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GGF welcomes new President

The Glass and Glazing Federation welcomed its new President, Andrew Glover, Managing Director of West Yorkshire Windows at the President’s Reception in Southwark, London on 18th February.

At the biennial event, in front of 100 guests made up of GGF Members, industry dignitaries and GGF Group employees, Giles Willson, GGF Managing Director presented an overview of the GGF infrastructure and some history of the GGF Presidency before introducing Brian Baker, GGF Immediate Past President, who then welcomed Andrew as the new President of the GGF.

On becoming GGF President, Andrew commented, “I am pleased to accept the role of President of the GGF. It’s been an organization that I have always fully supported since I joined as a Member over six years ago. It’s both an honour and privilege and I will be doing my best to help our Members over the next two years.”

Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive added, “We are delighted Andrew is now President and he follows in a long line of very committed and exemplary GGF Presidents. In the last two years, our immediate past President Brian Baker helped steer the GGF through tough times and his input was considerable on many fronts. Andrew has a hard act to follow but I am more than confident he can help the GGF move forward.”

Giles Willson, GGF Managing Director commented, “I am looking forward to working with Andrew over the next few years. There are some testing times ahead with our political campaigning and forthcoming legislation. However, there’s also some very exciting times coming up with the GGF’s 40th anniversary celebrations next year and in the summer this year, the GGF is moving to a new building with state of the art meeting facilities. As President, I am sure Andrew will contribute a lot to these major projects and many more.”

Immediate Past President, Brian Baker of Glassolutions said, “I wish Andrew all the very best in his new role. I have no doubt his industry knowledge and passion for the GGF will drive the Federation through the challenges facing companies in our industry.”

Andrew summarised, “This has been a memorable occasion and I’d like to thank Members, GGF Staff and the trade media for coming to the President’s Reception. I can assure everyone that being a hands-on person, I will be attending as many GGF meetings as I can across the UK to listen to Members views and concerns. As the GGF Group grows, I’ll also be looking for opportunities to increase and improve the benefits and services for our Members. I am looking forward to helping the GGF, its Members and the industry during my tenure as President.”

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Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the primary trade association for companies that make, supply or fit flat glass and related products representing more than 60% of the industry’s turnover. As such the GGF is the recognised leading authority for employers and companies within the flat glass, glazing, window, home improvement, plastics and window film industries. This includes double glazing, Energy Efficient Windows, replacement windows, doors, conservatories, applied film, hardware, safety glazing, sealants, fire resistant glass, emergency glazing, decorative glass, secondary glazing, solar control and plastics.

The GGF provides information for homeowners, professional specifiers and anyone seeking professional and unbiased information on any aspect of glass and glazing in the UK. GGF members supply replacement windows, doors, conservatories and Energy Efficient Windows in all framing materials including Aluminium, PVC-U, Steel and Timber.

The GGF is a great promoter of energy efficient glazing and the GGF’s Carbon Calculator enables homeowners and others to see how much money and carbon can be saved by installing new Energy Efficient Windows.

Architects and Specifiers are well supported with a range of literature and professional advisors to assist with all aspects of specification and related issues. GGF Members sign up to the Federation's Code of Good Practice and are vetted before being accepted. A free conciliation service is provided for mediation between customers and supplying member companies when required.

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