Pro Installer January 2018 - Issue 58 | Page 3

JANUARY 2018 | 3 News Read online at HEATHROW SPARKS OFFSITE INTEREST A one-day conference, Ex- plore Offsite Infrastructure, at the NEC in Birmingham has been de- clared a huge success. It created a platform to network with industry experts and discussed the latest offsite construction solutions that will help deliver the requirements of the infrastructure sector. Among the highlight pres- entations were ‘Crossrail Custom House Station’ presented by Laing O’ Rourke and ‘Highway England’s development of an Offsite Manu- facturing Capability.’ Phil Wilbraham, Expansion Pro- gramme Director, Heathrow Airport, presented a case study on ‘Heath- row Airport’s £16bn Expansion Plans’. This sparked a great amount of interest which, was shown by vast interaction in the Q&A session held after his presentation. Explore Offsite Outlooks is up next on 28th February 2018 at BRE, Watford. Conservatory Outlet Ltd celebrates an outstanding year Wakefield-based fab- ricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has marked its best year ever with an award ceremony at its 2017 Em- ployee Christmas party to recognise the dedication and hard work of its team. In the 12-month period that has seen the company join forces with retailers Clearview Home Improve- ments and Pennine Home Improvements to form the Conservatory Outlet Group, Conservatory Outlet staff have stepped up to fulfil an unprecedented influx in orders, with several ‘record months’ topping all previ- ous records. A huge part of the com- pany’s success in 2017 is also owed to the growth of its loyal network of retailers, with five new or refurbished showrooms added to the network this year and a sixth on the way in early 2018. The team at Conservatory Outlet have also found time to launch two new products to add to the company’s extensive portfolio; the Extreme 3 Security Locking System and the Envisage Flush Casement Window, both of which have contributed significantly to sales during 2017. The team’s charity efforts can be commended too this year, with employees from across the business working together to get creative with a comedy Charity Calendar in aid of Cancer Research UK, as well as a Macmillan Coffee Morning, charity boxing matches and Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR AT VBH VBH (GB) has promot- New Smart Designer Door available Specialist trade fabri- cator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has added the new Smart Designer Door to its portfolio which will be available to order from January. The Smart Designer Door is suitable for domestic ap- plications and will satisfy the most discerning homeowner with its outstanding product performance, 10-point high quality locking mechanisms and precision construction giving unbeatable strength and security. The range is available in a choice of four style options to complement any home design. This includes Tradi- tional, Vintage, Modern and Cottage. The aluminium Smart De- signer Door is a completely bespoke door system featur- ing a fully insulated panel and polyamide thermal bar- rier to enhance performance and energy efficiency. The elegant aluminium door profiles are designed to provide both strength and durability and a laser cut key profile system provides outstanding security. Smart Designer Doors are available in a wide colour palette too. From tradition- al white to pastel shades of blue through to vibrant reds and greens there is a choice of colour to sup- port the most discerning consumer. ed Sales Director Simon Monks to the position of Managing Director from 1st of January 2018. Current Managing Director Peter Rowlands, who has been in the position for the last 10 years, moves into the newly created position of Business Development Director. Simon will become re- sponsible for leading the VBH team through the next phase of business develop- ment and growth, as well as the overall day-to-day running of the business. In his new role as Busi- ness Development Director, Peter will be responsible for th e development of VBH’s own brand, greenteQ, and managing the VBH engineering team in the Far East. He will also be working with VBH’s brand- ed hardware partners, as well as existing and new customers to develop new business opportunities and partnerships. Peter comments: “In an ever-changing window and door hardware market, it is vital for businesses that they do not stand still, but can reshape and adjust with market trends as well as cre- ating opportunities in new markets.”