Network VEKA has recently celebrated the installation that saw its cumulative sales pass an unprecedented total of £900m.
Founded in 1996, Network VEKA was established to redress a lack of public confidence in home improvement companies. The practices of unscrupulous traders had tarnished the industry’s reputation, leading the Network’s founder members to formulate a series of fail-safe measures, literally guaranteeing the quality of its materials and workmanship.
Soon to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Network VEKA has gone from strength to strength over the years, now offering a raft of benefits to member companies that few competitors can rival. Its affiliations cover everything from legal support and discounted rates with BSI to peripheral supplies at preferential rates, and Assure – Network VEKA’s Competent Persons Scheme – provides members (and non-members) with a cost-effective route to compliance.
The £900m milestone was reached when Belfast-based member company, Betterhomes installed a suite of oak woodgrain casement windows to a terraced house in Craigavon, County Armagh.
Betterhomes Director, Gary Sinnerton was on hand to present homeowner, Maureen Beckett with champagne and flowers to mark the occasion. He commented: “Mrs Beckett has been full of praise for the quality of our work and service – values that we uphold, both as Betterhomes and as a member of Network VEKA.
“We’re thrilled to have helped Network VEKA reach this landmark figure. Its enduring success shows it has a winning formula that customers trust and businesses aspire to be associated with. We consider ourselves part of an elite group – one where each link in the chain is as important as the next, and where the shared efforts of member companies benefit the Network as a whole.”
Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director for The VEKA UK Group added: “£900m is an astounding amount to have been invested through what, essentially, is a select group of the industry’s finest installer companies. Network VEKA only accepts members who demonstrate a commitment to being the best, and an ability to maintain those high standards through regular assessment.
“I congratulate Network VEKA on reaching this milestone, and Betterhomes for marking the event with another flawless installation – you can see why they’ve achieved our Best in Ireland award for the past four years running!
“I look forward to seeing what lies ahead for Network VEKA as it moves into its 20th anniversary year.”
(Pictured from left to right are Betterhomes Director Gary Sinnerton, Maureen Beckett and Betterhomes General Manager James Clarke.)