Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 10

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS FABRICATORS AWARDED FOR ASTOUNDING SALES GROWTH Supalite, the premium manufacturer and supplier of solid roof tiled systems, held its 3rd Annual Fabricator Conference in September and awarded three of its fabricators for their incredible growth over the last 12 months. » » THE ALL-DAY CONFERENCE TOOK place at Jurys Inn, Derby with different representatives from Supalite’s growing number of fabricator network. Proceedings kicked-off with Managing Director, Dave Watters welcoming the group and introducing members of Supalite’s sales, operations and technical team. With a packed agenda of information to go through, the Supalite team advised on the many key issues its manufacturers wanted to be address, including; the launch of new and alternative products, the development of its Approved Installer Scheme, marketing support and the inclusion of the newly launched CORGI Fenestration Scheme. Dave Watters commented: “We have been working hard over the last 12 months, since we met to gain the confidence of our fabricators, offering a full package of products, service and competitive pricing. Holding the conference, helps us to catch-up and share thoughts with our manufacturers, it is also a good time to recognise those individual businesses who have contributed to making Supalite a success over the last 12 months.” On conclusion of the event, Dave and his team awarded three of the attending fabricators for their astounding performance on sales growth - achieved compared to the previous financial year. Absolute Windows, Manchester, came in 3rd place with over 79%, Premier Frames, Leicester achieved 2nd place with 101% and the overall winner was Supalite South Wales, who has seen a whopping 187% growth. “We are proud of the work all our fabricators do, but these three companies were worthy winners,” Dave continued, “this is the first time we have handed out awards at the conference, but we wanted to show our appreciation to our manufacturers, and prove to others contemplating using the Supalite range of roofing systems just how successful they could be by joining our network of fabricators. CELEBRATIONS AT THERMOSEAL GROUP FOR HONOURED QUEEN’S AWARD PRESENTATION » » THE QUEEN’S AWARD FOR Enterprise: International Trade 2017 has now been presented to Thermoseal Group by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren J Smith KStJ JP at an event hosted at the Group’s Manufacturing and Distribution Site, which also houses the Group’s expanding Technical Centre. Thermoseal Group now supplies its highest performance warm edge spacers to 22 countries in 5 continents and trials of the products are currently being carried out worldwide. The Group is the only UK insulated glass (IG) component manufacturer to produce both a rigid tube spacer and a flexible silicone foam spacer in-house. Samantha Hill, Thermoseal Group’s Head of Marketing and Communications said: “We were delighted to share our special day with customers and guests from the industry, who joined as many of our Thermoseal Group colleagues as could attend to join the celebrations. 10 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “As well as many UK insulated glass (IG) sealed unit manufacturers, journalists and industry contacts, we were also joined by customers from Europe and the Far East. As Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant presented the impressive award which was accompanied by a scroll signed personally by The Queen, he said: “These awards are not easily earned. This year only 102 Awards for International Trade have been made nationally, and yours is one of 8 in the West Midlands. The award is not to an individual, not to the management but to the whole workforce.” Thermoseal Group’s Managing Director, Gwain Paterson accepted the award with fellow Director Mark Hickox standing firmly at his side. A large part of Gwain’s speech was a big thank you to all colleagues involved in the Group’s continued growth. He said: “Without you all Thermoseal Group would not be the same. You built up everything around us and your hard work and can-do attitude has contributed to our success - that goes for everyone within the organisation.”