Clearview South August 2013 - Issue 141 - Page 20

INDUSTRYNEWS New Website Launched Banbury-based Glazpart, is a specialist injection moulding company with extensive experience in the fenestration industry, employing 80 staff at its ISO 9001:2008 certified site, producing millions of mouldings each month. Glazpart has launched a new website covering its extensive range of products and services. These include trickle vents and Glazing accessories for the window industry, tube inserts and furniture fittings for its joinery markets and an overview of its custom moulding, injection tool making and surface decoration services. Now available on the site are easily navigable product summaries and technical detail by part number as well as general advice and technical information to assist in understanding often complex applications and regulations. According to Dean Bradley, Sales and Marketing Manager, “This is a key step in supporting our customers to access the right technical data easily whilst providing useful background information to improve knowledge regulatory understanding to raise standards across our key markets.” Product catalogues can be downloaded instantly on Tricklevent, Glazing accessories and Furniture fittings product ranges or the catalogues can be reviewed online as “flip files” to read the technical details as though reading a paper copy! ‘A key step in supporting our customers’ Visit www.glazpart.com GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND Fabricator Conservatory Outlet has joined the 5% of Investors in People organisations that can claim a ‘Beyond The Standard’ Bronze status. The Wakefield-based manufacturer surpassed the entry level Investors in People standard, offering more than 26 pieces of additional evidence of best practice. ‘We’re absolutely delighted but, naturally, the next step is to achieve Gold status,’ said Conservatory Outlet director, Greg Kane. Investors in People (IiP) define Bronze organisations as ‘at the leading edge of best people management practice in the UK in their chosen areas. Bronze organisations En route to achieving IiP Bronze, the company implemented a number of positive changes which entailed: developing clear expectations for managers and a business plan for each department of the business; empowering staff to be innovative and flexible, complemented by a regular review process; and a formal development programme for senior managers, designed to enhance strategic thinking. ‘Conservatory Outlet now employs more than 100 people, including an increasing number of young adult graduates. There’s no better recognition as an employer than an Investors in People award,’ adds Greg. are advanced Investors in People, using the framework to meet their goals, progressing well beyond The Standard.’ Major Expansion Windowlink, creators of market leading design, sales and pricing software, has embarked on the next phase of its ambitious growth strategy and announced a move into bigger premises. Windowlink currently operates from a state-of-the-art serviced office facility just off Junction 12 of the M5 in Gloucester and has confirmed it will be taking additional space in the complex to accommodate its needs and give room for future growth. Managing director Mark Dudley comments: “Our customer base has increased significantly in recent months and investment was the next logical step. The extra space will help us improve operations and also means we can expand our training facilities, further benefitting our customers. “Windowlink is going through a very positive period of transition. Aside from new management and bigger premises, we’re also continuing to upgrade our software, adding a number of features to improve functionality and aesthetics. I look forward to rolling these new developments out to new and existing customers alike and helping them derive the most value from their software.” Many of the UK’s biggest and most successful window, door and conservatory companies a lready use Focus and Vector to help them design, quote, sell and more recently manufacture. Visit www.windowlink.com or call 0844 8541560 20 AUG 2013 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com