‘We should all learn from Aperture demise’, says Barraclough

Following the announcement of the failure of systems manufacturer Aperture Trading Ltd, Quickslide chairman Adrian Barraclough says we can learn much for the current times from the demise of the company.  “Quickslide was a business partner of Aperture Trading both as a supplier and customer so we were well acquainted with the business More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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The lockdown is tough – but here’s how installers could come out of it stronger

Who saw this coming? We all knew coronavirus was a serious issue, and heading our way – but I don’t think any of us realised how quickly and radically it’d change the way we live and work, writes Kurt More...

By winactive On Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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FIT Show event director, Nickie West responds to Fensterbau 2022 Announcement

“FIT Show once again supports the Fensterbau organisers’ recently announced decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the show, returning in 2022. At the time of pushing the event back to June 2020, no More...

By winactive On Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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Nigel Headford reflects on the impact COVID-19 on the industry

Nigel Headford, Business Development Director, Deceuninck Aluminium, reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry. At face value, this appears to make the timing of Deceuninck’s launch of More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Should UK construction be returning to work?

By Ryan Johnson, Managing Director, Emplas Confused about whether you should or could return to work?  We’re now in the third week of shutdown. It’s been a difficult time for us, our customers More...

By winactive On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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What does COVID-19 mean for UK industry?

With the Coronavirus pandemic escalating day by day and businesses being forced to suspend operations a new industrial revolution may be upon us. David Leng, group chief executive at Customade Group, gives More...

By winactive On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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VEKA UK Temporarily Close Operations due to COVID-19

VEKA UK has taken the decision to temporarily close operations at their Burnley site from Sunday 29th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Government guidance. Dave Jones, Managing Director of More...

By winactive On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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These are extraordinary times, not just for the industry, but nationally and internationally too

For this column, I wanted to take a different approach, given the unprecedented situation  brought about by COVID-19. These are extraordinary times, not just for the industry, but nationally and internationally More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Fresh optimism and new opportunities

Ben Brocklesby, Director at Origin, says the start of a new year brings with it fresh optimism and the promise of new opportunities The start of a new year brings with it fresh optimism and the promise of More...

By winactive On Friday, November 29th, 2019
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A radical rethink?

A new poll suggests we see the skills shortage as the biggest issue facing the industry. Edgetech MD Chris Alderson gives his perspective on the skills gap – and one way we can help to overcome it An online More...