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INDUSTRYNEWS NEW INSIGHT INDEX GAINS TRACTION


More than 600 suppliers are now listed on the Insight Index, the new trade directory for the glass and glazing industry.


Commercial Director Helen Costeloe-


Hughes comments; “We recognised that the industry needed a trade directory that was comprehensive and up-to-date. Te Insight Index lists over 600 suppliers across dozens of categories, from product and component suppliers to companies providing specialist services such as consultants and accreditation bodies.”


Suppliers can include product information, add downloads and videos and can edit their own content, social media links and view


‘Insight Index llists over 600 suppliers across dozens of categories from product and component suppliers to companies providing specialist services such as consultants and accreditation bodies’


their own Index visitor traffic. Users of the Insight Index include fabricators, installers and glazing companies who use the directory to find the latest products and new suppliers. A growing number of architects, specifiers and building contractors are also using the service.


“Te Insight Index is designed specifically for the glazing industry. Instead of wasting hours searching Google and finding out-


INSIGHT DATA JOINS GGF


Insight Data Ltd, the business data provider, has confirmed its commitment to the glazing industry by becoming full members of the Glass and Glazing Federation.


Andrew Scott, Managing Director of


Insight Data has been involved in the glass industry for 25 years, from manufacturing to sales and marketing. He commented; “We are delighted to be awarded full membership of the Federation which reinforces our long- term commitment to the industry.”


Over 600 users now rely on Insight’s


Salestracker database software. Behind the scenes a large telephone research team


continuously update and verify information in real-time while external data feeds, such as credit reference information, double-verifies the Insight database.


Presenting Andrew Scott with the GGF


Membership Certificate, Deputy Chief Executive Giles Willson said; “Te GGF is widening its membership reach to incorporate those organisations associated closely with the industry but aren’t necessarily manufacturers or installers. To this end we welcome companies such as Insight Data who share our values and commitment to the industry and can meet the professional standards required for membership.”


Picture: Andrew Scott (Managing Director at Insight Data, left) and Giles Willson (Deputy Chief Executive of the GGF, right).


Contact Insight Data Ltd on 01934 808293 or www.insightdata.co.uk or the Glass and Glazing Federation on 020 7939 9107 or www.ggf.org.uk


FAIRTRADES JOINS FORCES WITH BM TRADA


FairTrades/HomePro, one of the UK’s largest providers of vetted tradesmen across the Home Improvement Sector has joined forces with BM TRADA, to provide its glazing members with the ability to self-certify installations, via BM TRADA’s Competent Persons Scheme.


Sean O’Keeffe, Chairman of


FairTrades said: “BM TRADA is hugely respected and our glazing members have been pressing us for an alternative one-stop shop for a long time now.


Not only have we given them what they’ve been asking for, we’ve also provided them with additional cost savings too”.


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BM TRADA is a leading international certification body operating in more than 70 countries worldwide. Accredited by UKAS and with almost 40 years’ experience, it is recognised and respected around the world as a leading authority on management systems, chain of custody, product and personnel certification.


Tel: 0151 609 3533 or visit www.fairtrades.co.uk


of-date websites, Index users can quickly find the most relevant suppliers, check out their information and contact the supplier directly,” Helen added.


Insight Data has adopted a high profile


marketing campaign to promote the Index including press advertising, direct mail, email marketing and social media.


Visit www.insightindex.co.uk to use the service or call 01934 808293.


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