Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier The VEKA UK Group has been shortlisted for a fantastic FOUR G Awards ahead of the Presentation Evening and Gala Dinner to be held at the end of November.
The Group has been nominated for ‘Commercial Project of the Year‘ thanks to Bowater Projects winning the tender for the Anchor National Window Replacement Project 2013/14. This involved fully refurbishing 28 sheltered housing developments across the UK, using Halo’s System10 and TwinSash windows, along with PVC-U residential doors and roofline.
Halo’s TwinSash system ensured the Group’s nomination for ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’ as it’s the first window to achieve an Acoustic ‘A’ Rating under the BM TRADA Q-Mark Window Acoustic Rating Scheme.
The Company’s long-standing commitment to Apprenticeships has seen it shortlisted for ‘Training & Development Initiative of the Year’. After 20 years of training and supporting young people at the start of their career, The VEKA UK Group’s Apprenticeship programme still remains at the core of the company’s business and development strategy.
A nomination for ‘Promotional Trade Campaign of the Year‘ is thanks to a couple of unusual characters…! Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director of The VEKA UK Group explains: “We’re very pleased with our ‘Lasting Relationships’ campaign. It featured the quirky images of an elephant and a dog that was unlike anything in the industry at the time and really seemed to get people talking.
“The campaign conveyed how much we appreciate our long-standing partnerships with fabricator customers, and how the size and strength of The VEKA UK Group can really benefit businesses of all sizes. The animal characters were a great talking point with potential customers and we received 66 sales leads in the first month alone of the campaign going live.”
“This campaign evolved to incorporate our new Approved Fabricator and Installer initiative with a ‘dating’ website called Fab-match.com, designed to pair Installers with Fabricators in their local area.
“We’re delighted to see so many of our customers also shortlisted for G Awards again this year! Two of our Halo Approved Fabricators have been nominated for ‘Fabricator of the Year‘. Halifax-based Polyframe has made the shortlist, and Listers has been nominated for an incredible 10th time, as well as joining us as a finalist for ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’!
The coveted ‘Installer of the Year‘ shortlist also includes VEKA Approved Installer KJM.
Thistle Windows and Conservatories, a long-standing VEKA installer, has been nominated for ‘Conservatory Installer of the Year‘.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be up for four awards, and we’re equally excited to see our customers recognised for all their hard work. We’re looking forward to getting together and celebrating, whatever the results, at the prestigious London Awards Evening.”