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NEWS

Strong and steady

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report 2020 reporting on the activity and performance of the Federation for the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

The report reflects on difficult but steady year that saw the GGF gain 42 new members during 12 months of uncertainty, anticipation and preparation for the UK’s pending exit from the European Union.  

The report also highlights a year of outstanding background work by the GGF technical team and the ongoing political activity the Federation carried out on behalf of Members.

 






Mark Austen

 

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Freefoam chat

Freefoam has launched a series of Fireside Chat videos designed to open up discussion about important industry topics.
Covering all things roofline, the videos feature Colin St John, Freefoam commercial director as he talks about issues such as the changing roofline market, the complexities of the supply chain, colour and innovation, and the importance of forging strong ties with customers.

 Freefoam marketing manager Louise Sanderson says: “We’ve developed a series of informal videos so installers, stockists and the wider market can learn more, and agree or disagree, about important issues and trends that affect them...

 

 

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CMS  director wins IoD Scotland award

CMS Group support services director Martin McCrimmon has been named the 2020 Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland Director of the Year – 'Social Value & Sustainability Impact' at this year’s virtual awards ceremony, in recognition of his achievements in delivering the company’s pioneering sustainability strategy over the past 14 years.

In winning the inaugural ‘Social Value & Sustainability Impact’ award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, McCrimmon has triumphed in a category that aims to honour the most ethical, socially responsible or ‘green’ business leaders in Scotland and the UK.






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Manufacturers urged to digitise product data

A new initiative aims to get manufacturers in the construction industry to take ownership of their product information. A series of articles are being produced and manufacturers are encouraged to join a discussion group to share their views.The project is producing a Plain Language Guide for manufacturers setting out why digital product data is important and how manufacturers can benefit by taking simple low-cost steps. The project is supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Construction Products Europe and the UK BIM Alliance.

 

Origin bounce back

 

Door and window manufacturer Origin says that it has adapted quickly to the new COVID-19 regulations, bouncing back from lockdown to ensure it is business as usual for its partners. The company claims that in July 2020, it received 30% more orders than in the same time frame the previous year.

Daniel Baker, Origin’s new managing director, says: “COVID-19 was obviously an incredibly difficult time for most businesses, with those operating in the manufacturing industry particularly feeling the pressures of lockdown... .

 

 

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Time to draw a line in the sand

 

Following yet another controversial glazing industry pre-pack administration, Gary Morton of the Boing Boing Group gives his take on the practise, and how the industry should respond.

Once, there was a real stigma attached to going bankrupt – and as a society, it’s good we’ve become a little more compassionate.

Sometimes, businesses fail through no direct fault of the people that own and run them, and those people deserve our understanding and support, if appropriate.

But it is also feasible for companies to take advantage of our collective generosity and goodwill.


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Sustainium Group acquires Wolverhampton Glass

 

The Sustainium Group has acquired West-Midlands based Wolverhampton Glass, window, door, and conservatory installer.

Sustainium was launched by industry Neal Harper with the aim of acquiring local home improvement companies, building on their established reputation, and investing in their future, with particular focus on low-carbon and sustainability.

 

 

 


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