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Author: Richard Gyde Created: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Observations about Mila Hardware and our industry

I hope everyone had a good Christmas break and has returned to work energised and ready for what promises to be a great 2016.

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I’ve been asked by a couple of the trade magazines over recent weeks for my thoughts on the year that has just gone and the one coming up, so I’ve had plenty of time to think about some ideas for this post.

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I posted on here about six months ago about the social media campaign which the organisers of the FIT show were running to highlight the contribution being made by women in this industry – using the #WIGS (that’s Women in Glazing).

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I don’t need to the G-Awards to tell me that my PA Amanda Boikovs is one of this industry’s Unsung Heroes, but it was still great to hear the news last Friday that she is one of just three finalists in this brand new award category.

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You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve been following the crisis in the UK steel industry with particularly close interest.

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Last week was a very busy week here at Mila because we were at the first ever Build Show at the NEC.  We went to the show, which was part of UK Construction Week, with the very specific aim of launching a brand new product – our new GRIP espag handle, and I’m delighted to say it was a huge success.

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It’s that time of year again and I’ve just received the list of finalists for this year’s G-Awards.  It’s great to see that Mila is shortlisted in two categories – Component Supplier of the Year and Promotional Campaign of the Year (Trade).

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Before I’ve even taken my summer break this year, it looks as though my ‘holiday’ for next year is all sorted.  I’ve just signed up – yet again – for the latest GM Fundraising charity cycling challenge, which is worryingly being described as the ‘Toughest Yet’!

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This post reaches you from the depths of Champagne country in France (hard life I know!).  Few in the window industry can have missed the MADI Rally which is currently winding its way through France

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As I said in a previous post, I was at a photoshoot recently for the upcoming FIT show advertising campaign.

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