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SHAPING UP FOR FITSHOW...

23RD - 25TH MAY, NEC

The countdown is most definitely on to the event of the year for our industry. This year FITshow is taking place at the NEC for the first time ever and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Having nearly doubled our stand space at the show this year, we have so much to show you and talk you through. We hope you’ve registered to come along already, but if not we’ve included an invite for you and your team. We have a Barista on the stand this year, so look forward to you joining us for a nice cuppa and catchup on stand E15.

Stake your claim on our demo products for your showroom

We have an impressive range of products lined up for the show and these are all up for grabs for your showroom. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is register to visit our stand. Your invite is enclosed, it is important that you use the

Glazerite link to register to be entered into the draw. Every registration for your company counts as an additional opportunity to win. If you don’t plan to attend the show, you can still win, by emailing us your interest.

See the range

Despite having nearly 100sqm to showcase our products at this years show, we can’t display everything in the range, but we’ve put together the main products we’re confident you’ll find of interest. A number of the doors and windows on display demonstrate the practical and versatile functionality of the SwitfGlide Integral blinds we offer. A great addition to any installation to control light within the property.
• VEKA Mechanically jointed Vertical Slider
• Residence 9 FlushSash window
• Halo Rustique Flush Sash Window
• VEKA Composite Door
• Solidor Composite Door
• Palladio Monocoque door & Sidelight
• Palladio Flood Door
• VEKA FS70 Window
• Halo Rustique Window with run through horn
• New M70 Window
• Halo System 10 Window
• Imagine Bi-fold
• Warmcore Aluminium Bi-fold
• Warmcore Aluminium Window

At the core of our stand, our Group Marketing Manager, Michelle Wright will be able to take you through a review of your current marketing and talk to you about the tools that are readily available to Glazerite installers. Each and every marketing review is undertaken on an invidual basis and developed with the needs and goals of your business in mind. to book in for your marketing review please email us, appointments are filling up fast.

Talk to the experts
With the launch of our new flood doors, we’ll have flood experts on hand to talk you through any queries you have on the market, installations or products. They’ll be able to offer you any practical advice if you’re looking to move forward in this market.
Our technical team will also be on hand to talk to you about any of the products in our portfolio, standards or queries relating to your installs.

Recent News

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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Glazerite grows fleet to go further than ever
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has made a £150,000 investment into the expansion of its delivery vehicle fleet, with the addition of two new 18-tonne, custom built lorries. The move will further strengthen the VEKA fabricator's ability to deliver to customers on time, in full, all over the UK.  Ian Lloyd, Glazerite's Operations Director, explains the reasons behind the investment. He says: "The new lorries complement our existing 16-strong fleet of 7.5 tonne delivery vehicles, and will allow us to improve on our distance and overnight capabilities. Being able to fulfil our order book and deliver to customers on time is integral to our offering as a leading fabricator." Following the investment, Glazerite has improved its carrying capacity for particular delivery routes, including Scotland and the South West. Ian says: "Deliveries from Glazerite North West to Scotland, and from Glazerite's HQ in the Midlands to Cornwall, South Wales and the Isle of Wight involve overnight stays. These routes are growing in volume and often we have to send two trucks. This investment allows us to cater for that growth and complete these deliveries utilising one larger vehicle." Two dedicated drivers have been employed by Glazerite at its sites in Wellingborough and Bolton - where the vehicles are based - and both have already begun making deliveries to installers.  Glazerite's fleet has undergone a largescale rebrand in the last 18 months following the fabricator's transition from Glazerite Windows Ltd to The Glazerite UK Group and the rebrand of Network VEKA to Independent Network.  Michelle Wright, Group Marketing Manager, explains what a key part the vehicle livery plays in Glazerite's profile. She says: "Our vehicle livery approach has been to focus on retail rather than trade following the recent rebrand. The fleet covers tens of thousands of miles across the UK every week, making it one of our most valuable and visible brand carriers. We hope that by aligning with our retail brand, the refreshed livery and new lorries will inspire homeowners to invest in high quality windows and doors, which will ultimately benefit our installers."
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