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, theyll 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. Its 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.
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}