All change! Why the glazing industry should be encouraging women to get on board

Guest Post Written by CPATrade 

women-in-constructionThe Consumer Protection Association is passionate about increasing the number of women working in the industry. Here’s why:

It’s no secret the glazing industry is male dominated. Most people could list prominent male industry figures but can the same be said for females? Continue reading

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MACO the first 24 years!

Guest Post written by Petita Wiles

20140704-184046-67246663.jpgIn September this year I will have worked at MACO UK for 24 years eeek! (Obviously I started very young; they practically had to drag me out of primary school to fulfil this role). Continue reading

Choosing a Good Supplier for your Business

business-dealIn any business it is as important to find a good supplier as it is to provide a good service for your customers, after all if your supplier lets you down then most of the time it means you letting your customer down! There is nothing worse than trying your best to be the best; just to have to inform your customer that you have to go back to finish a job another day because of no fault of your own!

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Think Like the Customer! Be the Best.

Think like a customer! Think like a customer. I do this all the time, everywhere I go and everything I do, I always have my business head on thinking about how things could be better.

I’ll go in to a shop and immediately pick out how I would make it look better and assess how the staff work. Continue reading

Where are All the Women in the Industry??

Royalty-Free Stock Imagery by RubberballSince having my own business in Fenestration with my partner I have struggled to find many women in the industry! If I do find any, they have normally taken a firm back seat! I often wonder why! Maybe they are just doing some admin to help out their partner or are employed by someone else but have no real interest in the job, maybe they feel intimidated by the industry and worry they won’t fit in, maybe they are in higher positions of larger companies so I don’t see, or maybe they are just not interested in this kind of job!

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Do You Really Need That Skip?!

overloaded3.jpg_03112011-1247-55Well actually yes! But do you need them as often?

Just like residential recycling, the industry can do this too, Especially after the price hike for hiring a skip! So what do you need to throw away and what can you recycle or even sell to make some money back?

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