Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 16

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS QUICKSLIDE TEAMS UP WITH THE TERRIERS IN PREMIERSHIP PARTNERSHIP » » YORKSHIRE-BASED trade fabricator and VS specialist Quickslide has announced the continuation of its partnership with Huddersfield Town into a fourth year, as the club joins the Premiership for the first time in its history. Quickslide works with the club, nicknamed The Terriers, on a number of community projects including sponsorship and support for local football teams and using the club as a forum to communicate with other local businesses, suppliers and community leaders. Quickslide Chairman, Adrian Barraclough, who has developed the partnership, says that Dean Hoyle, Chairman of Huddersfield Town and a lifelong supporter of the club, has an outstanding record of commitment to the local community: “As a local business many of our staff live in the area and are supporters of the club too. Our partnership, therefore, benefits both our business and our people and there are tremendous benefits for the whole community through this association. We share similar ethics.” After signing the new agreement with the club’s Senior Commercial Manager, Tracy Nelson, Quickslide Marketing Director Tom Swallow echoed his Chairman’s words adding: “It’s also great for our customers and staff to come and watch the football of course, and this season we will be watching the top teams in England; it’s very exciting and reflects our pride in being a Yorkshire-based business.” UNIVERSAL ARCHES MOVES TO ISO 9001:2015 » » UNIVERSAL ARCHES, NOW PART OF the Kaliber Group, has moved its quality management system to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, representing the only dedicated shaped and arched PVCu frame manufacturer working to this important, international business accreditation. There are more than 1.1 million ISO 9001 certificates issued worldwide, helping companies and organisations to demonstrate that they can offer goods and services to a consistently high quality. The new 2015 certification is less prescriptive than the previous variants and now focusses on performance and a process-led approach, something that’s already been part of the business operations at Universal Arches for some years. During the last eight ISO inspections, the auditors have returned zero non-conformities, an impressive standard in any manufacturing industry and fully representative of the way the business is run. The manufacture of complex shaped frames is a distinctly different animal to that of standardised square PVCu frames, which can be processed with high levels of automation. The ISO certification is about all processes within the business that have helped shaped Universal Arches into the leading company in the sector. They have also had a major influence on bringing new technologies, quality standards and customer service initiatives to market. Jackloc attends Palace event for Queen’s Award winners Emma Wells (left) and Judith Burrows (right) Jackloc Directors. » » REPRESENTATIVES FROM Jackloc®, the Queen’s Award-winning window and door restrictor specialists, were once again special guests at Buckingham Palace for a reception to celebrate winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2017. 16 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M The reception, hosted and attended by HM The Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, brought together all the winners from the across the country to mark their achievements. Leicestershire-based Jackloc, received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. “It’s always an incredible honour to attend Buckingham Palace, especially to celebrate with our fellow winners of the Queen’s Awards 2017,” commented Jackloc Founder and Director, Emma Wells. “The event provided a great networking opportunity with more than 170 other winning businesses who were all represented. “We were also able to speak with members of the Royal Family which, of course, was a huge privilege.” The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation recognised the firm’s ground- breaking MK2 key-lockable window restrictor which along with a full range of universal window and door restrictors safeguards thousands of lives everyday worldwide. + 44 (0) 1455 220616