As a special treat for Approved Installers, The VEKA UK Group recently ran a Valentine's-themed competition, asking member companies why they loved being part of the Scheme. And while they knew Approved Installers were enthusiastic about the support on offer, they didn't expect to be almost moved to tears by the responses they received…
Amy Grundy, National Sales Manager for the Approved Installer Scheme explains: “In the end, we picked two winners, as they'd really spent time and thought on their answers, showing us just how important being an Approved Installer is to their business.
“Scott Taylor, Director at Taylor's Joinery and Plastics in Workington penned us a fantastic poem, all about the dependability of Approved Installers – guaranteed to warm your heart as well as your home!/p>
“But it was the message we received from Dave Marks at Millennium Windows in Redruth that floored us! Although we talk to Approved Installers, day in, day out, it's rare that we hear such a forthright description of how our support impacts on a business, and the value that such relationships have in this industry.”
Here's what Dave wrote:
I think the Approved Installer Scheme not only has so many different varieties of helpful items available from the Marketing Hub, but it has given me a sense of being a part of an industry. Although I am registered with a Competent Persons Scheme and a glazing trade federation, I feel it's all money orientated and I am just a number. However, at Millennium Windows – for the first time – I have been given leads from the Approved Installer Scheme and so many options that I can read about, and I do not feel after 19 years of sole trading as Millennium Windows like I am on my own in this industry. I have always used VEKA in that time and will continue to do so. Thanks for allowing me to be a very small part of this whole Scheme.
“We were thrilled to hear such an enlightening perspective on how it feels to be an Approved Installer”, Amy continues. “Of course, it's everything we've worked for since the Scheme started, but to hear it put like this was a great affirmation for the whole team. We were happy to send both Dave and Scott bottles of wine for their efforts, just in time for Valentine's Day!”
To find out more about how The VEKA UK Group's Approved Installer Scheme can support your business – whether you are a VEKA or Halo installer or fabricator – visit www.vekauk.com/approvedinstaller or call 01282 716 611.