Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 30

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS Idyllic introduction for Penrith’s new Independent Network member » » NORTH LAKES NLG Window Systems has been quick to take full advantage of its Independent Network membership, having joined the pioneering installer support organisation just six months ago. Recently rebranded from Network VEKA, Independent Network recognised North Lakes with one of two ‘Best New Member’ awards at its annual Members’ Weekend. The Penrith-based company has been full of praise for the benefits that membership has brought, such as training; marketing support and heightened customer confidence. Martin Smith, who owns and operates the company, commented: “Independent Network really helps to make the most of being a VEKA installer. Not only are customers reassured that they’re buying the industry’s leading doors and windows, but they’ll also be fitted to the highest standards – guaranteed. “Since joining, we’ve attended various Independent Network training days, and feel more than ever that we’re fully ‘up to speed’ with industry advances as a result. Only companies that meet a stringent set of standards can become Independent Network members. They are then continually assessed to ensure those standards are maintained, with homeowners completing customer satisfaction awards to both trigger their ten-year insurance-backed guarantee, and highlight any issues arising from the installation.” GGF SUPPORTS NEW MARKETING QUALIFICATION » » THE GGF IS SUPPORTING THE Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM) new qualification, “The Foundation Certificate in Marketing for the Construction Industry”. This is the CIM’s first sector specific marketing programme for the construction industry. It was developed in conjunction with CIM’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) to provide a solid foundation for junior marketers and others with a marketing support role . CIMCIG’s input ensures that the programme meets the specific needs of the industry. James Lee, GGF Director of Marketing and Communications, Chartered Marketer and CIMCIG member commented, “Marketing has become a central and essential function in most aspiring construction companies.” The Foundation Certificate is an intensive eight-month programme that begins in September. The course will equip delegates with practical skills and knowledge that they can apply immediately to make a positive impact within their business. The course is largely delivered online, but also includes a number of face-to-face workshops. In addition, each delegate will be mentored by an industry expert, providing an insight that goes beyond both the classroom and the student’s own workplace. For more information about CIM’s new Marketing Programme, please visit: www. ROOF MAKER LIGHTS UP HIT ITV PROGRAMME » » ROOF MAKER, THE UK’S leading rooflight manufacturer, is set to star in ITV’s home improvement show Love Your Home and Garden. The company has donated several of their industry-leading rooflight products to ITV, and will feature in two episodes aired in late August. Fronted by Alan Titchmarsh, the programme sees a team of home improvement experts surprise deserving families in difficult circumstances by completely transforming their property, and regularly draws upwards of four million viewers. The first episode features a young family in Eltham with a 9-year-old son who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The house isn’t suitable for the child’s needs, so a team of builders revamped the garden, kitchen and living room, making it wheelchair accessible. The second episode focusses on a family in Banbury whose 30 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M mother suffered a stroke a few years ago and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has since lost most of her vision and can only see if there’s good natural light. Roof Maker products are designed to let natural light flood into the home and were deemed perfect for the project. Donating products to ITV is the latest in a series of charitable acts by the firm.