Plumber illustrates the sentiment felt by growing numbers of tradesmen

Appearing on Channel 4 News, plumber Ryan Price illustrated the sentiment felt by growing numbers of tradesmen across the UK. The economics of returning to work are now becoming increasingly important for both the government and individual workers, especially the self-employed who are unable to rely on the luxury of furloughed wages. Ryan told More...

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By winactive On Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Ready and waiting for normality

As with all periods of uncertainty, recessions and downturns, onething we have learnt is that when demand returns we need to beready and waiting, believes Windows Active editor John Cowie These are unprecedented More...

By winactive On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Investing in the conservatory sector…

News that Ultraframe has acquired from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd certain of the assets relating to Global, Celsius and Stratus roofing products is an extremely positive move by the company. For More...

By winactive On Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Lack of firm specific guidance for companies in our sector

As some businesses in our sector return to work and many more consider opening their doors, there is a lack of firm specific guidance for companies in our sector. I have seen some industry bodies implying we More...

By winactive On Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Listen to the experts during these times

As the world gets to grips with coronavirus, you can guarantee we are entering unprecedented times. Realists amongst us will look at the trajectories in fellow European countries and know what is coming down More...

By winactive On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Putting safe operating procedures in place

Fabricators up and down the country are contemplating strategies for opening for business again. Some have already opened in some capacity while others are focusing on a return date of the 11th of May. What is More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Correct procedures for opening doors again

Writing in The Telegraph, Global Health Editor Paul Nuki believes ‘We risk the virus peaking up again unless the softening of the hard lockdown we have in place is done very carefully. A second peak would be More...

By winactive On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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‘When can we get back to work?’

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By winactive On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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A back to business continuation strategy

A word of warning from Carl Jackson of business advisory firm Quantuma, focuses the mind on the necessity for a clear business continuation and back to operations strategy: “For the next three months, my guess More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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‘Driving us through this difficult period’

The pain, anger and anguish that resinates from this cartoon that appeared in the Telegraph is hard felt by everyone in the window industry. Stare at it long enough and there is hope, the frustration leads More...