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Lister Trade Frames have just reached a major business milestone by totting up 35 years of continuous trading since 1976 and never phoenixed. The landmark was duly marked by Listers inviting all of their staff, along with partners and children, to an afternoon and evening of fun, food and festivities.

Mark Warren, speaking on behalf of all Listers Directors, said that they are really grateful to their staff for working so hard with them to achieve this milestone. “Our employees are the main reason why Listers has remained so successful for all these years. They are enthusiastic about our business and that shows in their dealings with our customers. It’s this that has helped to continue growing our business despite the downturn.”

The 35 Year Anniversary event was held in a purpose built six and a half thousand square foot marquee which contained both children’s and adult party games including a ‘Bucking Sheep’ and a ‘Surf Simulator’. There were face painters, free ice creams and candyfloss for the kids, guest entertainers, a professional magician and illusionist and even a surprise celebrity appearance for the staff in the evening. From the pictures taken at the event it’s obvious that everyone had a great time.

Mark Warren says that Listers have witnessed a lot of change in both the industry and the economy since their start-up. They have seen window businesses come and go (some more than once) and despite some tough times they have remained successful through sound financial management, always reinvesting in equipment, product improvement and customer service.

Mark says that all this would have been in vain if they had not worked closely with their staff to “build a culture of mutual support and constant improvement throughout the business. It’s the people that are important and this party was thrown to say a huge thank you to them.”

Listers have won numerous industry awards and accolades over the years and

are well respected as an industry leader. Despite their long established business record they are never one for sitting back and relaxing: So when they say that they have just completed 35 Years non-stop Business, they really do mean ‘Non-Stop!’ And according to everyone at Listers this year will see them taking even bigger steps forward.

35 years is a long time for any company to achieve in our industry, without

interruption, but by all accounts Listers have set out their store to complete the next 35.

Contact 01782 391900. Follow us on Twitter: #listertf Some of the fun at Listers 35th Anniversary Party.


The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced new dates for its INSITE11 event which takes place from 4-5 Oct at its head office site in Watford. The event, which focuses on bringing innovations from the future to buildings of the past, will include a showcase of 50 new and near to market refurbishment technologies and materials that aspire to transform the retrofit arena.

The event also includes a two day conference that looks at how we revitalise our buildings and communities, and create spaces that are great to live in and conducive to long term occupant wellbeing. Another strong theme will focus on aspect of performance in operation, highlighting the need to measure both physical and social aspects of developments to inform future projects and the supply chain. Recent success stories from both new and existing developments will be featured in the conference that demonstrate creative and business led approaches to refurbishment.

INSITE11, which is being delivered by BRE in association with the National

Refurbishment Centre, and the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network aims to bring the right people together from the entire supply chain – the products, materials and services to clients, specifiers and investors – who, together, can translate the bigger retrofit challenges into business opportunities and ultimately drive market transformation.

INSITE11 Project Director Deborah Pullen said ‘With existing buildings responsible for almost half of the UKs total carbon emissions, the need to refurbish our building stock is indisputable. But how we do it at volume and achieve the desired outcomes in terms of carbon reduction, occupant satisfaction and business growth is the real challenge and one which this event will tackle head on.’

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4th-5th October 2011, The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Head Office site, Watford

For more information contact Linda McKeown 01923 664569, email

'The Insite11 conference and exhibition offers our members the opportunity to view new technologies that are capable of transforming our industry,' says Saleem Akram, Director of Construction Innovation and Development at the Chartered Institute of Building (who are partners on the event), ' We are very excited about developing our relationship with BRE and jointly delivering our International Innovation and Research Awards at the event in October. Our awards play an important role by bringing together practitioners, education and training providers and policy makers. This interaction helps to develop, promote and implement new ideas and methods across the industry which is paramount to not only our membership base but to the whole of the built environment internationally.'

For more information contact Linda McKeown 01923 664569, email

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