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Safety standards
Risen through the ranks
Hurst Plastics is getting behind this year’s Fire Door Safety week and encouraging the industry to spread the message about the vital role of correctly specified and installed fire doors in saving lives and protecting property.
In the run-up to this year’s event which takes place between 25th September and 1st October, Hurst Plastics is inviting customers, specifiers and building owners to contact its resident fire door expert Howard Wilson to ask any questions they may have surrounding fire doors.
Mark Atkinson, Hurst Plastics’ sales director, says: “There are around three million fire doors sold every year and sadly we know that many of them are not specified or installed correctly. Fire doors are instrumental in safeguarding lives and, in our commitment to best practice, we want to help inform people about the importance of specifying, installing, using and maintaining them properly. We’re urging anyone responsible for fire doors to get in touch with our composite manager, Howard Wilson, and ask any technical questions they may have.”
Composite fire doors are subject to more complex legal requirements than
standard pedestrian doors and specifiers are responsible for ensuring that their specification is correct.
Howard Wilson, composite manager, says: “Our technical knowledge is at the heart of what we provide. Reducing the impact of fires starts with compliant products and an understanding of the legal requirements. The specifier has a legal responsibility to get their specification right and we are able to guide them through every stage of their composite door requirements.” ❐
Jade Greenhow general manager at Insight Data is celebrating her sixth year at the company.
Originally starting at Insight Data as a telephone research executive in 2011, she has risen through the ranks to her present position, leading the team and working closely with CEO Andrew Scott.
Greenhow says: “It has been an amazing six years here at such an exciting time with Salestracker growing from strength to strength and the launch of STEM, which revolutionises how businesses in the industry communicate with potential customers. I would like to thank everyone and I look forward to continuing to grow the business into the future.”
Door hinge manufacturer, SFS-intec, has put in place two new initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its Leeds HQ and production site. The company, which manufactures the Dynamic hinges range for PVC-U, composite and aluminium door-sets, hasinstalledan ultra-lowenergyLED lighting system to reduce energy consumption at its premises. The system will save 65 tonnes of CO2 per annum, in addition to providing a much brighter and more comfortable working environment for SFS personnel.
SFS-intec will also cut its annual
electricity consumption for lighting by
nearly three quarters. The new LED
lights allow for customised lighting levels which adapt to the amount of natural light entering the building through rooflights and windows.
Luke Wood, QES manager says: “We’re always looking to utilise new technology, services and processes to ensure we’re operating in a sustainable way, guided by the three ‘P’s of sustainability – people, planet and profit. ❐
The management role sees her overseeing all aspects of the business, from overall strategy to sales, trade shows and industry research. This has been a challenging role in the rapidly expanding business which just celebrated reaching 25,000 research calls in June. It has also unveiled its new e-mail marketing platform, STEM, the powerful new email marketing system designed and built for Salestracker.
“Jade has played a vital role in helping Insight Data become the leading source for accurate prospect data for the industry,” says commercial director, Helen Costeloe-Hughes. “She has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is, an integral part of the Insight Data team.” ❐
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