Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 10

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS INDUSTRY ANALYSIS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION » » QUANEX COMPANY EDGETECH, the leading experts in warm edge technology called on the industry knowledge and expertise of Insight Data for their special anniversary event to mark 10 years of UK manufacture. As part of the proceedings which celebrated Edgetech’s decade of success at their UK headquarters in Coventry and highlighted their bold plans for the future, Insight Data’s Managing Director Andrew Scott provided an in-depth analysis of the fenestration industry using Insight’s unrivalled industry-specific data. In a full programme of events which also saw Edgetech unveil their new £1 million distribution centre, Andrew presented alongside the firm’s UK Managing Director, Chris Alderson and executives from Edgetech’s parent company Quanex including Chairman and CEO, Bill Griffiths. “We thank Andrew and the Insight Data team for their continued partnership and for providing their expert analysis of the UK market,” comments Charlotte Davies, Head of Marketing at Edgetech UK. “As well as curating their renowned industry reports, Insight Data is the force behind Salestracker which combines an online prospect database, CRM system and now an integrated email marketing platform. Salestracker provides accurate, real-time data for over 60,000 prospects, validated by a thorough seven stage verification process. FIT SHOW 2019: 50% OF FLOOR SPACE BOOKED » » WITH FIT SHOW 2017 still fresh in the memory of the window, door and conservatory industry, attention now turns to the future and FIT Show 2019, especially as it hopes to top the huge success of this year’s first show at the NEC. The move to the National Exhibition Centre prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings last year when the new venue was announced. This year sees a similar trend but now previous exhibitors are booking their stand space so they can start planning how they are going to top this year’s show. “With such rapid growth we had to move to the NEC and it proved the right decision looking at the numbers from our first show in Birmingham,” said Nickie West, Event Director of FIT Events Ltd, the company behind the FIT Show. “With a visitor increase of almost 17% in comparison to our previous show we owe that to some of the most creative marketing campaigns from exhibitors and impr essive stands we’ve seen yet.” To book a stand at FIT Show 2019 please contact Rik Henderson on rik@fitshow. or 07535 759892. Winds of Change » » WITH THE IMPACT OF BREXIT NOW starting to bite, understanding long-term industry drivers is now more important than ever. The window and door industry is ‘not immune from the impact of Brexit and faces strong economic headwinds’ – that’s the warning from Robert Palmer. According to the head of the research specialist, the UK window industry faces dual challenges of a tougher second-time replacement market and wider economic uncertainty as the UK exits from Brussels. “The post-Brexit phoney war is coming to an end and the realities of what will result in 10 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M the case of a hard Brexit are now beginning to dawn”, he says. With a new study, due for publication at the end of the summer, Palmer refused to be drawn on a detailed analysis of the window and door. He suggested, however, that tougher second-time replacement sells and the shift away from home ownership, are driving long- term changes of their own. Figures published by Palmer in its last report: The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain (Oct 2016), first time window and door replacements have dropped from 80% in 2000 to less than 30% in 2015, with ‘replacement of replacement’ installations now accounting for 70% of all installations.