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2016 was a fabulous fitshow

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Summing up the 2016 FIT Show as ‘professional, busy, exhausting and genuinely worth-while’, The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has announced that it enjoyed a hugely successful exhibition, taking the opportunity to launch a raft of exciting new products on its extensive stand.

At the core of the stand was the marketing hub where new and existing customers were taken through some great new digital marketing tools available.

Glazerite’s director, Jason Thompson, commented: “While our portfolio was already one of the most extensive in the industry, we have never been a company that likes to rest on our laurels and have always strived to innovate and move forward. As such, the FIT Show provided us with the perfect platform to introduce 10 new products, including a variety of windows and doors, as well as hardware and new colours and of course our latest marketing tools.”

The latest additions to Glazerite’s product offering unveiled at the FIT Show include; Palladio composite doors, WarmCore windows, an enhanced VEKA Imagine bi-fold, Halo’s FlushSash, 70mm System10 and Rustique systems, Swiftglide integral blinds, Brisant Secure’s market leading Ultion cylinder, the new VEKA M70 bevelled suite, plus two new colours for Solidor composite doors. Glazerite Director, Jason Thompson says:

“We are a launch partner for Synseal’s new WarmCore aluminium/PVC-U hybrid window system and this generated a tremendous amount of attention. The Palladio doors and Swiftglide integral blinds were also extremely popular, as was the Residence 9 window, but the Halo storm door generated the greatest interest – we are currently working closely with our supply partners to obtain the Kitemark PAS 1188 flood simulation test which, in turn, will open up a new market for our customers.”

At the heart of its stand Glazerite were taking visitors through the marketing support and new digital marketing tools only available to its customers. These include a new fully customisable retail sales presenter that, in turn, can be used to walk customers through a range of products and services, as well as demonstrating the installer’s capabilities and key benefits of working with them. 

The Network VEKA Assure team headed by its Technical and Compliance Manager Austin Greene were also on hand to discuss training and compliance requirements, this proved to be a great asset to the constant flow of visitors that were present throughout the duration of the show.

Jason concluded: “The noticeable increase in visitor numbers kept us very busy for the majority of the three days. This year we only scanned visitors that specifically requested further information or expressed a serious desire to continue our discussions and as a result we received requests from over 100 companies and of those, over 90% have translated into genuine leads. We’ll now be working hard to follow up enquiries by phone, as well as arranging personal visits and factory tours. We had a fantastic FIT Show – it was a very professional event that represented some of the best companies in the industry and we were very proud to be a part of it.”

Glazerite is The VEKA UK Group’s largest trade fabricator in the UK and a long-standing Network VEKA member. It offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants, Peterborough and Greater Manchester as well as its South West distribution hub in Bristol serving South Wales and The West of England.

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Glazerite strengthens senior management team
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has strengthened its senior management team with three new appointments and an internal promotion. The operations and technical-focused positions will allow the fabricator to further improve service levels across its three largest sites. Mark Towers joined Glazerite on 7th January 2019 as Bolton-based North West Division General Manager/ Director Designate. With over 25 years’ industry experience, Mark has worked to improve the output of a number of manufacturing operations, ranging from composite doors to glazing, and has also held senior positions at ODL Europe Limited, HansenGlass Processing, and HM Doors. Mark says: “It’s an exciting time to join Glazerite. I’m very much looking forward to working with the team at the Bolton site going forward, with an initial focus to continue improving standards at the site and carry out the investment and extension programme planned for this year.” Taking up the position of Group Operations Manager is Andrew Worroll, who will report directly into Group Operations Director, Ian Lloyd. He has over 20 years’ experience in operations, production and supply chain, and will focus mainly on Glazerite’s Wellingborough sites, in order to free up more of Ian’s time to focus on the Group Operations strategy. In December 2018, Glazerite also welcomed Mitchell Gooch, who took on the role of Group Technical and Processing Support Manager at the fabricator’s Peterborough site. Mitchell, who has previously worked in technical roles at SGM Windows Manufacturing Ltd, won the prestigious Apprentice of the Year G12 award while at Pioneer Trading Company Ltd. In addition to these key appointments, which form part of Glazerite’s strategy to better serve its growing base of installers, the fabricator has also announced that Chris Price is joining the board of Directors as Group Procurement Director. Chris will focus on further improving the product development programme and procurement process across the group going forward. Jason Thompson, Glazerite Director, says: “2018 was a challenging year for us and the industry as a whole. Despite this, we’ve increased our products and services portfolio, and strengthened our sales and marketing team with specialist expertise in areas like digital marketing. We have been stretched in some areas, which highlighted the need to further strengthen our senior management team. Now, with Mark, Andrew and Mitchell in place, we’re in the best possible position to go forward and achieve our plans for growth in 2019 and beyond. Combined with recent and planned future investment, we’re well-placed to serve our growing installer base and help them to become best-in-class.” (Above image from left to right, Andrew Worroll, Mitchell Gooch, Mark Towers)
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Glazerite sister company claims a G-award
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