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Independent Network endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders 31 May 2019

 Which? Trusted Traders has announced its official endorsement of Independent Network.

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VEKA UK Group rolls out the welcome matt 30 May 2019

Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA UK Group has unveiled an exclusive ultramatt material unlike anything else in the industry.

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Scotia opens new factory and celebrates 35 successful years with Halo 29 May 2019

Long-standing Halo fabricator Scotia Windows and Doors has moved into an expansive new factory in Kilmarnock, with even greater capacity to serve trade customers across Scotland.

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There’s no business like Show business for VEKA UK Group 23 May 2019

VEKA UK Group has celebrated an incredibly busy and successful FIT Show. The industry-leading PVCu systems supplier not only unveiled a brand new product at the show, but also claimed a FIT Award, welcomed two Kitemark presentations from the BSI, announced Independent Network’s official partnership with Which? Trusted Traders, celebrated a major birthday, and received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the products displayed.

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The new Technical Support Manager is IN 17 May 2019

Independent Network is pleased to welcome the organisation's new Technical Support Manager Paul Stevens.

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IN members help transform property of injured homeowner 15 May 2019

Frames Conservatories Direct (FCD), based in Bury St Edmunds, has completed a conservatory for a local caretaker who was left partially paralysed after a devastating fall.

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Gatsby Glamour and a Hollywood Host - it’s the Independent Network Members’ Weekend 25 April 2019

Independent Network is planning a Members’ Weekend to remember!

The installer support organisation’s annual Members’ Weekend will be held at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on June 8th 2019. And the host of the weekend’s glittering awards evening will be Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis.

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VEKA names Vynova 'Supplier of the Year' 27 March 2019

Vynova has secured the ‘top spot’ in VEKA Group's fourth annual Supplier of the Year awards.

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Now that’s what I call versatile: VEKA releases new Vertical Slider 27 March 2019

Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group has launched the next generation Imagine Vertical Slider, which is set to be a massive hit with fabricators, installers, and consumers alike. Here, VEKA Group Marketing Director Dawn Stockell discusses the thought process behind the product:

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Even more INvestment for membership 27 March 2019

Independent Network has collaborated with two of the UK’s favourite magazines, for the benefit of member companies across the country.

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VEKA Group’s core colour offering – laid out in black and white 21 March 2019

Straight-talking PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group has simplified its Variations colour offering, to make it even more usable, helpful, and easy to understand for customers.

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All new website INspires and INforms 21 March 2019

Independent Network has unveiled an inspiring new website making it even easier for homeowners to find information and connect with their local member.

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VEKA Group named Manufacturing Company of the Year 21 March 2019

Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group has been crowned the best Manufacturing Company in the region, with the team collecting a custom-made trophy in front of more than 1,000 of their business peers at the prestigious Red Rose Awards 2019.

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PVC-U is perfect for prestigious property’s 46 sash windows 08 March 2019

Long-standing VEKA Group customer SWC Trade Frames was proud to act as a ‘one-stop-specification-shop’ for a stately six-bedroom new build in the Yorkshire Dales.

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VEKA Supports Manufacturing Made Smarter 06 March 2019

VEKA Group’s Head of Technical Paul Kennington has spoken at an event for North West SME manufacturers, promoting the benefits of embracing more digital technologies.

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VERTICAL SLIDING SCIENCE 05 March 2019

GGP talks style, sales trends, and sliding sashes with Marketing Director Dawn Stockell.

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VEKA Group makes a statement at The Fabricators’ Forum 04 March 2019

VEKA Group representatives took part in the inaugural Fabricators’ Forum, hosted by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC).

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220 PVC-U windows approved for historic town hall 02 March 2019

Essex-based Halo fabricator Masterframe Windows has supplied 220 sash windows for a striking renovation project at Barking Town Hall, for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD).

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In the Hot Seat - Apprentice Focus 28 February 2019

Matt Smith is just one of a growing number of apprentices taking advantage of all that VEKA Group has to offer. Matt is a third-year apprentice in the customer service department. Here, he tells us why he chose a VEKA apprenticeship to launch his career.

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Jack’s African adventure is Ghana be hard to beat 28 February 2019

Burnley-based VEKA Group was proud to support Jack Scullion, a member of the Technical Team, when he volunteered to join a group travelling to Africa to carry out valuable charity work.

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The science, the style, and the substance - behind VEKA Group’s next generation Vertical Slider 13 February 2019

Renowned PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group has unveiled the industry’s ‘next generation’ Vertical Slider.

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Independent Network says there’s never been a better time to join With big changes happening at the organisation, can you afford not to be IN? 05 February 2019

Independent Network powered by VEKA, the nation’s premier local installer network, is inviting companies to join the organisation at what could potentially be the most lucrative time in its history.

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Three cheers for VEKA nominations 04 February 2019

VEKA Group has been shortlisted for three major accolades in the prestigious Red Rose Awards, hosted by Lancashire Business View.

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Masterframe celebrates top industry award for PVC-U products 03 February 2019

Long-standing Halo fabricator Masterframe was named ‘Timber Alternative Window Company 2017’ in December’s National Fenestration Awards and the team are delighted that they will be recognised at the official prize-giving.

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All in the Delivery 01 February 2019

VEKA Group’s Marketing Director Dawn Stockell knows that the success of any support package all depends on the delivery. Here, she explains how VEKA helps customers stay ahead of the curve in a competitive and swiftly changing marketplace.

