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              NEWS
 Summit up for 2018
The 2018 Glazing Summit planned for May si a n ew forum for fabricators, installers, glass companies, distributors and material suppliers to come together and discuss current industry issues and trends.
Organised by Insight Data and Purplex Marketing, speakers will come from all aspects of the industry.
Experts will debate the new landscape as opportunities and threats emerge across the industry; from the impact of Brexit and the housing crisis, the latest marketing trends, new developments in products and materials and disruptive technologies.
The summit promises to tackle current issues head-on, including fire regulations and safety, implications of employed and self-employed rulings for salespeople and fitters, and new legislation such as GDPR.
The Glazing Summit is a morning conference followed by a buffet lunch and networking. It is a must-attend event for senior people across all sectors of the industry.
Andrew Scott, managing director of
A privilege
to represent
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced the appointment of Shaun McAllister as managing director.
With over 30 years’ experience in the home improvement industry, McAllister brings to the federation a wealth of knowledge and core industry experience.
He has been associated with several glass and glazing companies including G.F Kite, Weatherseal, Mumford and Wood, and the Anglian Group.
In 1983 McAllister began in the industry as a fabricator before undertaking numerous roles throughout the fenestration supply chain. His experience includes working as an installer, surveyor, installation manager,
   Insight Data says:“Our industry is w orth over £4bn, has over 15,000 businesses and employs tens of thousands of people.After Insight Data published the latest Window Industry Report we were swamped by industry leaders wanting answers to some big questions. The Glazing Summit aims to answer those questions – and many more besides.”
The Glazing Summit, 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at St Johns Hotel and Conference Centre, Solihull. ❐
  FIT Show’s ‘Installation of the Year’ competition, which launched in 2017 is back for 2018.The hunt is now on to find the industry’s best glazed installations.
New for 2018, entries are being invited across two installation categories:‘residential’ and ‘commercial’.The FIT Show will take place in May 2019 but the organisers have decided to make the ‘Installation of theYear’ competitionan an annual event.
Monthly prizes will be awarded to the winners in both categories, with the six monthly commercial and six monthly residential winners fighting it out to take home the overall ‘Installation of the Year’ crown in each category when it goes to public vote.
Overall winners will be announced at the 2019 FIT Show gala dinner.Winners will receive a trophy and a two-night stay at a golf/spa hotel with dinner. ❐
divisional operations manager, regional sales manager and from 2007 to 2016 as conservatory director at the Anglian Group.
McAllister says: “This is truly an exciting industry and it is a privilege to be able to represent the GGF membership as managing director. I am thoroughly looking forward to working with the GGF staff and current members to continuously improve the GGF services and membership benefits.” ❐
     












































































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