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

As we’d hoped, the deal which allows the newly incorporated company Arran Isle Ltd to purchase all of the subsidiaries of Heywood Williams plc including Mila Hardware has been completed this week.

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I talk a lot in the press and with our customers about how we benchmark Mila's performance against the very best businesses in other sectors and not just against our competitors in the fenestration industry. The true measure of our success came last night...

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Congratulations once again to Andrew and Matthew Glover for organising another successful Glasstalk event on Tuesday.

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Never let it be said that Mila doesn’t look after its staff.  Last Friday, we offered our whole team seasonal flu jabs to try to ensure that they don’t get struck down by flu over the winter.

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I'd like to use this post to thank all those who've phoned or emailed me with messages of support following our acquisition by Arran Isle Ltd.

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The press release posted on our home page announces that Mila Hardware is now part of a new company called Arran Isle Ltd which has bought all of the operating subsidiaries of our previous parent Heywood Williams Group plc.

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Final preparations are now underway at Mila for the G09 Wembley exhibition which opens this Wednesday, 30 September.

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We got the email we'd been hoping for last week announcing that Mila has been shortlisted in no less than FOUR of the award categories at the G09 Awards to be held at Wembley Stadium on 1 October.

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On 18th October, Becki from our Internal Sales team will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon in aid of Cancer Research.  I'll personally be providing sponsorship for her run and individually lots of members of staff are digging deep to support her.

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When Mila's parent company Heywood Williams announced the Group's half year results last week, the focus was very much on the success of the underlying strategy to reduce both borrowings and working capital.

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