Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS GGF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD » » TO CONTINUE ITS 40- year celebration, the GGF is delighted to announce the launch of “The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award.” This award will be presented at the G17 Awards Gala Dinner on 17th November at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to a person who has contributed significantly to the glass and glazing industry. THE ENTRY CRITERIA The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award is not exclusive to GGF Members – anyone can enter! To enter yourself or to enter someone you may think deserving of the award, the person has to have worked most of their working life in the Glass and Glazing Industry and can clearly show a history of achievement in the industry and some examples of their exceptional work. Entries from all backgrounds and sectors are welcome. So it could be an expert with a background in technical work, sales and marketing, operations, human resources, customer service, general management and so on. HOW TO ENTER Entries are accepted by a GGF Entry Form sent in by email. For an entry form please contact The closing date for entry is GGF Members Day 29th September 2017. VEKA CROWNED ‘EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR’ AT BURNLEY BUSINESS AWARDS » » VEKA GROUP WAS THRILLED TO bring home the ‘Employer of the Year’ trophy from this year’s Burnley Business Awards. The Farrington Road company also gained a further three nominations making it one of its best years yet. David Jones, Managing Director of VEKA Group, who collected the award said: “As one of Burnley’s biggest employers, we have around 400 people from the local area working across all our varied departments and we are very proud of the benefits we offer.” Gabriela Hammond celebrates with VEKA ‘Employer of the Year’ was Group colleagues after the presentation. sponsored by fellow Burnley business Ideal Recruit. Branch Manager Gina Deehan – who personally judged the Gabriela Hammond, VEKA Group’s Head category and selected VEKA Group as the HR added: “Without its employees, VEKA winner – based her decision on how well Group wouldn’t be the successful company it the company engaged with is staff and used is today and so to be recognised in the local that feedback directly in the company’s community for all we do for our people is a development. great reward.” Celebrating 25 years in business » » THE TROJAN GROUP IS celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Tony Chadwick, Trojan’s Group Managing Director, said: “After 25 years our passion and desire to offer the best-designed hardware products in the market remains as strong as ever. I’d like to thank all our staff, both past and present, our customers and our suppliers for their support over the past 25 years”. While the company’s core mission may have stayed the same, in terms of its size it has changed out of all recognition in the past 25 years. Today it has manufacturing bases 38 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M in the UK, China and Vietnam and is one of the biggest names in door and window hardware. The company has reached its status thanks to products such as the Stallion 2 Shootbolt, the Sparta 2 Window Handle and the Patriot Plus High Security Door Hinge and ranges such as the Stainless- Steel product suite that have revolutionised the door and window industry and given fabricators and installers solutions that add value to their businesses. Trojan is one of the door and window industry’s success stories and we look forward to celebrating the 50-year milestone!