Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 24

INDUSTRYNEWS Meet Cornwall Glass Group’s Queens of Glass! Cornwall Glass Group’s ‘Glass Queens’ have smashed their annual sales. Branch managers Ro Grogan, Lisa Tatum and Yvonne Burns have excelled in their managerial skills and knowledge of the industry to exceed annual sales targets to both trade and retail customers. The three centres are part of the Cornwall Glass Group which has15 branches spanning the South West. Ro, manager of Warminster & Frome Glass Centre in Wiltshire has surpassed her annual turnover with her fresh, positive outlook. Being hands-on has enabled Ro to understand quickly all areas of her Glass Centre and what works best. Lisa, manager of Plymouth Glass Centre has utilised her team with supporting their sister branch Westcountry Glass (the South West’s leading sealed unit supplier) in glazing enquiries. Lisa is also a highly skilled leaded light designer, producing, replacing and repairing stained glass windows. Yvonne is branch manager of Redruth Glass Centre, where she was previously the manager of Penryn Glass Centre, bringing her wealth of experience and knowledge, and understanding of the local area, to the Redruth branch. Her enthusiasm and optimistic personality translates into her branch and her colleagues. www.cornwallglass.co.uk THISTLE WOBBLES FOR CHARITY WITH EMMERDALE CAST! Long-standing Network VEKA member Thistle Windows and Conservatories, is not known for its ‘wobbliness’ and regularly wins customer satisfaction awards for the quality of its products and the service provided. But on Saturday June 14th, the company was delighted to be associated with a very wobbly event! The team at Thistle Windows were proud to sponsor an exciting day of events and activities with the goal to raise money to fund research into helping cure neurological disorders. MD Ian Bruce explains: “Wobbly Williams day held at Aberdeen’s famous Storybook Glen, but also to be actively involved, with Team Thistle going head-to-head against the cast of Emmerdale in the ‘It’s A Wobbly Knockout’ Team Challenge! The event continued into the evening with ‘A Wobbly Banquet’ with The Cast of Emmerdale’. and its sister charity, Funding Neuro ,were both founded by Bryn Williams following his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease in 2007. “We were happy not just to support the fun Visit www.wobblywilliams.com or see pictures and videos of the day at www.thistlewindows.com/emmerdale. Tel. 01282 473170, www.networkveka.co.uk STRENGTH THROUGH PARTNERSHIP QUICKSLIDE AND WILSON WINDOWS No-one knows the value of strong working relationships better than Quickslide’s trade partners and there’s no better example than Wilson Windows. The Loughborough-based family business has worked with Quickslide and its products since 2011, working closely with Key Account Manager Amy Perrin. MD Dale Wilson and Karen visited Quickslide at its Brighouse, West Yorkshire HQ when they first became customers, says Amy: “They came to see who we are and what we do and we have built up a close working relationship ever since. 24 SEP 2014 “I speak to Dale on a regular basis. We have developed a good routine; he is always great fun and a pleasure to work with and we always have a good laugh together.” There was a lovely surprise for Amy at the FIT Show when Dale and son Callum dropped in on the Quickslide stand to thank her in person with a bottle of Champagne “for making it all so easy”! See how you could benefit from joining Quickslide as a trade partner, visit www. quickslide.co.uk/trade or call 0844 5610 623. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com