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This week finds more and more companies showing they have rounded off 2019 with some incredible year-on-year performances. This is being followed up with commitments of even more investment to ensure their 2020 ambitions are achieved.

Pilkington have reminded us while you thought you had standards buttoned down there are changes on the way for Part L. To ensure the industry can keep up to date they have launched a dedicated web site, with all the current updates and time tables for each section of the industry.

Pilkington: “Changes to Part L will no doubt change the specification of energy efficient building products supplied for all types of projects in the UK. As such, they’ll need to be considered carefully in the construction supply chain from architects and developers through to installers, ensuring compliance with what are expected to be new, higher standards for energy efficiency”. Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager

Hodgson Sealants: “ Foamfix is yet another new launch to come out of our product development programme this year. It’s our intention to build on our outstanding product range and to become the default sealant brand in the UK”. commented Gary Thomas, commercial director

Brisant-Secure: “ Brisant aims to be at the forefront of development, whether that is keeping door furniture looking great against extreme weather conditions or staying on-trend with the launch of the new rose gold. We are delighted with how good it looks and how well it is performing and are delighted with the result”. concluded Nick Dutton CEO

Double R Glass and Roofing Systems: “ As well as standing by our customer focused principles, we have also continued to invest in the business to ensure we have the machinery and people to stay ahead of the increased demand we’ve seen for our sealed units, decorative glass and our conservatory roofs”. says Ian Sims, managing director

Virtuoso Doors’: “ When it comes to service, quality and performance, our mission is to be the best in the industry. Last year, we achieved growth of more than 35% and we have ambitious plans for the next 12 months ahead”. says Tony Craggs managing director.

Which Way To The Exit

A Case Study - Chris Ball

MBA sees many different companies; companies of all sizes and for many reasons. Particularly challenging is the small company, often family lead where the principal has reached the point in his career where he feels he would like, or indeed needs, to exit the business. The issues illustrated by the following case study are not untypical and demonstrate that there is an alternative to ‘putting the keys back through the letterbox’

The Case of W Windows Ltd.

W was a small fabricator, selling to the trade and to retail, with an annual turnover of £2.5m. Business was consistent having been established over many years through much hard work. A single individual, under whom there was no real management structure, systems or processes, drove the company forward through, painfully gained, experience and force of personality. For years, the company provided an extravagant living for the principle’s family. As a result, there was little reinvestment in the company and its infrastructure, the business was run for the benefit of the shareholders and there was no ambition to build a business of real substance. Some time back, the principle fell seriously ill. Consequently, he was unable to manage the business on a day to day basis. As a result, sales collapsed, debtor balances soared and wastage gripped the business. ...[more}

Which Way To The Exit?
© Chris Ball MBA Associates - January 2020

Epwin Window Systems -
'Profile 22’s Optima selected for affordable housing development in Glasgow'
900 Optima casement windows and French door units in Anthracite Grey have been fitted in a development of 82 new build houses to the north of Glasgow. A brownfield site, formerly the home of the NHS Orchards hospital was acquired by Keepmoat Homes for the development of the 82 two- and three-bedroom homes in seven different styles. The c ...more
Steel Window Association -
'SWA member's restoration work reveals hidden history of broadcasting building'
The detailed repair and maintenance work undertaken by a member of the Steel Window Association on Bush House, part of a former broadcasting premises on London's Aldwych, has not only helped restore the appearance of the facades; it has seen the specialist contractor rectify wartime bomb damage and preserve a system of antique bronze postboxes. ...more
Endurance Doors -
'A new glass sealing process from Endurance'
Always a company that invests in outstanding product performance, Endurance Doors have recently invested in a new glass sealing process to their solid timber core composite doors, which has had a positive effect on helping to eliminate customer concerns over water ingress. Water ingress in composite doors has hampered the composite door ...more
ODL Europe -
'ODL Europe introduce new composite door brochure'
ODL Europe have just published a new composite door brochure to support their growing customer base. Nathan Barr, ODL Europe ’s Managing Director said: “Our new brochure showcases our complete composite door collection including our newly-launched decorative glass range. The brochure is intended to support our customers while appealing to tod ...more
ISO-Chemie -
'Premium solution from ISO-chemie to winter sealing'
As winter ’s icy grip bites, faster and easier joint sealing in temperatures as low as - 30°C is provided by new ISO BLOCO 600 Premium Edition foam tape from ISO-Chemie. The pre-compressed impregnated self-adhesive foam tape, which has been independently tested* and is BBA approved, can be used on joints up to 42 mm, providing a high-per ...more
Aperture Group -
'Aperture Launches Warden Fire Doors'
As the fire door market starts to gain momentum again, The Aperture Group has been busy getting its new fire door offering through the updated industry standards and is now pleased to announce the launch of its range of Warden Fire Doors – one of the most extensively tested ranges on the market. Robin Baker, Managing Director of the cor ...more
Virtuoso Doors -
'More investment and a double shift pattern at Virtuoso Doors'
Virtuoso Doors has invested in new machinery and rolled out a double shift pattern at its 80,000-square foot site in the North East. The move will enable Virtuoso to ramp up production and further improve on its levels of service and product quality as it enters a phase of rapid growth. The second shift was introduced to help Virtuoso Do ...more
Shelforce -
'Shelforce helps fire service with door entry training'
Window and door manufacturer Shelforce opened its doors to the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to help with vital door entry training. Nine firefighters from crews and teams visited Shelforce ’s factory in Erdington in Birmingham for some Entry Technique Training to help them improve their specialist door and window entry skills. ...more

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Modplan introduces the MILA Prosecure Door Hinge
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Force 8
A Stable End To The Year From Force 8
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Jack Aluminium Systems
Flying High - 10,000 metres of TRL90 Profile Sold
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