Clearview National September 2016 - Issue 178 - Page 26

GGFNEWS Celebratory day »»ISO-CHEMIE UK HAD two good reasons to be in celebratory mood in July after a memorable day at the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Joint Window and Door Group and Conservatory Association Meeting in Solihull. Not only was the company accepted into full GGF Membership and presented with their joining Members Certificate, but they were also presented with their Glass Charter Bronze Level 2 Certificate, which highlights the health and safety levels they have achieved under the GGF’s Glass Charter scheme. On joining the Federation, Peter Thompson said: “All at ISOChemie are very pleased to now be a Member of the GGF. We aim to attend relevant meetings to share our technical knowledge and to network with other companies in our sectors.” Brian Smith, GGF Director of Home Improvement, commented, “We are delighted that ISO-Chemie has joined the GGF.” On attaining Bronze Level 2 in the GGF Glass Charter scheme, Peter commented, “We are strong GOVERNMENT CHANGES WELCOMED »»WITH THE DRAMATIC political fallout following the EU Referendum, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has welcomed the changes to the cabinet and government departments. The key departmental change is the merger of The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the remaining functions of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to form a new Department supporters of raising health and safety awareness and standards both within the industry and with the general public. I believe the right policy implemented realistically will benefit both business growth and the guys doing the job.” E-mail ppinnington@ggf.org.uk or mtoone@ggf.org.uk for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Government has outlined that this new Department will bring together responsibility for business, industrial strategy, and science and innovation with energy and climate change policy. Nigel Rees, GGF Chief Executive, commented: “These changes are welcome because it means we can start fresh dialogue and create relationships with new departments, ministers and government officials. Without going into too much detail, it was obvious the Government’s energy efficiency initiatives over the last five years were not working. Only recently, the Government released the cost of £240m for Green Deal and ECO, two schemes that failed both the construction industry and consumers. We hope the new cabinet and departments will listen to industry’s solutions and develop a progressive long term plan that benefits all.” www.ggf.org.uk Partnership offers exclusive consumer financing facility »»GGFI, A SUBSIDIARY OF THE GLASS and Glazing Federation, has partnered with Pay4Later, a leading consumer finance technology provider to offer a unique finance facility. Pay4Later’s smart technology provides a quick and easy way to offer customers finance, allowing them to spread the cost of their high-value glazing purchases. This will help drive sales, increase average order value and provide an even better customer experience. With an entirely online process that takes just minutes to complete, customers can be signed up in no time. 26 » SE P 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M GGFi focuses on developing valuable products and schemes for those within the glazing industry, helping drive it’s continued and sustain