Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 13

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS #FridayFlyer initiative announced SMARTGLASS®, the UK’s most respected and broadest range of conservatory glass, have just launched a #FridayFlyer initiative, which promises a free upgrade to a pre- midday delivery on a Friday. » » THIS NEW INITIATIVE IS PART OF A promotion that will last until 20th October for orders, with the last delivery on 27th October 2017 just before British Summer Time concludes. This will be great news for installation teams and companies looking to fully glaze a conservatory on a Friday, before the weekend. The offering is also another perfect indication of how Clayton Glass, the company behind the important SMARTGLASS® brand, looks at ever better ways in which to engage with their customer network and it is thanks to their unique logistics arrangements that this campaign can be fully achieved. For the last two years, the company has also been voted IGU Manufacturer of the Year at the National Fenestration Awards. The #FridayFlyer initiative is applicable to all paid for deliveries for any mainland UK postcodes and across the whole SMARTGLASS® range, including the market leading Ultra 86 product, which provides for the best performing product in the sector. Back in Business with Roy Frost at the Helm » » THE MANUFACTURING FACILITY in Stoke-on-Trent, of leading trade fabricator, Lister Trade Frames, has been acquired by well-known industry figure Roy Frost and his group GJB Holdings. Backed by North West-based entrepreneur Alan Rothwell, the deal will secure around 70 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent. VEKA/HALO will continue to be the main strategic partner, together with the premium Residence Collection, Solidor, and the full range of ALUK Aluminium. The £12m turnover company made several investment decisions that failed to deliver expected results and it was placed into administration on the 29th August. The administrators received over 25 enquiries from interested parties. GJB Holdings, with the assistance Kevin Philbin of Beyond Corporate, are delighted to be the successful new owners. The new structure sees two existing directors, Phil Warren and Darren Pusey, continuing in the new management team. Roy commented: “Listers have been a great business for 40 years. Their reputation was built on supplying innovative products with great levels of service backed up by superb marketing support, and we will develop and improve on this. We will keep it simple and get back to basics, focusing on our core products and remove any distractions.” C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » O C T 2017 » 13