The Core Club in New York; The Capital in Dubai; The Battery in San Francisco; The Carnegie in Scotland… chances are, you have never heard of these exclusive establishments, let alone have a membership card for one of them.
These private networks are strictly for those with privileged connections, providing an elusive escape with luxurious benefits that can be only be enjoyed by the chosen few.
If you’re tempted to find out what goes on behind closed doors in the Big Apple, it will cost you a whopping £35,000 to join The Core Club in New York plus an additional £12,000 a year.
At the Capital Club in Dubai you’ll need to be well-connected and well-heeled as membership comprises mostly members of international government and the elite business community.
At the Battery in San Francisco, is does not matter how impressive your friends or the figures on your bank statement are, membership is strictly by invitation only. Closer to home, enjoying the vast country estate and the company of the hunting, shooting, riding and fishing fraternity of the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in Scotland will again set you back tens of thousands of pounds in joining fees alone.
There is another network that’s just as prestigious and equally difficult to join but it’s not such a closely guarded secret. In fact, the more people that get to know about it the better for everyone!
It’s not easy to become a member. The Independent Network logo is a badge of honour that must be earned, not gained by handing over huge joining fees or knowing the right people.
As with the elite establishments mentioned earlier, prospective members are rigorously vetted before being allowed to join Independent Network, ensuring only the very best, most professional companies are admitted. They must first prove they can offer the highest levels of professionalism, value for money, customer satisfaction and expert advice.
The benefit of this for homeowners is total trust. Choose a local uPVC window installer displaying the Independent Network logo and you know you’ve found a company who will provide a white glove service of care, knowledge and attention to detail.
Independent Network is no secret society. Formed in 1996, the impressive statistics of Networkmanship, as it’s known for short, speak for themselves.
There are now around 130-member companies who are all proud to display the Independent Network logo. Between them, they’ve carried out more than 230,000 installations nationwide, with a combined value of £1 billion. This has resulted in 97% of customers saying they are extremely satisfied with the quality of the uPVC products installed and the service received compared to an industry average of 83%.
Membership would mean nothing if standards were allowed to slip. So, once a company joins Independent Network, their work is continually monitored and checked. After each installation, customers are asked to complete a satisfaction questionnaire, where they can highlight any good practice or point out any areas that need to be addressed.
All VEKA products are supported by a full 10-year, no-quibble, insurance- backed guarantee for complete peace-of-mind.
So, if you want to be part of an exclusive members-only club get in touch with the only one that matters – Independent Network!