“At Quickslide, we know that we are built on the successes of our trade partners,” says Chairman Adrian Barraclough, “and to help them achieve these successes we know that we need to be more than just a reliable supplier. The best way for us to stimulate the growth of our trade partners, and Quickslide, is to invest our time and resources in the continuous development of each individual partner company. That’s why our philosophy for the upcoming FIT Show is ‘Brick by Brick’ – the bricks that represent the elements we believe are fundamental in supporting the growth and development of our valued trade partners.”

One of these bricks heavily invested in by the Yorkshire-based fabricator is a new bespoke marketing support portal. Set to go live in the run-up to the show, the portal has been created to allow Quickslide trade partners to build their own custom POS material, using pre-loaded templates designed by the in-house marketing team. With live demos being given at the show both new and current trade partners are being encouraged to visit the on-stand team to see how it all works.

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Alongside marketing support, extensive product options are another key brick in Quickslide’s FIT Show philosophy. Stand T10 will feature an example of an arched VS – with Quickslide being the only manufacturer who can make a true arch with no welded joints in the outer frame – as well as a standard heritage VS originally popularised by the fabricator, and for which they won the ‘NFA Sash Window Company of the Year’ title in 2018.

“FIT Show is also expanding into other market sectors such as building and construction,” says Sales Director, Tom Swallow, “with this in mind, an aluminium window with flush sashes will feature on our stand. We expect to see the uptake of aluminium among our partnering builders and developers to grow immensely this year. Minimalism is trending and aluminium is the one material that can truly tap into this trend.

To complete our offering, we will also be bringing a Deceuninck flush casement window, in Agate Grey, which was judged ‘Best New Product’ at the 2018 G-Awards.

Adrian added: “These products, market insights and support infrastructure are just some of what we offer our trade partners. When partnering with Quickslide, customers immediately gain access to the wealth of knowledge and experience that we’ve spent more than 15 years building up, brick by brick. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a small or large window company, we’ll care for you, support you and build a great business with you. We want to help all of our trade partners to become the best they can be.”