GQA Qualifications Blog

Thursday 25 April 2013

GQA Qualifications back the NFAs - The National Fenestration Awards

GQA are delighted to announce their association with the National Fenestration Awards 2013.

What are the NFAs?

The National Fenestration Awards (NFA) is a unique award scheme for the UK Double Glazing and Fenestration Industry.  This scheme gives companies and individuals involved with the industry the opportunity to have their say on who they believe deserves recognition.
What makes this scheme like no other is the fact that it is based on industry nominations; there is no judging panel and all nominations and votes are cast online by people actively working and engaged with the industry.  Whether you are the business owner or an installer (or both!), each has an equal opportunity to nominate and make their vote count on each of the award categories:
             Social Networker of the Year                                   Industry Magazine of the Year
             Hardware Company of the Year                              Young Person of 2013
            Glass System Company of the Year                        Challenge 2013                                             
             System Company of the Year                                  Composite/Panelled Doors
             Timber                                                                         Steel
             Aluminium                                                                  PVC
How can you get involved?
As a GQA Approved Centre we want you to be involved and this is a fantastic way of highlighting the skills and commitment of your candidates and clients. Do you work with a meticulous fabricator or installer who shows great pride in their work, do you have a client who stands out from the crowd? With 10 Awards already released for nominations and more to follow, I am sure that you – our Centres - work with the calibre of people who would fit into these categories.
Registration to vote and take part is free, quick and easy.  Simply follow the link below and enter your details and the NFA will do the rest.  Nominations are open for each of the categories until the 31st May 2013, following which, the review process will begin and subsequently the voting process will start in earnest.
Why are we Involved?
As the specialist Awarding Organisation for the glass and related industries, it is in our very nature to support initiatives that recognise achievement and good practice. There are many changes within the industry and it is important that those working within the industry understand what is happening and how they can meet the changes head on. The NFAs, already supported by Solidor, Ultraframe and Glass News in addition to GQA, are a great vehicle for raising the profile of the industry and recognising individuals and companies for the great work that they are doing.

And a word from Mick Clayton, GQA CEO “Join GQA in supporting these Awards; let’s recognise the people that you are working with – wouldn’t it be great to see NFA winners that have worked with a GQA Centre. The NFAs really are an Award scheme like no other - nominations from the industry, with winners voted for by the industry.”
Further information can be found on the NFA website .