Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:24:00 PM
Universal Arches has further expanded its direct delivery and collection service to include the postcodes of Peterborough (PE), Cambridge (CB), Colchester (CO), Norwich (NR) and Ipswich (IP). In April 2011, Universal Arches implemented a pioneering new delivery process for the bending sector, so a large proportion of customers could receive direct deliveries and collections on specific dates.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:16:00 AM
Sales representatives from the Conservatory Outlet Network of Dealers will this year benefit from a comprehensive programme of retail sales training, funded by the Wakefield-based fabricator. The seven-day course will be delivered by Paul Clifton of Masterclass Sales Training who sold on the frontline for over 10 years, achieving an 82% sit-to-sale conversion rate during this time.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 2:19:00 PM
With the increasing popularity of Super League rugby, particularly on TV, taking the bold step into pitch side advertising to promote their new retail brand ‘Safechoice’ has been an easy decision for the MASCO UK window group. Safechoice launched a retail web site in February that benefits already from a page one Google ranking, supporting approved installers of the brand by attracting consumers and delivering some of the best design and technical information on windows available anywhere on line.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:03:00 PM
"The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court ruling on FiTs albeit on different grounds. We disagree and are seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. “We have already put before Parliament changes to the regulations that will bring a 21p rate into effect from April for solar PV installations from March 3 to help reduce the pressure on the budget and provide as much certainty as we can for consumers and industry.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:39:00 AM
The court judgement means all those who have installed solar since December 12, and those who intend to install systems before the March 3 cut-off point, will receive the higher feed-in tariff rates for the full 25 years. Customers who register on or after March 3 will qualify for the current higher rate until April 1, when the rates will drop to the lower rates, as set out in the October 31 announcement.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:35:00 AM
Social media is now getting very much embedded in our industry now. Some companies and individuals know how to handle it and use it to their advantage, some simply don't. Either way, we all have a behavior when using Twitter. Mike Bygrave at Roseview Windows has created a poll:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:12:00 PM
Andrew Stoneman and Ben Wiles, both of the Global Restructuring Advisory practice at financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps, have been appointed joint administrators of Avocet Hardware Limited.
The company was established in 1978 and operates through three UK divisions: Builders Hardware, which supplies fixings, fasteners and general ironmongery to the UK DIY retail sector; a Door & Window Hardware division, manufacturing
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:55:00 PM
True to its convictions, profine Group will be aligning its presence to the issues of energy efficiency and system diversity atFensterbau/Frontale 2012 on 21–24 March in Nuremberg. With its KBE, Kömmerling, and Trocal brands, the international leader in the market of PVC-U window systems will be presenting its range of products that will be pointing the way to the future.