Mila is in our DNA…

Blog, Richard Gyde, Managing Director

I’d like to congratulate my twin brother Robert Gyde who has just completed 35 years with the business, and put on record here my thanks for his commitment and dedication to Mila.

Most people reading this blog probably won’t know Robert – he’s very much behind the scenes here working as a supply chain analyst, carrying out market analysis and liaising with our suppliers in the Far East. But his is a key role in a company like ours where the success of the supply chain is so vital to ours and our customers’ success. Continue reading…


Making space in the trophy cabinet

Blog | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

We’re making extra space in the Mila trophy cabinet this week, having picked up the Component Supplier of the Year award at last Friday’s glittering G-Awards.

I couldn’t be prouder of the whole team here – it’s a huge accolade to be named the best supplier in the industry and it vindicates all the hard work we’ve done not just this year but every year. It’s surely significant that we were the only hardware supplier to win an award on the night – and actually the only hardware supplier to be nominated. Continue reading…


6 months of 100% OTIF for Synseal!

Blog | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

We’ve just achieved something rather special for Synseal – 100% OTIF on everything we deliver to them for the past six months.

Even Synseal themselves described it as a ‘remarkable achievement’ – given that we supply them with more than 300 different lines and they typically place more than 40 orders a month with us. That includes fast moving products like our ProSecure handle, ProLinea espag and NightSecure keep. Continue reading…


Headwinds are not just coming from Europe

Blog | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

While we’re all preoccupied by the progress (or lack of it) in the Brexit negotiations and the impact that is having on consumer confidence in the UK, it’s easy to think that the biggest headwinds facing the window and door market are coming from Europe.

From a hardware perspective though, it is the Chinese market which is arguably presenting us with bigger and certainly more pressing challenges. Continue reading…


Remembering Sue

Blog | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

It is with great sadness that I write about the death of Sue Wood, who passed away recently and I will later be attending her funeral today. The Mila flags are flying at half mast as we remember someone who will forever be a part of the Mila family.

Sue worked at Mila for 10 years between 1994 and 2004 and was a key member of the team during one of the most pivotal times in the business’ history. She started out here as the Internal Sales Manager and rose to the position of Customer Services Director, before relocating to Norfolk to start a new married life with her husband Tim. Continue reading…