- Epwin Window Systems -

Epwin’s award-winning training and development initiative reflects company’s focus on closing the skills gap


EWS award winning training

Epwin takes training and development seriously, a commitment that is reflected in the company being awarded the Training & Development Initiative of the Year at the G 17 Awards. Katie Leese, Programme Manager for Excellence as Standard at Epwin, said: “We are proud to have won this award, not least because it’s an endorsement of our people development ethos.”

Another reflection of Epwin’s commitment is the central role training and development plays in the company’s membership programme, Excellence as Standard, which aims to drive and promote excellence at every level of member businesses. Katie said: “We know that fabricators and installers are concerned about the skills gap and finding skilled workers. It’s something that Excellence as Standard addresses via their EAS Academy.”

The EAS Academy offers two routes to creating a skilled workforce: discounted NVQ training and apprenticeships. Both routes are managed by the award-winning The Vocational College (TVC), the largest provider of glass related qualifications in the UK.

Katie added:“Staff training and development is the bedrock of a successful business. Ensuring individuals are suitably qualified to perform, and given the opportunity to improve and progress is a must in today’s competitive business environment. When you invest in upskilling your workforce you get greater staff satisfaction levels and better retention rates, adding value to your business in the short, medium and long term. Excellence as Standard allows companies to harness these benefits.”

Excellence as Standard has been praised for blazing a trail in the industry, particularly when it comes to training and development. And in winning the G 17 Award for Training & Development Initiative of the Year Epwin is showing that it is leading by example.


Company Overview For

Epwin Window Systems

Profile 22 manufacture a comprehensive range of 60mm and 70mm PVC-U windows and door systems.

Its products are integrated, meaning all four suites offer a choice of sash and outer frame combinations, share common beads and have dedicated Safeware locks and hardware. Making it simple to specify and fabricate window and doors to suit any application. Integration offers huge benefits to fabricators and makes it very economical to sell into new market sectors.

Profile 22 integrated products also incorporate unique and proven labour saving features that can make significant impact on your productivity, saving time and money in the factory and on site.

Profile 22 at a glance:

  • British owned manufacturer of PVC-U profile.
  • Based in Telford in a 150,000 sq ft factory and customer support complex.
  • Working with windows since 1976.
  • 40,000 frames made using Profile 22 every week.
  • Part of the £180m Epwin Group.
  • Dedicated specification team and a nationwide network of manufacturers of high quality PVC-U windows and doors.

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