Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 14

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS VEKA Group signs up as Rosegrove FC’s official sponsor » » ONE OF BURNLEY’S BIGGEST employers – VEKA Group – has become the official club sponsor of local football team Rosegrove FC, marking the occasion with a charity match that was held on Sunday 16th July. The just-for-fun fixture pitted Rosegrove coaches against a team of employees from VEKA Group at the Kiddrow Lane ground, just a stone’s throw from the Rossendale Road Industrial Estate where the Group is based. All proceeds from the match went towards raising funds at Rosegrove, and VEKA Group’s chosen charity for 2017; Pendleside Hospice. Rosegrove Football Club officially opened in March 2011, having started out a year earlier as just a small group of infant school children and parents. Six years later, the football club has grown to over 300 members, divided into categories from ‘Soccer Tots’ (3-5 years) up to under 13s, and playing in matches for the Accrington District League, East Lancashire Football Alliance and the North Valley Burnley Youth League. The club is totally not-for-profit with coaching staff consisting solely of volunteers and every penny raised going back into the club. www.vekauk.com GGF ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO GROUP SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM » » FOLLOWING THE recent departures from the Helix Group its parent company, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the interim replacements to ensure clients of the GGF’s subsidiary companies can look forward to a smooth transition and continue to receive high levels of service. The changes in personnel and roles are listed below: • Phil Pluck, GGF CEO has now been appointed Interim GGF Group CEO. • Brian Baker, former GGF CEO has been appointed short term Interim CEO of Helix Group. (This will probably be the case until early to mid-September) • Kevin Buckley has been appointed longer term Interim CEO of Helix Group. This will be for a period of approximately six months. • Tony Morgan has been appointed Interim Finance Director. All of the above senior managers bring decades of experience of running membership, commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Phil Pluck, GGF Group CEO commented, “The GGF Group is an important part of the Federation and the industry, I am therefore delighted that we now have a strong team in place to maintain the high levels of service our subsidiary companies provide and to build for the future.” http://www.ggf.org.uk MAJOR INSTALLER CEMENTS RELATIONSHIP WITH POLYFRAME » » A LEADING COMMERCIAL installer has toasted to its long-standing alliance with Polyframe and is seizing all the benefits of working alongside the UK’s largest PVC-u fabricator, which now offers the industry’s widest range of PVC-u systems. The Window Company has been sourcing multiple PVC-u systems from Polyframe for more than five years and has driven growth within its business by taking advantage of the unique strengths and skills of Polyframe and its experienced team. The company is now looking forward to greater business 14 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M opportunities from the recently-enhanced fabricator. Since its merger with Customade earlier this year, Polyframe now offers five PVC-u systems from Veka, Halo, Eurocell, Rehau and Duraflex. The Window Company currently sources Rehau and Halo systems from Polyframe, depending on the requirements of the installation. The Window Company supplies both PVC-u and aluminium frames to many of the South East’s largest contractors, social housing providers, local authorities, schools, private developers and homeowners. As well as buying PVC-u from Polyframe, the company also sources REAL Aluminium frames from Customade Group and it has welcomed the convenience of sharing the resources of these two well-established industry specialists. 01422 330460, www.polyframetrade.co.uk, sales@polyframetrade.co.uk