The Glazing and Locks division of property specialist, VPS, has made the finalists’ rostrum in two categories in the 2017 G-Awards, the most competitive and prestigious awards in the glass industry.
VPS Property Solutions, now incorporating Evander Glazing and Locks, have been shortlisted in both the Customer Care Initiative and Commercial Project of the Year categories.
Backed by the leading organisations and corporate giants in the sector, such as Pilkington’s, the G-Awards celebrates glazing excellence, from glass fabrication through to installation and product innovation.
“I’m thrilled that our team has won through to the G-Awards finals twice over.” says Ian Nisbet, Managing Director of UK and Ireland, VPS Group. “All our staff, from business development, project and sales managers, customer service teams, right the way through to our engineers and installers, put so much personal pride and dedication into their work, it’s great to see their expertise and craftsmanship gain recognition.”
For the Customer Care award, VPS Property Solutions entered their Home Emergencies Response initiative, which is making a real difference to householders who’ve suffered a break-in. Streamlining the claims-to-customer process has narrowed the gap between insurance claims and permanent repair. Experiencing smashed glass can be upsetting and make homeowners feel vulnerable; this initiative reassures customers by returning their homes to normal as soon as possible.
For Commercial Project of the Year, a rather tired 1970’s office block in Kensington, London, has been given a dramatic new lease of life with some striking glass work, including large openings on the main façade, challenging ‘origami-style’ motorised skylights in the roofing, and a stunning glass balustrade that runs through four storeys.
Earlier this year VPS scooped major honours, beating a strong field of US and UK insurance giants, to win a top prize in the Insurance Post’s Claims awards.
Winners of the G-Awards will be announced at the gala dinner at the London Hilton, Park Lane, on November 17th.