Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 36

INDUSTRYNEWS HIGH PROFILE NEW MEMBERSHIP The GGF is delighted to announce that Deceuninck has been welcomed in full Membership of the Federation. »»Roy Frost, UK Managing Director, Deceuninck received the Membership Certificate from Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive at Members Day on 1st September 2015 at Glaziers Hall, London. On joining the Federation, Roy said: “We are pleased to join the GGF. Not just for the many Member benefits but also to contribute our sector expertise at the Federation’s specialist group meetings.” They will be a good asset to the GGF on the technical side with expert input to the GGF Window and Door Group with their considerable knowledge and core technologies of PVCu extrusion and patented Twinson material. Deceuninck create innovative building solutions for windows and doors, outdoor living, roofline and cladding, and interiors Brian Smith, GGF Director of Home Improvement and Membership added: “It was particularly pleasing to see Roy presented with Deceuninck’s membership certificate on Members Day as a new Member. He took advantage of attending our and promptly applied for membership soon afterwards. It’s great to have Deceuninck on board to boost the GGF’s increasing membership.” Hard Work Pays Off »»The GGF was delighted to hear of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group’s Installer Training Course nomination as a finalist in the G15 Awards in the category for “Training and Development Initiative of the Year”. On hearing the news Giles Willson, GGF Managing Director commented: “This is very positive for all connected with the GGF and in particular those who have developed the course to this level over many years of hard work. It makes the G15 awards even more special this year for the GGF.” Giles Willson added: “Almost two years ago the GGF Group formed GGF Training Ltd, to fill the huge training gaps in our industry. It is a great achievement for all involved, to be finalists in this category in such a short time. The Fire Resistant Glazing Installer Training Initiative also raises the standing of the sector by demonstrating a responsible and quality-conscious commitment to fire safety in buildings. We are pleased the work has been recognised in the G15 Awards but most importantly, we are delighted the training is currently available to help the industry, to raise standards and the awareness of the importance of fire resistant glazing and its correct installation.” Visit www.ggf.org.uk Investing in Continuous Development »»As part of its commitment to giving its members the very best service and products, the Consumer Protection Association (CPA) has invested to upskill one of its senior team. Tim White, who is National Sales Manager at the CPA, recently gained two Level 5 diplomas – one in Management and one in Principals of Management and Leadership. Tim took the two QCF accredited courses over a two year period as part of the organisation’s continuous professional development programme – completing the modules in his spare time. 36 » N OV 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Jeremy Brett, Director, comments: “We are passionate about developing skills in house and investing to ensure our staff are the best they can be – because this means the best level of service for our customers.” ‘stronger leadership’ Tim comments: “I’ve enjoyed going back to school for two years but I can’t lie I am looking forward to my evenings and weekends now being free. It was an important investment to make, as it means I can now provide stronger leadership and work on commercial opportunities that will benefit CPA members.”