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New boss of Diss-based Glazing Vision sets out growth vision

06:30 18 June 2014

Glazing Vision in Diss

Glazing Vision in Diss

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The new boss of Diss-based Glazing Vision is aiming to steer the firm towards the £10m turnover mark as part of ambitious plans to grow the company.

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Jon Shooter succeeded Chris Chaney as managing director following his retirement, stepping into the hot seat from his previous marketing director role.

The company, based on the Diss industrial estate in Saw Mills Road, specialises in the manufacture of specialist roof lights which can be installed in home, offices and public buildings, employing a mix of fitters, specialist designers, and research and developers.

Mr Shooter said the business, which has sales of just over £7m, was continuing to grow, but he was also keen to address the skills issue and attract new entrants to the workforce.

“We have had another record year – it’s really starting to grow,” he said. “We have grown throughout the recession and we continue to do so as construction in the UK picks up.

“With the recession everybody was looking primarily at extensions and building improvements, that’s where we can help. We want to continue to head towards £10m turnover.”

The business has joined Norfolk Chamber and also the Federation of Small Business as it seeks to raise its profile locally.

“I am trying to start a campaign for better broadband for Diss – we are not even on the list,” he added.

And he said it was also looking to the future to try and address the potential skills gap and school leavers into the business.

“We have got some chaps working for us in their later years, and we need to make sure there are people coming through,” he said. “We are prepared to invest in NVQs to help bring them up to speed.”

The business, which has a number of celebrity clients among its customers started in 1994, growing from an initial £1m-a-year operation.

In February its processes and structured manufacturing approach were acknowledged after it secured BSI certification at the first attempt.

It has also since been rewarded with a Qualicoat licence for its in-house organic powder coat facility – the country’s first environmentally sound non-chromate process.

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