Richard's Blog

Mila  >  blog
Author: Richard Gyde Created: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Observations about Mila Hardware and our industry

Why is pricing still such a complex and sensitive issue in our market?  I’ve watched with some interest over recent weeks the demise of Advantage...

Read More »

I have just returned from visiting the first of Tony Higgin’s G09 Regional Exhibitions at Telford and I must say I was very encouraged by the turnout of both exhibitors and visitors.

Read More »

I read a funny piece in the Sunday papers this week about the comedian Dom Joly who was making a new TV show in which he had to refurnish his house using only products made entirely in Britain.

Read More »

Mila has just signed up for Tony Higgins’ G09 Regional Exhibition at Wembley at the end of September.

Read More »

After what seems like only a moment’s break, I was back in the saddle last weekend for the first group training session for the GM Fundraising event in 2010.

Read More »

It feels almost compulsory to have a view on last week’s Budget – the response in the media was universally negative and comments I’ve read since from groups such as the IMF and the Institute for Fiscal Studies seem to reinforce the view that there is a gloomy outlook ahead.

Read More »

After bemoaning the fact last week that the government seemed reluctant to provide financial support to the fenestration sector to help increase sales of energy efficient windows, I now find myself changing tack completely and congratulating the Home Office on what I hope will be a fantastic new initiative to promote home security products.

Read More »

We all know that the automotive industry is facing an unprecedented slump in demand and is clamouring for government support to help it survive.

Read More »

As the impact of the recession grows, more and more businesses are quite rightly focusing their efforts on marketing.   As we all know, in a declining market, it is more important than ever to grow your market share.

Read More »

I want to add my congratulations to Andrew and Matthew Glover and the team behind Glasstalk, the networking event held at the NEC on 18th March.

Read More »