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New leadership
Rob McGlennon has been confirmed as Deceuninck’s managing director. McGlennon was appointed in the interim after Roy Frost left the company at the end of last year. He has since led the Deceuninck team through six months of strong sales, spearheaded some exciting product launches and been instrumental in converting some well-known large fabricators to the Deceuninck brand.
“Deceuninck needed someone to step into the leadership role as soon as possible and I was happy to take on that responsibility,” he says. “In the six months since, there has been a cultural change at Deceuninck.The focus is even more firmly placed on our existing customers and providing the support they need to grow their businesses. We’ve invested in joint marketing initiatives and tailored sales support across the board, for customers big and
Lancaster covers north
GEZE UK’s expansion continues with the appointment of Stephen Lancaster who takes up the role of sales manager within window technology supply and installation, covering the northern region.
Lancaster will be primarily responsible for the supply and installation sales of GEZE’s range of window technology products for smoke extraction and natural ventilation.
This will involve forging strong relationships with key fabricators in the North of England and Scotland and assisting them with technical compliance issues.
With wide experience as an architectural technologist for a number
small depending on their individual requirements. This cultural shift has been recognised by customers too, with our most recent customer satisfaction survey showing high satisfaction levels.” ❐
of practices across Harrogate and Leeds, including Smith Smalley, DLG Architects and S+SA Architects, Lancaster is ideally placed to ensure that fabricators are aware of both the latest regulations and the comprehensive range of GEZE products available. Further expertise comes from his role as architectural project manager for lluminium system house, Schueco, where he assisted architects in specification and provided technical input.
Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK, says: “Stephen is an excellent addition to our growing sales team. His understanding of the market, technical knowledge, personality, not least familiarity with the northern territory makes him the ideal, front-facing ambassador for GEZE in this region.” ❐
With FIT Show 2017 still fresh in the memory of the window, door and conservatory industry, attention now turns to the future and FIT Show 2019, especially as it hopes to top the huge success of this year’s first show at the NEC.
The move to the National Exhibition Centre prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings.This year previous exhibitors are already planning ahead and booking their stand space.
FIT Show 2019 will take place on 21st to 23rd May. With the gross floor space being 30% larger than this year’s show
50% of the exhibition floor space has already been booked. Nickie West, event director of FIT Events, says: “With the rapid growth of the FIT Show, we knew we had to move from Telford to the NEC and it proved the right decision, looking at the numbers from our first show in Birmingham, with a visitor increase of almost 17% in comparison to our previous show, which we oweto some of the creative marketing campaigns from exhibitors and impressive stands we’ve seen.”❐

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