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

Great news that Mila has been shortlisted again in the Component Supplier of the Year category at next month’s G12 awards.

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I was at the official launch of the 2013 GM Fundraising cycling challenge recently at the Manchester Velodrome.

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This week I attended the retirement dinner of my long time friend and colleague Simon Dickinson, the Managing Director of one of Mila’s sister companies Window Ware.

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Mila has just announced that we’ll be a main sponsor at this year’s G12 Awards which are happening at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on 23 November.

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Regular readers of this blog will be fully aware that I am a massive cycling fan so not surprisingly I’m spending much more time than I should at the moment watching the Tour de France on ITV.

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You can’t open a trade magazine these days without hearing about another merger or takeover in our industry.  In recent weeks, four conservatory roof companies have very quickly become two, following on from the ‘consolidation’ which took place across the systems sector last year.

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The Mila logo is an instantly recognisable symbol of this business and when it appears on our products, packaging and here on our website, it embodies all the strength and values of Mila.

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I spent almost a whole day out of the office earlier this week shooting a comedy video in Telford – to be honest, not words I ever thought I’d be writing on this blog - but it was all in the name of promoting next year’s FIT show.

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I spent a couple of days at Fensterbau and, as always, I left the show on Friday in no doubt about just how impressive the German industrial machine still is.

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The issue of lock snapping remains a hot topic with lots of online blogs and forums continuing to debate the merits of broadcasting information about the risks.

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