PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS New Investment » » SUPAGLAZE LTD, TRADING as Shepley, has undertaken a management-led acquisition with new investment partner CorpAcq Ltd, who purchased all shares on 24 March 2017. CorpAcq specialises in buying successful companies, and has a philosophy of keeping their existing identity and culture. These things are important to the management team at Shepley. ‘invests in successful companies for long- term growth’ Along with the investment, Ian Griffiths becomes Managing Director, with Tony Ball as Shepley’s Sales Director and Lindsey Roden as Finance Director. The outgoing MD Tim Walker and Operations Director Tony Fry, remain on hand to offer support. “Careful consideration went into choosing CorpAcq, who we believe is the ideal fit for Shepley,” says Ian Griffiths, Managing Director, Shepley. “We wanted a partner with whom we could maintain our independence. CorpAcq is a local company based down the road in Altrincham and it invests in successful companies for long- term growth.” ‘high quality products and fast reliable service to customers’ Shepley is the UK’s largest fabricator exclusively using REHAU frames. The investment sees it continue to strengthen its customer support and products. “So it’s business as usual for Shepley,” adds Ian. “We will continue to develop the successful business plan that has been in place for the past nine years to deliver high quality products and fast reliable service to customers.” 78 » M AY 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M COMMENDATION FOR PVCU WINDOW AND DOOR REPAIR PROCESS » » THE NATIONWIDE GLAZIER AND locksmiths, Evander Direct, have been praised for their innovative PVCu cleaning process that dramatically helps cut the need for replacement windows and doors that have been damaged in storms or fires. Chris James, the CEO of the waste management advisory board, WAMITAB, cited Evander Direct, judging it for a ‘Highly Commended’ prize for Environment and Sustainability in the CSSA Awards, the leading UK cleaning services association. “Up until now, damaged PVCu windows and doors have often had to be thrown away for replacement. Evander Direct’s PVCu sanitisation process enables repairs that brings them back to nearly immaculate condition and reduces the waste of materials significantly,” Chris James said. Evander Glazing and Locks is now part of VPS Property Solutions, whose Regional Manager, Brian Leech, attended the awards ceremony at the Excel Conference Centre in London: “Coping with storm and fire damage is stressful enough for homeowners. It’s great to see recognition for this innovative solution for PVCu frames and the glazing, because it delivers benefits to both the insurer and the customer, including substantial cost and waste savings and a dramatic reduction in the time it takes to get people back into their own homes.” BEAUTIFUL BRANDS MAKE BEAUTIFUL HOMES » » DW3 PRODUCTS GROUP customers are growing with the expanding market for beautiful, high performing products. DW3 is home to the premium quality brands Solidor, Residor, Residence Collection, and Window Widgets. DW3 group is committed to creating stunning, high performing products with Beautiful brands make beautiful homes innovation, quality, and design (IQD) to make beautiful homes. DW3’s IQD Quality Mark is a hallmark that appears on marketing materials across the group so installers can sell a suite of brands that truly belong together. DW3 CEO Gareth Mobley says: “DW3 products are designed to be beautiful and transform homes. That’s why we say: Beautiful brands make beautiful homes. We’re also taking service and product development to the next level. Solidor is the most secure composite door, Residor the most secure GRP composite door, while Residence Collection is transforming the PVC window market, and Window Widgets makes the ancillaries that most of the market relies on.” Last year’s sales were a record for all brands in the group. In October DW3 achieved its first million pound sales week, and it has been surpassing that record repeatedly since. “The market for premium brands is growing,” adds Gareth.