GLASS BRINGS SPARKLE TO SWAROVSKI SHOP FRONT »»SWAROVSKI IS RENOWNED THE world over for its glittering crystal jewellery. With such a powerful reputation to uphold, it is important that every element of its brand stands up to scrutiny. So when a new shop 30 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M was planned for The Mall in Blackburn, every element of its design was meticulously considered. Particularly important was the shop front. A stunning expanse of glass was specified to showcase the shop’s sparkling products and encourage shoppers to enter. TuffX Processed Glass, manufacturer of specialist, toughened safety glass, was selected to supply the glass. The technical team at the company specified the use of Pilkington Optiwhite™ low iron float glass to give the shop the wow factor it needed. Because it’s a low iron float glass, Pilkington Optiwhite™ has a very high light transmission and is practically colourless, so suitable for projects where transparency and purity of colour is desirable. In total TuffX manufactured 20m2 of 12mm toughened Pilkington Optiwhite™ for the shop front. All edges were polished and drilled and notched to suit patch fittings to create a visually sophisticated finish and enable easy fitting once on site.