Glass specialist makes senior appointments as part of sales restructure

National glazing company Solaglas Windowcare, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, has appointed three specialists to head new sector teams as part of an overall restructure of its sales and marketing operation.

Andrew Betteridge becomes sales manager for the Insurance Services sector, Gerard Brierley is sales manager for the Maintenance Services sector and David Thomas joins the company to head up sales in the Commercial Glazing sector.Betteridge’s team will focus on securing and retaining major contracts with insurers and claims intermediaries, while Brierley will focus on further expanding growing business with property owners, facility managers and government agencies.Thomas brings with him years of experience at outsourcer Capita and Rainbow International, the restoration company.He will cement and develop ongoing relationships with retailers as the company seeks to establish itself as a major national provider of emergency boarding-up and re-glazing services.

Last year, the Rotherham-based company carried out a re-branding exercise and clarified its offering to Insurers, commercial clients and public sector agencies by establishing four key sectors for growth – Insurance Services, Commercial Glazing, Maintenance Services and Call Management.

Managing director, Ian Davy commented: “Since we carried out the successful restructuring of our business into four operating sectors we have been developing our sales and marketing strategy to ensure we are capable of meeting our ambitious growth plans for each revenue area and are able to professionally manage a dramatically increased customer base.”

Solaglas Windowcare employs some 340 people serving clients through a nationwide network of highly-skilled, directly-employed engineers and glaziers from Its UK-based contact centre and factory, supported by a bespoke real-time workflow system.

Details of the services provided in each of the company’s operating sectors are available at

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About Solaglas Windowcare

Solaglas Windowcare is the industry leader in the repair and replacement of windows and doors on behalf of insurance companies, commercial and public sector clients, making major savings compared to equivalent replacement costs.


Solaglas Windowcare operates in four sectors:

  1. Insurance Services

    Nationwide 24 hour emergency repair and replacement service for glazing, windows, doors, garage doors, conservatories and locks. Clients include many of the UK’s leading insurance companies.

  2. Commercial Glazing

    A highly experienced team provides advice, designs and quotations for planned projects, from conception to completion, as well as providing a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, emergency service, for cases involving break in, vandalism, ram raid or accidental damage. The Commercial Glazing sector provides a nationwide service and currently operates out of the head office in Rotherham and branch offices in Preston, Dartford and Portsmouth.

  3. Maintenance Services

    Solaglas Windowcare’s Maintenance Services sector provides a market-leading planned and reactive maintenance service for doors, windows and conservatories, with an emphasis on repair rather than replacement.

  4. Call Management

    Solaglas Windowcare provides a tailored out-of-hours call management facility for a range of brokers, claims service companies and loss adjusters. 

About Saint-Gobain Glass

Saint-Gobain Glass is part of Saint-Gobain Group – one of the world’s top 100 industrial companies and a leader in the design, production and distribution of materials for the construction industry.

600450 Glass specialist makes senior appointments as part of sales restructure
Date: 25 March 2009
Source: Solaglas Windowcare

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