Clearview South August 2013 - Issue 141 - Page 30

INDUSTRYNEWS Strengthening Relations with Trading Standards The GGF exhibited at the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Conference in Brighton in June to further strengthen the ongoing relationship the Federation has with Trading Standards. At the conference, the Federation increased its profile to hundreds of Trading Standards Officers and public sector professionals, not only through the presence on the exhibition floor but also by presenting at the theatre sessions. In addition, Brian Smith, GGF Home Improvement Manager met with Jo Swinson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs as representatives of the Federation attended the Minister’s speech at the conference, where she outlined the importance of the role Trading Standards has in preventing fraud and acting on criminal cases. For further information go to: www.ggf.org.uk TOP NEWS SLOT FOR PVC-U PROFILE Commercial projects are increasingly turning to PVC-U as the material of choice, as Synseal fabricator and installer Complete Windows found when it recently installed 104 windows on the Stourbridge News building, a 1960’s office block that was originally fitted with steel windows. Complete Windows manufactured the A-rated windows using Shield profile foiled with Artisan in Black/Brown on white, along with grey infill panels. contractor on the job – who was keen to push the work our way. Everyone was more than satisfied with the outcome on this project.” John also explained that he was pleased with the customer support from Synseal. “They are a really good firm to deal with, and will always stick to their word,” he said. “I believe the support has got even better since the management buy-out.” The Dudley-based company fabricates about 100 windows per week, and installs around 20% of them mostly to domestic customers. “Typically we avoid working on commercial projects because we prefer to be paid in regular instalments, and don’t like the uncertainty they can sometimes bring. However, we have a longstanding relationship with Paul Wentworth Builders – the main www.synseal.co.uk Awarded Gold in RoSPA Awards Deceuninck has just been awarded Gold in RoSPA’s annual Occupation Health and Safety Awards, for the second year running. Peter Rich, Deceuninck’s Operations Manager, accepted the award at the ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. The RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) awards scheme recognises commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. has shown that it is committed to striving for such improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.” Peter Rich adds: “Our people are our most important asset. They have a right to expect a safe and healthy working environment and we work hard to ensure that we provide it. We don’t implement or revise procedures or aim to improve year on year in order to win awards, but it is great to be recognised for our commitment.” Website: www.deceuninck.com Tel: 01249 816 969 (L-R) Michael Hampson,Vice Chairman (RoSPA) and Peter Rich, Operations Manager, Deceuninck David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “RoSPA firmly believes that organisations that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement deserve recognition. Deceuninck 30 AUG 2013 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com