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

Plans are coming together nicely for the Mila stand at the FIT show.  We signed up as Launch Partners at the very beginning and as a Diamond exhibitor we’ve got a great position - right at the front of Hall 2 - and a reasonably big stand which will give us plenty of room to show off all the new products we’ve got planned.

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It’s taken me a while to get to grips with Twitter but now that I have I’m a dedicated convert.

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Happy New Year everyone!  This is already my second week back but I know a lot of fabricators took advantage of a fairly quiet time to have a few extra days off and make this the first working week of 2013.

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This is my last post of 2012 and I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and hopefully prosperous New Year.

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We all had a great night at the G12 Awards on Friday night.  The venue at the Hilton Park Lane was fantastic and the organisation was very slick making it a really glitzy event.  I felt proud to be part of this industry and it certainly reflected really well on all those companies who sponsored the event, were shortlisted for awards or who just booked a table and helped to make it a real success.

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My twin brother Robert Gyde has today completed 30 years service with the business, which is a fantastic achievement and I’d like to use this blog to personally thank him for three decades of dedication and commitment to Mila. 

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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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