Members of the industry-leading standards organisation Network VEKA have heard from MD John Ogilvie about the company’s activities over the last 12 months.
He presented the official ‘AGM’ during this year’s FIT Show to keep members up to date about the goings on within the organisation.
John explains: “This year’s AGM was a much smaller affair than our usual event. This is because the Network VEKA Awards Dinner Dance will be held – with all the glitz and glamour you’ve come to expect – on September 20th so as not to compete with the FIT show Gala evening.
“The FIT Show gave us the opportunity to invite members to come and hear the formal business review of Network VEKA over the last year and to ask questions.
“We explained the new appointments to the Board of Directors which, alongside Myself, now includes Independent Chairman John Moon, Glazerite Windows’ Jason Thompson, Goliath Homeworld’s Steve Hancox, Gary McCartan of Trent Valley Windows, Malcolm Heaver from Heavers of Bridport, Nigel Bird from Eddisbury Construction and VEKA’s Colin Torley.
“I look forward to working with them all over the months ahead.
“After running through the 2013 audited accounts and explaining the surplus that would be reinvested for the benefit of the members, we moved on to discuss key events and milestones from recent months.
“I was pleased to inform members that IBG registrations outperformed the previous year’s. Registrations are now running at over £1million per week, with cumulative totals of more than £830million fitted in around 230,000 homes.
“We are continuing to grow our membership by expanding into areas where coverage is not as strong, not by recruiting in areas with existing members.
“We continue to work with affiliate companies to offer a range of specialised products and services to our members, and we seek to build these relationships even further in future.
“Our DCLG-authorised Competent Persons Scheme ‘Assure’ achieved the UKAS accreditation in July, which also enables Network VEKA to certify installers wishing to install energy-efficient windows under the Department for Energy and Climate Change ‘Green Deal’ initiative.
“I was delighted to round off the presentation with a big thank you to our staff and to the members, who continue to work together in the successful manner that has made Network VEKA the industry-leading organisation it is today.”
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