GGF President, Brian Baker of Glassolutions Saint-Gobain stated:“Against this more stable economic climate and with signs of positive change, the Glass and Glazing Federation met its targets within a substantial strategic plan that saw significant progress on many fronts.The year saw steady growth in recruitment and delivery of several high quality technical products and services whilst on the marketing side the online metrics showed outstanding growth. Most importantly, the GGF achieved its operational objectives and remained in financially stable position.”
Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive commented, “Our Annual Report reflects a positive year for the GGF in which we enjoyed a high retention rate and our Membership once again stood up to the trading pressures in yet another difficult year. Last year 30 companies joined the Federation, many of which are high profile businesses in the industry. It was particularly pleasing that we continued to be active and productive in many areas, notably in home improvement, marketing and technical with improved member support, new publications and online developments.”
The Report also highlights the GGF’s political activity with, the Federation’s continued progress with governmental departments across its numerous political campaigns including; the promotion of energy efficient glazing in the UK building stock, influencing developments on the Consumer Rights Directive and Consumer Rights Bill and at the end of the year, the GGF raised its campaigns and profile with a week-long exhibition and meetings in the Scottish Parliament.
The Annual Report highlights the Federation’s hard work on technical, political and legislative issues and shows outstanding online results from strong marketing and communications strategies, including a 21% increase (120,000) unique visitors viewing the GGF website www.ggf.org.uk and a 13% increase in unique page views (510,000).
Nigel Rees concluded, “This Annual report shows the GGF is fulfilling its promises to Members, reaching a wider audience than ever before and has more companies joining the Federation year on year. There are many challenges facing the industry but working together we can not only cope with the pressures but also grow. I thank all Members for their much valued input and continued support.”
All GGF Members were posted a printed copy of the Annual Report and a digital version is available for download from the GGF website.