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VEKA dog team fetches the WOW factor with record-breaking weekend 29 January 2019

WOW Wonderdogs is a VEKA-sponsored Flyball Club at the very top of its game. It was established in 2009 by Dan Culley, the son of VEKA Group’s Production Planner Yvonne Gray, and has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

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LUCKY 13 – VEKA OPENS DOOR ON BIGGEST APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO DATE 23 January 2019

Industry-leading windows systems supplier VEKA Group has trained and recruited more than 40 apprentices since 1995. Here, Head of HR Gabriela Hammond explains how valuable these apprenticeships can be – and not just for those getting the training…

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VEKA Group named on Northern Power Women’s NPW Awards shortlist 22 January 2019

VEKA Group is proud to have been named on the shortlist for one of the most prestigious awards in the North of England. The awards showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women and men contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.

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VEKA Group saves enough energy to power a village! - Achieving ISO 50001 in the process 21 January 2019

After a four-day audit, industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group was awarded the International Standard ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.

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New faces and a new focus for VEKA's marketing team 10 January 2019

The marketing department of industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group is strengthening its digital focus and introducing some new faces.

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VEKA Group onsite at the Offsite Show 09 January 2019

VEKA Group representatives spent two days in November meeting attendees and discussing potential new opportunities at the 2018 Offsite Construction Show.

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VEKA Group celebrates 455 years of staff loyalty! 13 December 2018

Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group hosted a buffet lunch and presented certificates to employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 25 and 30 years of service with the company.

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VEKA Group voted best Systems Company 03 December 2018

VEKA Group is proud to have been named Systems Company of the Year in the 2018 National Fenestration Awards. Thousands of votes across 24 categories made 2018 the biggest NFA campaign to date.

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VEKA helps cook up community spirit with food bank and teaching kitchen 02 December 2018

VEKA is proud to have partnered with Burnley FC in the Community to help open the Burnley Community Kitchen.

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As tech arrives, Aztec offers more mechanical joints 30 November 2018

Long-standing Halo fabricator Aztec Windows (Coventry) Ltd has invested in new machinery to meet greater customer demand for mechanically jointed frames.

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J&P celebrates ‘Top Ten’ with VEKA 29 November 2018

J&P Home Improvements is celebrating a successful ten-year partnership with VEKA Group and Independent Network.

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Q&A with Phil Gregory from our Technical Department 19 November 2018

Phil Gregory from our very own Technical Department talks about his very important role at VEKA and how he teaches at local establishments in his spare time.

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VEKA remembers with Tommy 02 November 2018

A leading Burnley manufacturer is commemorating the centenary of the end of the 1914-1918 First World War, and supporting a number of charities, with the installation of a ‘Tommy’ silhouette from Artist Martin Barraud.

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VEKA continues to offer a safe pair of hands, when the industry needs it most 01 November 2018

As we see more and more companies struggling and subsequently closing their doors, in today's challenging economic climate, VEKA Group has reaffirmed its position as a stable systems company that continues to prepare for growth.

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VEKA nominations shortlisted on the double 23 October 2018

VEKA Group is proud to have been shortlisted in not one, but two categories at this year’s G Awards.

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The complete package; laminated mouldings delivered direct from VEKA 15 October 2018

Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group has added another string to its bow, for the benefit of fabricators and installers. The Burnley-based PVC-U giant now offers perfectly colour-matched laminated mouldings.

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Next stop – library! Whittlefield Primary bus sees VEKA transformation 12 October 2018

Burnely manufacturer - and major local employer - VEKA, has transformed a double decker bus into an inspirational reading space for a local primary school, after it won thousands of online votes.

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Clip-on cills and large outerframes - even more benefits that make the ‘VEKA difference’ 10 October 2018

Alongside its newly unveiled laminated moulding offering, VEKA Group is also proud to offer clip-on cills and a new, Halo large outerframe option; some of the many benefits of choosing systems from VEKA Group.

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FORE! Hundred pounds raised for charity at IN golf tournament 09 October 2018

Independent Network (powered by VEKA) has hosted another fantastic golf tournament, giving members the chance to have fun, speak to other like-minded fabricators and installers, catch up with the IN team and raise some money for charity in the process.

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Grosvenor provides complete recycled solution for Macclesfield HA 03 October 2018

Long-standing VEKA fabricator Grosvenor Windows has removed, recycled and replaced 160 windows for a respected Macclesfield housing association.

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Charity work? VEKA Directors do it in their sleep! 01 October 2018

Three VEKA Group Directors will be ditching their duvets and buttoning up their winter coats for a chilly overnight stay at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor this October.

 

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Heinrich Laumann obituary 19 September 2018

The founding father of VEKA AG, Heinrich Laumann, has passed away aged 89. With his death, VEKA MD Dave Jones believes the window industry has lost one of its most distinguished entrepreneurs of the last 50 years.

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Independent Network celebrates an “Unbelievable” members’ weekend with Chris Kamara! 18 June 2018

Independent Network is known for its jam-packed annual calendar of events; from training sessions and sales seminars, to charity sports days, overnight trips to Europe and much more. The highlight, however, is the official annual Members’ Weekend, this year celebrated at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwick.

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2018 looks bright for VEKA, with £5M forecast 22 March 2018

In the face of a relatively flat market, VEKA Group knows that investment is the best way to support customers and stay at the forefront of the industry.

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VEKA Apprenticeships - Meet Matt... 03 January 2018

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