RITEC SIGNS ON FOR FIT SHOW 2016 Ritec International Ltd has already signed on for FIT Show 2016. With a consistently busy stand (205), signing on the dotted line just one day in was an easy decision to make says Brian McDonald, Ritec’s Sales & Business Development Manager. “We were really busy this year with a number of quality leads,” he said. “We were looking for quality not quantity and that’s precisely Deborah Beeley, Ritec’s Business Development Executive, with the ClearShield demonstration mechanism. what we got, so signing up for FIT Show 2016 only made sense.” Showing off ClearShield’s low maintenance easy clean system by demonstrating what happens when paint is projected all over a glass casing coated in ClearShield, visitors and exhibitors alike were in awe of its resistant powers. Clearshield is a polymer that chemically bonds to ordinary glass, upgrading it to ClearShield Low-M (Low-Maintenance), AntiMicrobial Glass. Low-M Glass is durable and ‘nonstick’, stopping limescale and other residues from building up on the glass surface, reducing maintenance by 50% on average. Ritec launched both its upgraded ClearShield Eco System and one stop shop for domestic glass applications at the Show. FACE OF FIT WINNERS HONOUR GRAHAM TAYLOR AT FIT SHOW 2014 With their faces plastered all over this year’s FIT Show after winning the movie-themed Face of FIT competition, GT Window Products Ltd honoured the man behind the brand, Graham Taylor, who sadly passed away last year. Launching a golf day in Graham’s name at FIT Show 2014, GT Window Products Ltd offered visitors the opportunity to drop off their business cards in exchange for one of many different coloured golf balls. These balls would put them on the invite list to attend their free golf day, GTWP, where participants will play for the Graham Taylor Memorial Trophy. With a date yet to be determined this will be at one of the Midland’s premier golf courses. Guests will be The company’s reputation has been built on developing consistently high-quality products – it is about to launch GT’s new Guardian hinge protector range for UPVC doors, windows and composite doors. Carl honouring Graham at FIT 2014. able to donate to the event’s chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation. If you weren’t at FIT but are interested in GT Golf Day email: carl@ gtwindowproducts.co.uk ‘YES GLAZING’ DUO MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT! There were tears of joy as Paul Casbolt and Karl Kinsey of Yes Glazing Solutions were declared winners of the Master Fitter Challenge, in association with FENSA. Sharing a cash prize of £5,000, Paul and Karl proved that they were masters of their craft. Being recognised by their peers obviously meant a lot to the boys from Yes Glazing as when they were announced as the winners, following 62 some jubilant hugs, tears of joy were evident as they took to the stage to collect their award and cheque from FIT Show MD Paul Godwin and FENSA Chairman Mark Warren. Paul and Karl will now also be able to sport the Master Fitter Challenge Winner logo on everything they and Yes Glazing Solutions use. Runners-up were Steve Price and Terry Griffin of Conwy Windows who took home a cheque for £3,000, while last year’s winner, Arron Clegg of Eco- Sash, along with his father, Andy, were placed third taking away £2,000 for their efforts. Many congratulations to them and to all of the finalists.