On June 30, the South Yorkshire-based company will go head-to-head with international brand McDonalds, Barratts Developments and the world’s largest media services group Zenith Optimedia, for the Best Talent Management award at a prestigious black-tie event at the London Hilton. The leading glass, frame, door and conservatory repair, replacement and refurbishment specialist impressed judges with the commitment that they had made to their employees through the implementation of their innovative Developing Management Potential (DMP) programme.
The scheme, which is gaining interest across the parent company Saint-Gobain, provides the support and training to spot talent and uncover the company’s future managers. While many companies make headlines with restructuring and contraction, Solaglas Windowcare continues to invest in and maximise the potential of their employees and increase the flow of internal opportunities and promotion through the use of the programme.
Running over a 12-month period, the scheme has been well-received by those taking part and significantly contributed to the improvement in the company’s performance over the last year. Solaglas Windowcare currently employs 340 people, at its main office near Rotherham and at branches in Dartford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Preston and Portsmouth.
In 2005 it successfully gained the Investors in People Standard in December 2005 and following an audit by IIP, was renewed this year.
For more information, visit www.solaglaswindowcare.co.uk.
Media contact Nigel Charlesworth, The Smart Agency T. 0870 403 6499 M. 07964 900 861 E. Nigel@thesmartagency.co.uk
Notes to editors
1. Ian Davy is available for interview by arrangement with Nigel at The Smart Agency.
2. Solaglas Windowcare is a UK leader in the repair, replacement and refurbishment of domestic and commercial glazing, frames, locks, conservatories, garage doors and bolted glazing facades.
3. Clients include government agencies, insurers, facility managers, retailers, hotels, transport centres and building management agents. on behalf of insurance companies, making major savings compared to equivalent replacement costs.
4. The HR Excellence Awards covers 15 categories and are hosted by HR Magazine and sponsored by Cedar Talent Management, Ceridan and Digby Morgan. Since their launch in 1995 the awards have established themselves as one of the key events for Human Resources. The judging panel includes Matthew Brearley - HR director, Vodafone, Rachel Campbell - Head of people management, KPMG Europe, and Alan Cairns - HR director, Money Supermarket.com.