Clearview South May 2014 - Issue 150 - Page 12

INDUSTRYNEWS Dave (right) with Brand Ambassador Steve Davis and the Network VEKA team. Network VEKA celebrates two decades of Dave! Network VEKA’s popular Area Account and Development Manager for the North, Dave Hartley, is celebrating his 20 year anniversary within the VEKA UK Group - with 18 years spent helping build Network VEKA into the successful organisation it is today. Dave’s peers even penned a special poem for him: Back in April of year ‘94 VEKA’s sales were rising galore They came up with a plan A new marketing man And in walked Dave through the door. Two years on, Network VEKA began And Dave was an instant fan He took a new role Helping John with the goal To aid members however they can. Dave worked hard and on rolled the years Sh aring laughter and fun with his peers Always up for a joke Such a likeable bloke Whose humour could have you in tears. 20 years and his loyalty’s still there and the labels he always will wear It’s true time may fly But he’s still the same guy Though maybe with slightly less hair! Network VEKA, 01282 473170 www.networkveka.co.uk 12 MAY 2014 GGF: ‘MIXED FEELINGS’ ON BUDGET The GGF said it had “mixed feelings” after the 2014 Budget. While the Chancellor promised a raft of positive measures for SMEs, manufacturers and exporters, the Federation felt more could have done more to support the recovery in the construction industry, and in particular the need to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s building stock. Nigel Rees GGF Group Chief Executive commented: “We are delighted to hear the Chancellor’s measures to help SMEs with plans such as the creation of the Builders Finance Fund and the doubling of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA). It was also good to see the Government’s intention to fund the regeneration of housing estates and we welcome the extension to “Help to Buy”. ‘Chancellor promised a raft of positive measures for SMEs’ “However, we are disappointed there was no movement on the VAT rate on home improvements, repair and maintenance. In addition, the distinct lack of incentives in this Budget to encourage homeowners to invest in energy efficient home improvements was quite incredible; particularly when you consider the extremely poor uptake of the Green Deal and how ambitious the Government was four years ago to reduce carbon emissions.” Dempsey Dyer supports PJ Plastics in showroom opening Pontefract based fabricator Dempsey Dyer recently supported trade customer, G-13 Installer of the Year, PJ Plastics with the opening of its new showroom, The Showroom Bexley, located in Bexley Village, Kent. Dempsey Dyer helped out with the showroom design and was at the grand opening with other PJ Plastics’ suppliers REHAU and Solidor. Sharon Massey, Mayor of Bexley, cut the ribbon. PJ Plastics offer the full range of Dempsey Dyer bespoke timber windows and doors and has a selection on display including a European Oak stable door, a flush casement window in a Farrow & Ball dual colour finish, and a vertical sliding sash window with weights and pulleys. Also displayed are Solidor composite doors, Smarts aluminium windows & bi fold doors, and the REHAU Heritage uPVC window. PJ Plastics MD, John Chamberlain, commented: “We’re delighted with the look of the showroom and really appreciate Dempsey Dyer’s, Solidor’s and REHAU’s support in helping us get it ready. Customers who don’t have a showroom can take advantage of Dempsey Dyer’s own recently revamped showroom at its Pontefract headquarters. Call 01977 649641 or visit www.dempseydyer.co.uk To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com