Clearview South March 2014 - Issue 148 - Page 85

movers&shakers UAP appoints sales manager for Scotland UAP Limited has appointed John Gunn as its Sales Area Manager for Scotland to help grow its presence in the country. John, who is based in Greenock, will be developing business for UAP and its retail brand MAX6MUM SECURITY® in Scotland. Having worked in the fenestration industry for eight years and with builders’ merchants prior to that, John is the perfect choice to grow UAP’s presence in Scotland. UAP’s Sales Director Dee Chamberlain said “We are really excited to have John join our GLAZERITE APPOINTS JOHN TENNANT AS PRODUCTION MANAGER John Tennant has been appointed Production Manager for Glazerite Windows Limited, with immediate effect. With a proven track record in industry, John joins Glazerite from Northshore Yachts in Sussex. Prior to this he worked for various companies, including the Whiteline Group, where he was the Operations Director overseeing production, purchasing and transport. Glazerite has experienced exceptional growth these past few years and all signs are pointing towards this trend continuing throughout 2014 and beyond. John will be responsible for the main production facility at the company’s head office in Wellingborough. John, who has relocated from Haywards Heath, West Sussex, has been in the production industry for over 20 years. While working at Boulton & Paul he was a part of the production management team producing on average 20,000 windows a week - at the time it was the largest joinery company in Europe. His senior position with Glazerite will complement the existing team and says Glazerite Director, Jason Thompson: “His experience and professionalism will be tremendous assets to the company and will strengthen Glazerite as a whole.” www.glazeritewindows.co.uk To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com team. He will be bringing with him a wealth of experience and he is a fantastic fit for UAP.” John said: “I am really looking forward to meeting with current and new customers and showing them all of the possibilities open to them. I also can’t wait to start seeing MAX6MUM SECURITY® on the shelves in Scotland, it is a fantastic brand that would really stand out in any trade counter.” You can contact John on 07436281331 or email john.gunn@uapcorporate.com for more information on any UAP ranges. AVOCET INVESTS TO BE THE BEST The Jain family has invested a further £2.1million in Avocet Hardware – taking the total invested since it bought the Brighouse-based company out of administration in February 2012 to £10.6million. This latest investment is aimed at ensuring stock levels across the company’s door and window, ABS high security locks, and builder hardware divisions are high enough to ensure complete customer satisfaction when it comes to product availability and delivery. Dr Tinkle Jain, director of Avocet Hardware, stated: “Since buying Avocet we have invested heavily in order to place the company in a position where we can legitimately lay claim to once again being the leading player in the home window and door security market.” Avocet has tecently taken a number of major steps on the road to re-establishing both its name and its reputation Dr Tinkle Jain – including exhibiting at two of its industry’s major exhibitions for the first time since administration and being recruited by the Neighbourhood and Home Network Watch as its primary home security sponsor. www.avocet-hardware.co.uk MAR 2014 85