Quickslide had reason to celebrate at this year’s G14 Awards after being presented with the Training & Development Initiative of the Year trophy.
The G-Awards judges decided that Quickslide’s submission, one that was personally signed by every member of the workforce because every one of them played their part in the review and in the continuing success it has brought the Yorkshire-based fabricator, was a worthy winner.
With the award presented by Mike Butterick, marketing director of sponsor Glassolutions, on a night hosted by Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges, Quickslide’s Chairman Adrian Barraclough couldn’t have been happier. “One nomination. One win. I’d say that was a pretty successful night, wouldn’t you?” he asked at the end of the ceremony held at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
“We’ve always regarded our people a big part of our commitment to World Class Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement so winning the award at G14 means that they can all be equally as proud of the trophy.”
The win comes after the company reviewed and revised all of its planning, training and development procedures with a plan to gain six-figure savings going forward. First identifying its shortcomings and their causes, they then looked at how to overcome each one individually. With every member of the workforce becoming accountable problem solvers, many training systems that seamlessly align each department to achieve the company’s vision were then implemented.
Quickslide is best-known for its acclaimed sliding sash windows, and the company has been instrumental in bringing this former niche product into the mainstream of the retrofit and new-build markets, but it also manufactures a wide range of other styles of windows and doors for trade, commercial and domestic customers.