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And the winner is...
Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing’s managing director Ian Short has been crowned the winner in the Variety’s Strictly Ballroom competition and raised more than £10,000 for the children’s charity.
Short was one of 10 amateur dancers and their professional dance partners who trained for three months before competing in front of a star-studded judging panel, featuring the X Factor’s Ray Quinn, choreographer Ian Banham and professional dancer Jemma Girling. The charity event, which was hosted by TV presenter Gethin Jones, raised a total of £39,500, which is enough to buy a new Sunshine Coach.
Ian Short said: “This has been a life changing experience; I’ve lost 4 stone in weight, stopped smoking, and helped to raise more than £10,000 for a fabulous cause. It’s been completely humbling and I am so grateful to everyone who sponsored and supported me and my dance partner Olivia Choi from the North Leeds Dance Academy. We were absolutely thrilled to win both the judges’ and audience trophies.”
Variety provides practical, tangible help to children in the UK coping with sickness, disability or disadvantage. ❐
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Barrier Components has announced that its Sabco frameless balustrade system has passed the 3kN test. A company spokesperson says that this confirms its suitability for use in both commercial and residential installations.
Barrier-Sabco is a balustrade hardware system with a hi-tech, minimal finish, and, according to Barrier Components, offers a cost effective solution for frameless glass as it is designed to be simple to install and achieve BS EN 6180:2011.
A spokesperson says that Barrier,
developed by Sadev of France, only
requires 400mm fixing centres to achieve
the 1.5kN performance which is reduced to
200mm for 3Kn. It allows for easy alignment
of the glass during installation providing up
to +/-15mm adjustment either way. The system includes removable covers (anodised to marine grade 20 microns) to allow the installation of the channel without risk of damaging the finish. The system can be supplied in either a base mount or side mount and in two finishes – natural anodised or stainless steel effect anodised. Both finishes are 20 microns thick so suitable for coastal or clean room applications. ❐
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Ian Short, managing director for Morley Glass & Glazing and his partner, Olivia Choi
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