King’s Award for MFT

The glazing industry is always well represented for the annual King’s Award for Enterprise, which recognises outstanding achievement by UK businesses for innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

This year, Made For Trade has won a King’s Award in the innovation category, acknowledging the success of its Korniche roof lantern.

This is a brilliant achievement for the family run firm, which is now headed up by Bradley and Ashley Gaunt and their close-knit team, and a just reward for introducing a product that represents a real step change in design and installation efficiency for installers.

I remember Bradley talking me through the Korniche, ahead of its official unveiling at the 2016 FIT Show in Telford. The Korniche brand has expanded since then, and Made For Trade has grown significantly off the back of the success of the product range, a testament to its design quality and the passion of the people behind it.

In other news, it has been announced by ReSolve, the company dealing with Everest’s administration, that Anglian has signed a deal to fulfil Everest’s customer orders.

According to ReSolve it has been working to find a new buyer for Everest, which is said to have faced continued financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19.

Unfortunately, it has so far not been able to do so and as a result the majority of its employees were made redundant on 29 April.

Anglian, however, says it will be making contact with Everest customers ‘in the coming days’ to confirm orders, deposits, finance agreements and possible installation dates.

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