Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell considers the skills crisis. Four of our top stories this week paint a picture that we are becoming all too familiar with. On the one hand, residential...
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Double director appointment
Profine UK has appointed Gareth Jones as its new managing director, along with the promotion of Brian McDonald to sales director, to oversee the further development...
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GB’s hotspots and coldspots
Phase 1 of the HS2 project is set to play a key role in parts of Great Britain where HS2 hubs will be built, unlocking an enormous rise in wider...
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Skills shortage will hamper housing delivery
Small house builders predict that skills shortages in the building industry will hamper housing delivery, and will eventually overtake access to finance as a bigger barrier to building new homes,...
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Construction wages pushed up
The UK’s vote to leave the EU has pushed construction wages up 11%, according to recent data from Engage Technology Partners.In an analysis of pay trends following the referendum in...
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Apprentice levy ‘scam’ exposed
The union Unite is calling for the closure of a loophole, which results in workers having the apprentice levy deducted from their wages, and could result in some companies...
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Six-figure investment
Cornwall Glass has made a six-figure investment in a new Tema EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) laminated glass line. Installed at the glass processor and IGU specialist’s site in Highbridge, Somerset, it...
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Switching on to the benefits
HWL Trade Frames has said that all of its pre-existing Residence 9 accounts have switched to buying in non-glass bonded frames. The trade fabricator has led the development of an R9...
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Soaring secondary sales
Defying typical seasonal trends in secondary glazing, manufacturer Incarnation has reported a surge in leads and sales during the summer. Traditionally, interest...
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A full house
Kolorseal has noted a trend for colour matching windows, doors and roofline products to create an overall suited look on a property. Deborah Hendry, MD of Kolorseal...
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International voice
Rapierstar has made the voice of the UK door and window industry heard at an international level at one of the most important events in the global fastener industry’s calendar.US...
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Double win
Frame Fast UK won twice at the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards 2018. As well as being crowned Manufacturer of the Year for a second year in a row, Frame...
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New spray-painting facility
Sliders UK has launched a new in-house spray-painting facility, increasing flexibility of finish and shortening lead times on special order composite door colours. Now fully operational, the new...
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Progressive solutions on display
By Glaston.As our industry has started to embrace digital technology to improve performance, Glaston is helping customers put the power of the data to work for them. Those glass processors...
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Top marks
In October, the Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year finals, which are being held at the Royal Horticultural Halls near Westminster, will reveal if Vickie Brown, finance director at...
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Aluminium expansion
Window Ware has appointed Richard Fraser as its new business development manager (aluminium). Richard will...
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New purchasing assistant
The latest appointment by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is purchasing assistant Kelly Platten, whose roles include assisting in the management of £3 million worth of stock to provide a...
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£11,000 milestone reached
Bennett Architectural has raised £11,000 for the Donna Louise. The family run business, which has been based at Rosevale Business Park for the past ten years chose to support the children’s...
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In memory of Vanessa
Team members from bifolding door manufacturer Solarlux cycled 550km from Vauxhall Bridge in London to their headquarters in Melle, Germany, to raise money for a...
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