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“Hi, I’m George Clarke, product ambassador for Truedor from IG Doors.
I believe that Composite Doors are one of the best products on the market today when it comes to quickly and dramatically changing the appearance and the feel of your home, and nothing does so more than colour”.
“Whether you live in a Victorian terrace, a 1930’s semi-detached, a cottage or a truly modern development, your front door is the most immediately visible feature of your home and is the thing which says most about you”.
“For so many years the range of colours available was really limited, but thankfully that’s no longer the case. Now there is an enormous range of colours to choose from, specifically introduced to suit your taste and whatever type of property you live in”.
“Exploring the options available can give you ideas for your home you hadn’t thought of before or even realised were possible”.
“I always say to home-owners that it is important to understand the crucial role a front door plays in the look and feel of the home and how important it should be to them – every time they come home of an evening, or friends and neighbours come to the door it is an opportunity for them to feel that the door is entirely personal to them, a reflection of their personality. It should give them a real sense of pride, and a real sense of ownership”.
“Meaningful choice in terms of colour is really important, especially in today’s world where people have a real sense of who they are and what kind of statement they want to make about themselves – having freedom of choice to choose the colour they want for their front door enables this to happen and is a great starting point for any changes people want to make to their home”.
acquired gjb 01268 775566
Roy Frost is back in the industry having bought prominent Eurocell fabricator GJB from previous owners Ken Blackman and Gary Bristow.
Roy will assume the position of MD, spearheading a new era of growth for the £12m turnover Essex based fabricator, while Ken Blackman will retire and Gary Bristow will continue in his role as Sales Director. Mike Wolstenholme also joins the company as Operations Director, having previously spent his career in window fabrication with Epwin Group, Everest and JELD-WEN.
into the business for the last 27 years and I wish him all the best in his very well-earned retirement.”
journey from a small start-up into one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him personally for his fantastic support. The acquisition is good news for staff, because it gives them job security, but it’s also good news for customers. Roy understands the challenges of installation and retailing in a competitive market and will bring an abundance of experience, fresh ideas plus bags of energy to the business.”
Commenting on the acquisition Roy said: “This is a fantastic business with a loyal customer base and I am absolutely delighted to take the reins. Operationally the business is very strong and I’m looking forward to applying some of my own ideas to take the company to the next level. Ken put his heart and soul
Previous owner Ken Blackman commented: “GJB has been a big part of my life for so long it was very important to me that I left the company in the right hands. When Roy expressed an interest I immediately knew it was the perfect fit – he has the experience and ability to drive the company forward and I’m delighted we were able to strike a deal.”
Gary Bristow commented: “Ken has been instrumental in our
delivery fleet
hurst plastics 01482 790790
Hurst Plastics has stolen another march in the industry with a major investment into a fleet of new delivery vehicles.
The door panel and composite door manufacturer has purchased 15 brand new eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans as part of an ambitious £500,000 investment programme into company vehicles. The move, will help them to further improve operational efficiency and enhance customer service.
our lead times. By being transparent in all aspects of our supply chain, we are able to maximise efficiency, whilst minimising delays.”
“We deliver up to 7,500 door panels and 1500 composite doors a month and ea4ch of our vehicles notches up around 100,000 miles a year. It’s important therefore to optimise speed, accuracy and efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment..”
Mark Atkinson, Sales Director, explains: “As part of our continuous development programme, we have made a number of investments across the board to help us achieve growth and maintain our standards of customer service.
The fleet delivers throughout the whole of the UK and consistently maintains an on-time in-full record of above 98.5%.
Each vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated fleXipod electronic proof of delivery system, which provides customers with accurate, real time information on their scheduled deliveries.
“We are incredibly proud to deliver more than 99% of our doors on our own fleet. This record surpasses the industry norm and gives us far greater control over
Jon Brake, Transport Manager, adds: “We opted for eco-friendly vehicles which are designed to meet Euro 6 emissions. Euro 6 is the most stringent emissions standard, which aims to eliminate most of the exhaust pollutants that have an impact on air quality. We’ve also continued to streamline all deliveries to reduce fuel consumption.
The fleXipod system seamlessly integrates with the company’s Live package - a complete solution which provides customers with essential, live information on every single order they place.

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