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training for the London Marathon to raise money and awareness to help other parents who are faced with something similar.
still growing and extremely determined. He goes to nursery school and is settled into his new life. He never complains – except about his sister!
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“On 9 August 2016, our lives were turned completely upside-down when our previously healthy two-year old son Theo was admitted into Leeds General Infirmary with difficulty walking and paralysis of his left arm. Three days later having had a diagnosis of Transverse Myelitis, he was completely paralysed and, on a ventilator, fighting for his life.
“I hope to raise a lot of money for the charity and since I set up my Virgin Money page m donations have been coming in to support the Brain and Spine Foundation. “
 “As a parent of a child with Transverse Myelitis, I wanted to give something back to the Brain and Spine Foundation,”
“I’ve never run more than 13 miles before – and I’ve only done that twice. Both times I did, I couldn’t imagine having to run it all again. This is different, on 22 April 2018 I’ll be running 26 miles because I’m supporting the Brain and Spine Foundation and Theo is my inspiration.”
 Lee Beetham, Commercial Director at Yorkshire fabricator Kingfisher Windows said. “It was the charity’s website we first turned to so I’m in
“After 10 months in hospital, he came home. He is still partially paralysed and requires his ventilator 24hrs a day. Theo is a source of unending inspiration to me. He’s young,
touch of a button and a fraction of the cost they might have expected. All items were pre-
and exactly how to use it. That’s why we decided to overhaul the existing portal system to make it even more useful. The marketing portal is a fantastic ‘all in one’ online resource of marketing materials which is accessed by a single sign in. Simple as that! No more remembering multiple usernames and passwords. Everything’s in one place and tailored to you. One login can potentially enable you to; order branded workwear and brochures, personalise literature, search a high res image library of products you offer, access digital assets such as web banners and Facebook Adverts, manage and store all sales leads and control various elements of your website. Some users can even access templated T&Cs, contracts and more.”
local people and ensuring they have in place a structured training programme that adequately met the needs of the business. “The pride the company had in its staff was clear to see. It was evident how the company's operations were run with 'military' precision, adopting a straightforward company philosophy of 'That'll do - won't do'. An outstanding company who truly deserve being recognised as Lancashire's stand- out medium-sized business! Congratulations from all the judges!” As well as dishing out 26 awards to Lancashire businesses from all industries, the awards evening also raised £9,000 for Cash for Kids, the Red Rose Awards 2018 charity partner.
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populated with address details and logo, so it took minimal effort to order a ‘bespoke’ set of
 VEKA Group has launched a brand new marketing portal for VEKA and Halo customers and members of Independent Network and the Installer Programme.
literature. This offering built up over time and each aspect went live as soon as it was ready,
 Marketing Director Dawn Stockell explains: “Customers were delighted when we unveiled our industry-leading,
innovative web-to-print portals. These allowed them to sign in and personalise professionally written and designed brochures, adverts and more, at the
of window and door companies have come and gone over the years. “I think the secret to our success has been that we have adapted with the marketplace and not hesitated in following our instincts. In 2006, we went from being an installation company – to being a fabricator, and haven’t looked back. We maintained the same commitment to quality, and so our reputation for attention-to-detail thrived. “The company has developed in a really interesting way over the years. Rather than simply becoming bigger, we have become more specialised; with the capacity to provide bespoke styles and special colours to local homes and businesses and deliver to installation companies
are so chuffed to have won two awards and it was great to have so many of the team with us on the night accept them. In our three years, we have grown the business from a standing start to become the successful fabricator we are today. This double win is a credit to the whole team. Their hard work and dedication to delivering the best product
one username and password being required. “Successful marketing support is not just the provision of services, but also how they are delivered. We want customers and members to thoroughly understand what is available
across the country. We recently took some bespoke doors from Coventry to Cornwall, which demonstrates the fact that our products are increasingly being sought out across the length and breadth of the UK. “VEKA Group has been a great partner for us, as Halo systems have allowed us to create windows that have all the energy efficiency benefits of PVC-U, but look like timber. Our ‘Prestige Collection® has gained recognition throughout the industry for being a great timber alternative, and our new small composite door, Tinidor is gaining ground too. We’re proud that products like these have set us head and shoulders above the competition.”
and the best service on time, every time is what allows installers to rely on us as their trusted aluminium glazing supply partner.”The Red Rose Awards judges said: “AluFoldDirect demonstrated excellence across the cornerstones of all businesses with its innovative approach to sales and marketing; its success in creating employment for
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which led to more than
      Halo customer, Aztec Windows celebrates 30 successful years in business this year.
 The Coventry company was established in April 1988 and has built up a loyal clientele of both trade and domestic customers over the last three decades.Director Michael Hagan explains: “We’re very proud to be celebrating this milestone, especially in such a competitive sector, where lots
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           AluFoldDirect has been named Manufacturing Business and Medium Business of the year at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Business Awards.
The team picked up two gongs at an impressive ceremony at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where more than 1,100 guests gathered to celebrate business excellence in Lancashire. Craig Miller, MD at AluFoldDirect said: “We
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