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Clearway Doors & Windows success highlighted in Parliamentary Review

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Author: Contributed, Posted: Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 12:30

Jeremy Philips, managing director Jeremy Philips, managing director

The expansion and evolution of Gloucestershire company Clearway Doors & Windows comes under the spotlight in this year’s Parliamentary Review.

The Parliamentary Review highlights best practice from organisations across the UK, whether they are local businesses, SMEs or large multinationals.

Cheltenham-based Clearway, which celebrates its thirty fifth anniversary this year, is featured in the publication’s manufacturing and servicing sector. The company fabricates and installs a range of aluminium doors, sash and casement windows, bi-fold doors, patio, French and bi-fold doors as well as roof lanterns and secondary glazing.

Clearway has recently introduced a range of bespoke display cabinets, suitable for museums, homes, showrooms and offices - and has a planned expansion of its product range for the future.

Managing Director Jeremy Phillips was interviewed about the history of the company, and its expansion into the high-end domestic door and window market.

Established in 1983, Clearway initially focussed on manufacturing and installing their products in the commercial sector. In 2013 the domestic sector represented just five percent of the company’s turnover - five years later it stands at 40% - and sales continue to increase in both market areas.

Now employing a staff of thirty at its two units in Cheltenham, Clearway has embraced continuous training and development, using a combination of training providers and in-house mentoring to improve abilities and skills of the younger workforce.

“Our factory environment has proved to be the ideal springboard for staff who want to develop extra skills, said Jeremy. In the past few years we have seen three staff move from the shop floor to take up key roles elsewhere in the company.

“Of course, that means that we have constantly to nurture and train new employees to fill the gap left behind. Again we have had considerable success in this area. At Clearway we have concentrated on the basics of quality and service.

“The company has grown considerably over the past five years from a staff of 19 to over 30. This growth has been necessary to cope with increased demand. For the future, we will continue to invest in staff, customer satisfaction and product development.”

Jeremy Phillips and his wife Angela (Group Finance Director) were delighted to represent Clearway at a reception in the Palace of Westminster in October to mark the release of this year’s Parliamentary Review. Speakers at the event were broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer, former England and British Lions rugby player Jonny Wilkinson and TV presenter Andrew Neil.

The article can be found at www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/organisations/clearway-doors-windows

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