Speakers

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Purplex Marketing Ltd

Andrew Scott is CEO of the Ascot Group which includes Purplex Marketing and Insight Data. He has acquired, built and sold several companies in the glazing industry over the last 30 years and trained at Cranfield School of Management in both marketing and corporate finance.

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Jade Greenhow

Jade Greenhow

Insight Data Ltd

Jade Greenhow is General Manager of Insight Data and over the last 7 years has provided industry leaders with in-depth analysis, trends and market research. She also leads the software team, supporting over 700 users of Insight Data’s game-changing ‘Salestracker’ system.

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Paul Atkinson

Paul Atkinson

Yale Door and Window Solutions

Paul Atkinson has been in hardware for over 25 years and was part of the team that successfully sold Paddock into ASSA ABLOY. Today, he heads up Yale OEM in the UK developing both the fenestration and Smart products market.

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Andy Jones

Andy Jones

Synseal Group

A glass and glazing veteran with over thirty years’ experience, Andy Jones is Synseal’s Group Sales and Marketing Director, responsible for all customer facing areas of the business including customer care, sales order processing, research and development, and technical services.

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Russell Yates

Russell Yates

AluK (GB) Ltd

Russell has been Managing Director of AluK since January 2012, leading the company through a period of massive investment and significant growth in the UK. He was previously Technical Director and has an MSc in Façade Engineering.

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Hayden Rushton

Hayden Rushton

Britannia Windows

Over a 5 year period, Hayden Rushton built the largest group of retail window companies in the South West of England through acquisition. During that period turnover grew from £5 million to £25 million and staff numbers grew from 50 to 250.

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Sean Parnaby

Sean Parnaby

West Port Windows & Doors

For 15 years, Sean Parnaby has been Managing Director of market-leading timber fabricator West Port. He currently serves as President of the British Woodworking Federation, and is the former chairman of the Wood Window Alliance.

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Samantha Nuckey

Samantha Nuckey

Window Ware

Window Ware’s MD passionately pursues excellence in all areas of the business, championing customer-lead improvements to provide fabricators with a first-class service and an optimised supply of trusted fenestration brands.

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David Leng

David Leng

Customade Group

David Leng, CEO of Customade Group. Formerly CEO of Synseal Group, David has been a key leader in high-profi le acquisitions and mergers, bringing a wealth of experience to the panel.

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Chris Alderson

Chris Alderson

Edgetech UK

Since 2016, Chris Alderson has been Managing Director of warm edge experts Edgetech. Highly respected throughout the global insulating glass market, he previously served as European Business Director of one of the world’s leading sealant companies.

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Graeme Bailey

Graeme Bailey

Business Micros

Graeme Bailey is Managing Director of the industry’s number one software provider. He joined Business Micros in 1990 from Kawneer and purchased the company from its original founder in 1998.

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Sarah Hitchings

Sarah Hitchings

The Residence Collection and Window Widgets

Over 12 years’ experience in the window and door industry; Sales and Marketing Director of The Residence Collection and Window Widgets, previously Product Manager at REHAU Ltd.

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Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Rehau

Gareth Jones is Marketing & Technical Director for REHAU’s Window Solutions Division. He also serves as Chair of the GGF System House Group and is an elected member of the GGF board.

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Mike Morris

Mike Morris

GQA Qualifications

Mike is Chairman of GQA Qualifications. He has 25-years experience in senior management roles within the Further Education sector including Technology, Construction and Apprenticeships. He is now an independent consultant working on standards.

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Kevin Noray

Kevin Noray

Winmac Machinery

Kevin is a director of Winmac UK, one of the leading suppliers of PVC-U and aluminium machinery. He has advised some of the industry’s biggest fabricators and is at the cutting edge of new manufacturing technology and automation.

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Austin Barcley

Austin Barcley

Improveasy

Austin and his team at Improveasy are the market leaders in offering finance and funding options for companies in the glass and glazing industry. Passionate about promoting best practice in the home improvement industry, Austin will talk about how installers and the wider industry can benefit from offering finance.

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Rob Crews

Rob Crews

Momentum Corporate Finance LLP

Rob is a founding partner of Momentum and has advised on corporate finance transactions for over 20 years, including management buy outs, acquisitions and company sales.

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Sunil Patel

Sunil Patel

Unique Window Systems Ltd

Armed with over 25 years’ experience in the fenestration industry supplying the trade, commercial and new build markets, Sunil is joint Managing Director of Unique Window Systems Ltd – one of Britain’s fastest growing fabricators.

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Walter Boettcher

Walter Boettcher

Colliers

With a PhD in Economics from University College London, Walter Boettcher is Chief Economic at Colliers International, the global property advisers with 12,000 professionals operating in 69 countries.

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Tom Scanlan

Tom Scanlan

P & P Glass

Tom Scanlan has been Managing Director of P & P Glass since 1995, having previously worked for Swish Products and Magnet Joinery. He achieved an MBA at Kingston University in 2007 and has managed the growth of P & P Glass, which now has three showrooms and a turnover in excess or £7 million.

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Howard Trotter

Howard Trotter

Shelforce

As Business Manager for Shelforce, the Birmingham City Council backed window and door manufacturer, Howard Trotter operates a world-class business while challenging the perceptions of people with disabilities and maintaining a philanthropic history that underpins everything they do.

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Greg O'Donoghue

Greg O’Donoghue

Just Windows & Doors

Greg O’Donoghue is well known in the industry as a former President of the GGF and founding Chairman of FENSA. He launched Just Windows & Doors in 1985 and steered the business over 30 years, and has recently agreed the sale of the business to an Investment Group.

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Jag Jeer

Jag Jeer

IN-SYNC Outsourcing

IN-SYNC Outsourcing is one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist business and financial support services. Jag has over 20 years industry experience having previously worked at Barclays, DHL and Allianz.

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