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AFI Joins Up with Gate Safe

Last updated: Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Association of Fencing Industries (AFI), the industry’s trade association, is publicly backing the Gate Safe initiative by becoming an official Gate Safe supporter. AFI members currently number 200 and includes fencing contractors, manufacturers and installers, in addition to the specialist sub-groups the Electric Security Fencing Federation and the Electric Fence Association, all of whom […]

Fencex Helps Safety Message

Last updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) is preparing to focus on the issue of ‘gate safety’ at this year’s Fencex, where it will host a joint presentation with Easygates. DHF’s senior training and technical officer, Nick Perkins, will join Easygates’ Stuart Roddy on 17th October at 11:30, in the Seminar Theatre, to ‘dispel the myths’ associated […]

Hadley Completes Steel Framing Buy

Last updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A manufacturer of cold rolled steel framing products has been fully brought into the steel solutions empire of Hadley Group. Hadley Group originally acquired a 50% stake in Hadley Steel Framing Ltd (HSF) ten years ago.  Now it has bought the other 50%. HSF will continue to operate as a stand-alone business but will enjoy the […]

Nine in 20-Year Club

Last updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Staff loyalty is spreading at a Nottinghamshire-based metal railings and gates manufacturer. A ninth employee in recent months has passed the 20-year milestone working with Alpha Rail in Huthwaite. Colin Moore from the finishing department joins a band of eight employees who over the last two years have been at Alpha Rail for more than two decades – […]

Harper Chalice Lures Binns to Dealership

Last updated: Monday, October 1, 2018

The UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic and electrified perimeter security systems has added to its dealer network with what it describes as ‘one of its most prestigious signings to date’. Harper Chalice has secured premier prison perimeter systems installer Binns Fencing as an authorised dealer of its high security defence and detection systems and complementary […]

MEDITE SMARTPLY Marketing Gong

Last updated: Thursday, September 27, 2018

A producer of innovative timber panel products has won the best marketing campaign at the Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) Awards. MEDITE SMARTPLY‘s ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’ campaign focused on raising awareness of SMARTPLY’s range of speciality OSB products in their specific markets: SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT for site-hoarding contractors; SMARTPLY DRYBACKER for drylining contractors installing a pattress; and […]

DHF Expands in Line with Growth

Last updated: Monday, September 24, 2018

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has created a new commercial department, established to support the organisation’s on-going growth, and in particular, its training progranmmes. Marketing manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens (pictured), has been promoted to the post of commercial manager, and will oversee the new department’s development, with an emphasis on streamlining training course booking processes and […]

Hadley Group Heads to Fencex

Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

A global manufacturer of cold rollformed sections and profiles will be showcasing its range of fully engineered fencing solutions at Fencex 2018 (stand 2) on Wednesday 17 October at the NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Hadley Group’s cold rolled steel fencing systems are claimed by the maker to provide an optimum strength-to-weight ratio to give maximum durability, easier handling […]

Zaun Hosts Made in Britain Event

Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that promotes the value of British manufacturing as a differentiator is coming to Wolverhampton for its first sales and marketing workshop of the new autumn season. Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun will host the Made in Britain workshop on Wednesday 19 September, focused on marketing, sales, exports and PR. Delegates will hear about […]

One Day Safety Course Introduced

Last updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

DHF (Door and Hardware Federation) is launching a new one-day Automated Gate Safety Certificate Course, aimed at automated gate and traffic barrier installation and maintenance operatives. The course will also be open to sales people, who may wish to expand their knowledge. Available to both members and non-members, the course will launch on 3rd October. […]