GGF President, Mark Warren Managing Director of Lister Trade Frames stated, “2012 proved another very difficult year for the industry.Throughout the year, the GGF Membership held firm as the Federation continued to support Members with advice and guidance on important legislative, technical and health and safety issues.”
Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive commented, “The Federation’s Membership again stood up well to the trading pressures they faced. Our focus during 2012 was the implementation of our Strategic Review and to put in place our new structures and plans for 2013.”
In the political arena during 2012, the GGF continued its dialogue with Government on Green Deal and ECO (Energy Company Obligation) to glean all the necessary information to allow Members to make the decisions on their level of involvement in the Government’s flagship initiative. The Federation was also highly proactive on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and CE marking with the launch of a unique CE marking microsite to help Members comply with CPR and operate legally.
Nigel Rees continued, “This Annual Report reflects the Federation’s hard work on technical, political and legislative issues such as Green Deal and CE marking. The Report also highlights how we are improving Members’ benefits, and in particular the growing number of online benefits. Of course, we can never be complacent and our work continues. Working for our Members and with our Members we can overcome the challenges the industry faces in the foreseeable future. I thank all Members for their much valued input and continued support.”
The intention to deliver for Members and to strive for new and better benefits to support all GGF Members is clearly a top priority for the Federation. Mark Warren summarises, “At the end of 2012, the Federation conducted a Members Satisfaction Survey. The response to the survey was an unprecedented high with over 30% of Members taking the time to complete and return the questionnaires. From all the results the one which gave me most pleasure was that which read “98% of GGF Members were satisfied with the overall benefits and services”. Long may the GGF continue to deliver the benefits to Members and long may Members have an input into the industry’s leading trade organisation.”
All GGF Members were posted a printed copy of the Annual Report, a digital version is available for download from the GGF website www.ggf.org.uk