Trade Commercial Homeowners
Call us today 01933 443 222 Login

Independent Network Award Winners

Tags: VEKA, Events   |   Added:

Normally this time of year, we would be attending the annual VEKA AGM and enjoying the members weekend celebrating another year of hard work and innovation with our customers. Unfortunately for everybody, this year like many other planned events went ahead virtually instead. 

After an update from VEKA's finance director Graham Fitton and Marketing Director Dawn Stockwell, it was time for the annual awards ceremony companies achieving 100% customer satisfaction throughout the year. Presented by Karen Lund and comedy star John Meredith, the winners were announced, and we're proud to say some of our customers were recognised.

Winners for Customer Satisfaction Awards 2019

  • Mews Windows
  • Norscot Joinery
  • Ffenestri Kevin Thomas Windows
  • Thistle Windows & Conservatories Ltd 

James Fry of Frames Conservatories Direct Ltd also won the National Sales Representative Customer Satisfaction Award 2019. 

Well done to all the winners, very well deserved! We can't wait to celebrate at next year's event where VEKA will be celebrating its 25th members weekend.

Recent News

Independent Network Award Winners
Normally this time of year, we would be attending the annual VEKA AGM and enjoying the members weekend celebrating another year of hard work and innovation with our customers. Unfortunately for everybody, this year like many other planned events went ahead virtually instead.  After an update from VEKA's finance director Graham Fitton and Marketing Director Dawn Stockwell, it was time for the annual awards ceremony companies achieving 100% customer satisfaction throughout the year. Presented by Karen Lund and comedy star John Meredith, the winners were announced, and we're proud to say some of our customers were recognised. Winners for Customer Satisfaction Awards 2019 Mews Windows Norscot Joinery Ffenestri Kevin Thomas Windows Thistle Windows & Conservatories Ltd  James Fry of Frames Conservatories Direct Ltd also won the National Sales Representative Customer Satisfaction Award 2019.  Well done to all the winners, very well deserved! We can't wait to celebrate at next year's event where VEKA will be celebrating its 25th members weekend.
  |   Tags: VEKA, Events
Glazerite chairman John Hewitt raises nearly £80,000 for charity
Glazerite UK Group’s Chairman, John Hewitt, has completed his epic 1,000-mile cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in memory of his late daughter Kelly, who took her own life in 2018. John was joined by 11 friends and family - nicknamed Kelly’s Heroes - for the arduous 13-day challenge, which saw them climb 59000ft and battle through wind, rain and occasional sunshine. As a result, the team has raised an incredible £80,000 so far for the charity We Mind & Kelly Matters, which John and Kelly’s mum and sister set up to honour the 24-year-old. John explains: “Kelly took her own life following a short battle with anxiety and depression, something which sadly affects millions around the world. We don’t want anyone else to experience the pain we have, and we feel that the best way to remember Kelly is to do something positive in her memory and support others who are struggling with mental health issues.” Kelly’s Heroes set off from John O’Groats last month and arrived in Land’s End on Friday 28th August to a socially distanced crowd of well-wishers. Remarkably, many of the people they passed or met on the route have since donated to the charity, something which really touched the team. John adds: “It was a memorable experience for us all. The pain we experienced was wiped out by the jubilation we felt when we reached the end of each day. The hardest part for me was cycling up the Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria in extremely windy conditions. I was in tears, but I knew I had to keep going, not for me, but for Kelly, and those who struggle with their mental health daily.” Prior to and during the ride, Kelly’s Heroes received huge support in the form of sponsorship and donations from the fenestration industry, as well as suppliers and customers, including main sponsors VEKA and the Independent Network. John adds: “Myself and the team have been hugely supported by many of Glazerite’s suppliers, customers and competitors, and many others from the industry. It’s been such a huge outpouring of support for what is a global problem that affects us all in some way or other, and the whole team are immensely grateful. We couldn’t have done it without them and every penny raised will go towards educating people and suicide prevention. The support received will literally help save lives.” The team also received messages of support from sporting legends including former Arsenal and England footballer Kelly Smith MBE, current and former Northampton Saints rugby players Harry Mallinder, Alex Waller and Steve Thompson MBE, and cycling commentator Phil Liggett MBE. The next steps for We Mind & Kelly Matters are to continue to promote awareness of mental health issues in Northamptonshire’s schools and businesses, where Glazerite has its headquarters, as well as support the work of other charities like MIND. There are also plans afoot for another cycling challenge in 2022. John adds: “We will never forget Kelly and we will do all we can to help others in the same position she was, and hopefully make a difference.” The team hope the final figure raised will surpass £100,000. To donate, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/kellys-heroes
  |   Tags: Glazerite
New Pink Door Range Launched
We are excited to offer a brand new pink door range, designed exclusively by DOORCO in support of We Mind & Kelly Matters, a charity set up by our Group Chairman John Hewitt, in memory of his daughter Kelly. DOORCO admirably wanted to offer something longevity to customers to support the charity, and what better way than creating a range of pink doors, a colour that has already proven popular for front doors in many homes, including Mrs Hinch!  20% of all door blanks sold from this range will go to We Mind & Kelly Matters to help raise awareness of mental health and prevention of suicides.  This is an exclusive collection of four door styles, offered in three delicate shades of pink. The design is complimented with stunning rose gold Sweet hardware from Brisant, homeowners can also choose from three beautiful glass designs from Regalead to complete their entrance door. John Hewitt commented on the range:  "When DOORCO approached me about this new collection I was blown away. We originally set up We Mind & Kelly Matters to keep Kelly's memory alive, but as time has gone on, we are determined to make a difference in the prevention of suicide. All the money we raise through the charity goes to mental health awareness, trying to remove the stigma and prevent other young people from taking their own lives." He adds "We're all extremely grateful to DOORCO for this initative which I'm sure will provide us with funds to help realise our plans to educate the next generation about mental health before it's too late." Glazerite are pleased to be able to offer this range of doors from 1st September.
  |   Tags: Doors, Glazerite

Check out the latest news from Glazerite regarding installations, products and the latest news  
Product demonstrators, security testing and information videos, you'll find it all in this section.
We have a wide range of case studies available, in this section you'll find a few of them.