Event Hosts

Sam Cross

Sam Cross

Event Host

Sam is the event host for the day and a Director of Purplex, the strategic PR, digital and creative agency that has specialised in the fenestration industry since 2004.

Paul Godwin

Paul Godwin

Panel Host

Paul has been involved in the glass & glazing industry for nearly four decades. He founded one of the industry’s leading magazines and co-founded GlassTalk and the FIT Show.

Chris Champion

Chris Champion

Panel Host

Editor of Glass News, Chris is an experienced presenter, speaker and evangelist at seminars and conferences with many television and radio appearances.

Conquering The Supply Chain Crisis

Nathan Barr

Nathan Barr

Nathan is managing director of ODL Europe Ltd, a leading supplier of composite door components and part of a global business with a 75 year heritage.

Samantha Nuckey

Samantha Nuckey

Managing Director of Window Ware, the hardware distributor, Samantha has led financial, change management and operational strategies to world-class standards.

Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan

As managing director of Anglo European Paul has supplied the industry with galvanised reinforcement for over 25 years with extensive global supply chain knowledge.

Dean Bradley

Dean Bradley

Dean has extensive knowledge of plastics within the fenestration industry as well as ventilation solutions, and heads sales and marketing for Glazpart.

Time to embrace a sustainable future?

John McComb

John McComb

With over 25 years at Reynaers Aluminium, John has overall responsibility for the UK technical department and product development.

Mark Gajda

Mark Gajda

With 20 years experience Mark is Head of Technical Services at Rehau and has worked on product development across different markets but in the UK and globally.

Charlotte (Mercer) Hawkes

Charlotte (Mercer) Hawkes

Head of marketing for UK, APAC and South Africa at Edgetech, Charlotte also works alongside counterparts at parent company Quanex to lead international initiatives.

Leandro Peraro

Leandro Peraro

Sustainability Manager across the ASSA ABLOY EMEIA division and is responsible for operational sustainability, driving cross-functional projects for performance improvement whilst reducing environmental footprint.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Build, Buy or Exit?

Gary Morton

Gary Morton

An industry leader spanning extrusion, hardware and fabrication Gary is CEO of Central Window Systems, supplying installers with PVC-U and aluminium products.

Andy Jones

Andy Jones

With a 35 year track record in the fenestration industry Andy has led mergers, acquisitions, MBO’s and multiple private equity deals with some of the industry’s best known brands.

Sarah Hitchings

Sarah Hitchings

After 8 years with Rehau, Sarah joined Window Widgets and Residence Collection, completing a management buyout in 2019 from U.S. based Masonite.

Gary Hyem

Gary Hyem

With 25 years corporate finance and private equity experience, Gary has heads mergers, acquisitions and MBO’s at FRP advisory, with deal sizes from £2m to £100m.

Who wants to be an installer in 2021?

Ryan Schofield

Ryan Schofield

A director of family business Thames Valley Windows, a £5m turnover company trading for over 35 years, Ryan has grown up in the window, door and conservatory industry.

Will Hickman

Will Hickman

An experienced retail specialist Will became Managing Director of Yorkshire based Solarframe in 2020 to head up an ambitious retail expansion plan.

Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp

With over 35 years experience in the glazing industry, Paul now heads his own Somerset based glazing group, consisting of domestic and commercial installation companies and a trade shop.

Mike Adderley

Mike Adderley

Based in the Midlands, Mike Adderley has built an industry-leading installation business – the Window Centre - with fantastic showrooms in Solihull and Sutton Coldfield.

Keynotes

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Founder of the Glazing Summit, Andrew is CEO of Insight Data, which tracks and reports on the fenestration industry, and Purplex, the industry’s specialist PR and marketing agency.

David Borland

David Borland

David is the Senior Technical Officer at the GGF with expertise in building regulations, environmental and energy ratings, and compliance standards.

Gregory Perdon

Gregory Perdon

Chief Investment Officer and Bloomberg host, Gregory is a globally recognised advisor and speaker on thematic investing, macroeconomic and monetary policy.

Geoff Burch

Geoff Burch

TV presenter and published author, Geoff is a professional and inspirational speaker known as the ‘Hells Angel of Business Consulting’ and adds his own humorous slant on business.

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