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Handle Trade joins up with Building Our Skills

Barnsley based Handle Trade has become the latest company to give its support to the Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice campaign.

The specialist handle and hardware supply company operates throughout the UK and is headed up by well-known industry figure Ian Miller. The company has made outstanding customer service the key to its success.

Speaking after signing up to support the Building Our Skills Inspiring Talent campaign Ian commented, ‘I am delighted to get behind this campaign; bringing new people into our industry is so important and for those of us who have been in the industry for a long time it is great to be championing such an important cause’

‘We have made outstanding customer service the key feature of our business, so for us to have the opportunity to support young people to get an understanding of how important great service is as a part of the Inspiring Talent programme is perfect’.

‘Our business is based around providing a quick response to short notice needs from fabricators and installers in the industry, and the key to that is great service’.

Ian is pictured below with John Ogilvie the Building Our Skills ambassador and he echoed Ian’s views ‘It is great news that so many people who have been in the industry for a long period of time are seeing the importance of the Building Our Skills campaign and getting right behind it. We are delighted that Ian and Handle Trade are the latest to have done so’.

For more information about Handle Trade visit www.handletrade.co.uk


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