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MORE SYSTEMS …MORE BRANDS …MORE SPECIALITY PRODUCTS – GLAZERITE’S GOT THE LOT AT FIT 2017

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It’s no surprise that The Glazerite UK Group Ltd is promising more than ever at this year’s FIT Show. There’s so much been going on at the UK’s biggest VEKA trade fabricator recently and they can’t wait to show it all off at the industry’s biggest trade event.

Leading the field as ever, Glazerite is unveiling its new high-spec Flood Door, incorporating the Palladio slab and will be looking to sign up suitable companies to take on exclusive regional partnerships.

Not many companies can boast seven profile systems across a whole spectrum of product ranges, not to mention direct links with at least six quality and guarantee organisations, but that is what visitors can expect to see when they visit Stand E15 at the show.

Working with some of the industry’s best, including VEKA, Halo, Solidor, Palladio, Residence, Warmcore and Ultion, gives the company a compelling portfolio, making the stand a must-see for every installer, as Director Jason Thompson explained:

“We have made significant investments in both machinery and people, including our newly opened specials factory, which enables us to differentiate the manufacturing processes for the premium brands in our portfolio. Manufacturing so many profile systems across our product range gives our installers all the flexibility they will ever need when quoting for jobs.

“Of course, we have always had an unbeatable array of systems but this year, we have more than ever, especially now that our City Beads acquisition is fully embedded in the Group and we now offer a full range of the Halo products alongside the main Veka systems.

However, Glazerite’s benefits go beyond the physical things we can see and touch, he added: “Coupled with our products, we are partnered with the industry’s leading quality and guarantee organisations – like Network VEKA, the Planitherm Installer Network, Maco Secure +, the VEKA/ Halo Approved Installer Schemes, the ERA Five-Star Guarantee and the Ultion £1,000 Break-in Guarantee – so Glazerite and these associates can provide the right support package for every company regardless of size.

On the new Flood Door and its proposed retail network, he said: “Glazerite installers are often the first to have access to new or enhanced products. The Flood Door is a great opportunity for retailers to target the many high-risk areas and the regional exclusivity means they will be uniquely placed to market this great product.”

At the core of the stand this year will be the Marketing Hub where Glazerite is inviting existing and potential installer partners to make an appointment for an individual marketing review. With an in-house marketing team, the fabricator is perfectly set up to offer its customers the advice and support they need to grow their business. Glazerite are the people to talk to on stand E15 for any installers looking to get a lot more out of their fabricator.

Jason concluded “Where else could they see so many of the biggest and best names in the industry all on one stand – and know that every one of them is backed by the quality manufacturing, guarantees and service that we stake our name on. A huge part of this offering is the marketing support we offer to our customers, from getting some of the basics in place right through to building them a bespoke website. It’s really all about helping them to make sure their customers have a great first impression of them.

“…and that is exactly why we want to make sure we create the best possible first impression with everyone in the trade – and where better to do that than at the FIT Show 2017”

Register to visit us on stand E15 now and make your marketing appointment by emailing [email protected] or register using this link: http://reg.buzz/fit17/2000393

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Glazerite golf day raises over £10,000 for mental health charity
Now in its 14th year, the sun shone once again for the Glazerite UK Group’s annual Pro-Am Golf Day. Held on Friday 5th July in the tranquil surroundings of Wellingborough Golf Club, the event was attended by a number of the VEKA fabricator’s customers, suppliers and employees, who travelled from across the UK to take part. In total, over £10,000 was raised for the charity We Mind & Kelly Matters, which was set up by Glazerite Chairman John Hewitt in memory of his late daughter. The day teed off just after 9am with the golfers playing right through to late afternoon. 29 Glazerite teams took part in the event - of which seven placed in the top 10 - and D & M Windows & Doors’ Chris Hoolickin won the coveted ‘Nearest the Pin’ at the 18th hole. Tucker Glass & Glazing took second place alongside golf professional, Mark Sparrow. Danny Tucker says: “This is the second golf day we’ve attended and it’s a very special event. It gives us the chance to catch up with the team from Glazerite, as well as raise money for a fantastic cause and have fun at the same time.” Following the golf, the players’ partners and colleagues joined in for the evening event, during which John Hewitt gave a presentation about We Mind & Kelly Matters, and thanked all those who attended for their support and generosity. Pete Mew of Mews Windows led the auction, with lots including a motorbike experience at Donington Park, a round of golf for two at The Belfry and a two-week holiday home rental in Spain. Glazerite’s Group Managing Director, Jason Thompson, even bid £500 in exchange for one of Pete’s legendary suits. Glazerite’s Sales & Marketing Director, Jeff Dunn, says: “The Glazerite Golf Day is always a highlight of the industry’s social calendar. It was great to be a part of it on my first working day at Glazerite last year and this year was just as enjoyable. Thanks to all of those who joined us; the feedback has been fantastic. We’ve already had a number of people expressing their interest for the 15th Pro-Am trophy next year.” John Hewitt adds: “We owe a massive thank you to the PGA and Wellingborough Golf Club for their support and involvement in organising the day. You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the event, as the evening reception is as much a part of it as the golf, with an auction, great food, and live music. “The generosity from all who attended was amazing, especially when a heavy flow of people started to donate money to We Mind & Kelly Matters during the auction. Donations are still pouring in now. We’re truly grateful for the support of our customers and suppliers.”
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Glazerite Recruitment Open Evening
Glazerite Windows Ltd is a leading trade supplier of Windows, Doors & Conservatories currently employing in excess of 250 people. We have vacancies for Fabricators and Quality Assurance inspectors at all levels including supervisors at our manufacturing site in Wellingborough.  We are keen to hear from anyone, whether experienced or not as we can train you.  More important is a strong work ethos, a positive attitude and a commitment to producing work of a high quality for our customers.  Our hours of work are Monday to Friday, 06:30am to 15:00 and 15:30pm to midnight. If you feel this sounds like you and you want to find out more, please come along during the evening for an informal introduction to the Company and an outline of the terms and benefits of employment. Ideally, to assist us with our planning, please email Sue Wellings (Group HR Manager) on [email protected] to let us know you want to attend.   Glazerite Windows Limited 39 – 43 Rixon Road Finedon Road Industrial Estate Wellingborough NN8 4BA 01933 443222 www.glazeritewindows.co.uk
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