Clearview National May 2018 - Issue 198 - Page 18

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS SALES SKY ROCKET WITH COLOUR » » INCREASED COLOUR CAPABILITY drove a 28% jump in sales in 2017, according to long-time Deceuninck fabricator Mr Window. The Essex fabricator, whose customer base is split 38% commercial, 31% retail and 31% trade, reported that the range and availability of colour in stock from Deceuninck drove sales which rocketed past general market growth. Deceuninck offers 26 colourways with colour matched ancillaries and trims from stock at its warehouse in Calne. From stock means availability is certain on next delivery. Glen Cain, Managing Director of Mr Window, says: “Colour is the future. People don’t want white PVC-U anymore. Colours, particularly soft greens, are growing in popularity at an unbelievable pace simply because end-customers want more from their windows than the bog standard. “We listen to them and give them what they want; if our customers want a pink window we’ll give it to them. That attitude plus Deceuninck’s quick turnaround guaranteed availability – a service no one else seems to be able to match – is what’s setting us apart from the competition. Our competitors offer colour, but they can’t get it to customers as fast or as reliably as us.” www.deceuninck.com VINYLPLUS® PRODUCT LABEL CERTIFICATION ACHIEVED » » EPWIN WINDOWS SYSTEMS has been awarded VinylPlus Product Label certification having achieved the necessary requirements of the label scheme. The VinylPlus® Product Label is awarded in recognition of outstanding performance around sustainable development for companies in the PVC window profile industry. The label covers Epwin Windows Systems three leading profile brands – Profile 22’s Optima, Swish Window and Doors Systems’ 24/7 and Spectus’ Elite systems. VinylPlus® is the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry. The programme establishes a long-term framework for the sustainable development of the PVC industry by tackling a number of critical challenges in the EU-28, Norway and Switzerland. The scheme was developed between BRE Global, TNS - The Natural Step, and VinylPlus and is dedicated to PVC products in the building and construction sector. www.epwin.co.uk Morley company makes regional award shortlist » » MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING, THE UK’s market leader in the manufacture of Uni-Blinds® integral blind units, has been shortlisted in the Medium Sized Business category at the 2018 Yorkshire Business Masters Awards. Organised by business news website TheBusinessDesk.com, the annual awards are one of the key events in the region’s business calendar, honouring everyone from major innovators, to excellent SMEs, overperforming exporters and upstanding professional services businesses. Now in its twentieth year, Morley Glass & Glazing’s shortlisting in the Medium 18 » M AY 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Sized Business category confirms its position as a valuable part of Yorkshire’s business community. Ian Short, Morley’s managing director, said: “We’re very proud of our Yorkshire roots and being involved in a lot of local initiatives, so it’s a great feeling to be shortlisted in the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards.” The business awards offer a great opportunity to recognise and showcase the achievements and success of businesses in the region. Award categories include Newcomer, Business Turnaround and Ambassador of the year, with five businesses shortlisted in each. The winners of all 12 categories will be announced and presented with a trophy at an awards evening on Thursday 26 April at the Queens hotel in Leeds. www.partners-group.co.uk