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

2010 is Mila Hardware’s 30th anniversary. We’ve got lots of things planned to mark the event and I’m sure we’ll be talking a lot during the year about the successes we’ve achieved over the last three decades and the strengths and values which have got us this far.

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Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

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Yesterday was the official launch day for the 2010 Rome 2 Home challenge.  This is the latest GM Fundraising event in which 18 of us from across the industry will cycle 1600 miles from the Coliseum in Rome back to Oswestry - the home of the Hope House children’s hospice.

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First Thierry Henry and then Tiger Woods go and do something so stupid that it leaves the reputation they've spent years building in tatters.

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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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