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DGB Business 2016-11-03T15:22:00+00:00

DGB Business

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Smart Lock Maker August

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Big moves in the digital door tech world on Thursday as mega group ASSA ABLOY announced it was to acquire smart-lock maker August. August has been making big moves in the US with their [...]

Roy Frost Acquires The Assets Of Lister Trade Frames

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Some good industry news has broken late on Wednesday evening as it was announced that Roy Frost, not too long off the back of his GJB acquisition has purchased the assets of Lister Trade [...]

Safestyle Share Price Plummets After Latest Profit Warning

September 9th, 2017|3 Comments

Bradford based national installers Safestyle UK saw their share price plummet on Friday by 30% as their latest trading update disappointed investors. This follows a string of bad news stories for the UK glazing [...]

Could There Be A Wave Of Industry Disruption?

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

It felt like August was the climax to some of the risks that were present in the industry right now. Usually a slow month on all fronts, the industry was plagued with administrations, plunging [...]

Lister Trade Frames Go Into Administration

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Now here is a headline I never thought I would have to write. It has been announced that Lister Trade Frames, a long established UK fenestration industry fabricator of four decades, have gone into [...]

Entu To Be Placed Into Administration

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of last week we got a further update on trouble home improvement group Entu. Here was update number one, posted on the Entu Media Centre part of the website: On 24 [...]

Epwin Group Share Price Plummets On Half-Year Trading Update

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

To say it's a bit of a rocky time for some of the bigger companies in this industry at the moment is a bit of an understatement. There is a lot being talked about [...]

If A Recession Comes, Is The Window Industry Ready?

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Around a year ago it was predicted that the UK economy was going to be plunged into financial chaos and recession as a result of voting to leave the European Union. Fast forward 12 [...]

Have You Raised Prices To Pay For Minimum Wage Increases?

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

I was listening to a report on the radio last week on my way into work that said two fifths, or 40%, of businesses have either sacked staff or raised prices to be able [...]

Should Glazing Industry Prices Be Coming Down?

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

At the time of writing this post, Sterling stands at $1.3255 against the Dollar (it fell back a little after the BoE's announcements on Thursday). This is the highest it has been since September [...]

DGB Brexit

DGB Brexit: Joe Martoccia – We Might Just Make Brexit Work

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

I'm not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. It's good for certain things, but other platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been more useful to me. One feature I do like however is the ability [...]

The B-Word Was Hardly Mentioned At The FIT Show This Year

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

You know that we're all tired of that B-word when it's hardly mentioned at the FIT Show just a few weeks back. In an exhibition which saw 10,000 unique visitors, I can't remember a [...]

DGB Brexit: Article 50 Triggered Today

March 28th, 2017|2 Comments

Brexit begins today. Finally. Nine months after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will finally trigger Article 50 today. The legislation that begins the process of a member-state [...]

DGB Brexit: Article 50 Likely To Be Triggered On Tuesday

March 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Several papers and media outlets this morning are reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May has scheduled in an important political announcement on Tuesday, with many speculating that this will be the formal triggering or [...]

Installers Will Demand Prices Fall, If Sterling Recovers

March 7th, 2017|7 Comments

Sorry to bang the Brexit drum two days in a row, but this is an issue that is going to be big for the window and door industry as we get into the meat [...]

If Sterling Stays At This Level, UK Glazing Should Consider Investing In British

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Since Sterling's drop after the Brexit vote, it has generally stayed within a range. It has swung just a few cents either way versus the Dollar, from around $1.20 to $1.25, and occasionally nudging [...]

May Set To Trigger Article 50 By March 9th

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

According to reports from The Times and Bloomberg this morning, Theresa May is to announce the triggering of Article 50 at an EU Summit in Malta on March 9th. That will be three weeks [...]

DGB Brexit: Govt Defeated In Supreme Court, Article 50 Bill By Thursday

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

At 9:30am on Tuesday 24th January, the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament had to be the body that officially gives permission to trigger Article 50, the process by which the UK formally notifies the [...]

DGB Brexit: May Speech Reveals Brexit Objectives

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

DGB Brexit: UK To Leave Customs Union And Parliament To Get A Vote Late on Tuesday morning Prime Minister Theresa May’s long awaited speech on her Brexit approach was unveiled. As is pretty much [...]

Brisant Reduces Prices Due To Steady Recovery In Sterling

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

In what I believe to be an industry first, Brisant, makers of the highly successful Ultion door cylinder, have announced that they are to reduce their prices by 2.5% due to the slight recovery [...]

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