Ian Short, founder and managing director of Morley Glass, has been shortlisted for the ‘outstanding achievement’ award in this year’s GGP Installer Awards.
In being named a finalist for this category, Ian is one of four industry trailblazers in the running to win this prestigious accolade, the winner of which will be announced at the awards presentation at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 14th March. The highly respected award is presented to the person who the judges believe has worked most to raise the profile of their business and the industry as a whole throughout their career to date.
The ‘outstanding achievement’ shortlisting comes in the year that Morley Glass marks 20 years since it began producing integral blind units with ScreenLine systems inside. Over two decades the company has grown under Ian’s leadership to become a £30m turnover business employing 108 people and producing around 4,000 integral blind units every week.
In addition to being a driving force for the growth of the integral blinds market in the UK and working hard to help installers open up sales opportunities for these premium products, Ian has also pioneered our scheme to reduce the amount of post-consumer glass going to landfill. Our widely acknowledged IGU (insulating glass unit) recycling initiative, developed in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass, has broken new ground by clearly demonstrating to the industry that the collection and re-manufacture of end-of-life double glazed units is not only viable but commercially advantageous.
Ian commented, “I’m delighted to be named a finalist for this award and looking forward to what I’m sure will be a fantastic presentation event in Manchester. Whilst it may be my name on the award shortlist, it actually recognises everyone who has played a role in the growth of Morley Glass over 25 years. Without the enthusiasm, drive and focus on quality and service of my co-directors and the team as a whole, I certainly couldn’t have achieved what I have with the business.”