What is independent network?

In 1996, when the reputation of the double glazing industry was being tarnished by pushy salespeople, inferior products and unfit fits, a group of like-minded business owners had a shared vision – to rebuild the industry through transparency, trust and a commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship and customer service. They succeeded and Independent Network was born.

Since then, we have welcomed hundreds of independent businesses, but with one strict rule they must adhere to our culture of quality, integrity and professionalism: a culture that has forged a new set of standards.

Most of us, including VEKA UK, are still family owned and we take our responsibilities seriously. We know that your success, and ours, affects the lives of thousands of people. With that in mind, we have nurtured a heritage of support that is the envy of our industry. An army of people just like you are here to help.

Why join independent network...

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Safe bet: We’re the most specified systems company in the world, a reputation Group VEKA has earned through our unshakeable heritage of measured and sustainable growth.
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More business: We invest heavily in PR and marketing activities, so that every year more and more people know the independent Network name and what it stands for. It means a growing customer base for our all of our members.
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Individuality: Retain a personal touch with your customers, but with the ‘stamp of approval’ and Insurance-Backed Guarantee of Independent Network (powered by VEKA).
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Stand out from the crowd: Offer extended guarantees on products, including hardware, to give you a sales edge over the competition and put customers’ minds at ease.
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Unrivalled support: We provide a comprehensive support package from a fully equipped marketing portal including brochures, technical documentation and maintenance guidelines to a dedicated Business Development Manager to proactively support your business growth.
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Stamp of approval: Our members are backed by Which Trusted Trader, a sign of reputation and trust, helping homeowners make the right decisions to choose quality installers.

Testimonials

“One of the things that I really do enjoy about Independent Network, apart from the people is the support. You’ve got a raft of people behind you who you can contact no matter what your problem is.”
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Jeff Dunn
Group Sales & Marketing Director at the Glazerite UK Group.
“One thing we’ve always liked about Independent Network is the national awareness the brand is getting. So regardless of whether you’re big or small, you’re still getting that vital national coverage.”
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Ross Heaver
Managing Director at Heavers of Bridgeport
“Independent Network is your 12th man - they’re the extra help you need to flourish in a very competitive market place. There’s a team of people with 50/60 years of experience you just can’t buy.”
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Justin Williams
International Sales and Marketing Director at Modplan

Support

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Advisory panel

Our Advisory Panel of fabricators and installers have accumulated between them, more years of industry experience than they would care to admit. They act as your voice, tailoring our activities to be just right for your business.

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Affiliate support

We think Independent Network members should use the best hardware, ancillaries and services as possible – and we think they should enjoy special prices and other benefits in return. That is what Independent Network’s Affiliate Suppliers list is all about.