Join us as we take a look back on the past 12 months as we pick out some of our team’s highlights.
From personal achievements and growing the team to further developing our offering, 2023 has been a great year as a leading UK windows and doors manufacturer and supplier.
Rebrand to abg Windows & Doors Specialists
Having spent over 30 years as AB Glass, we’ve evolved to become much more than just glass merchants. We provide a multitude of environmentally conscious windows, doors and façade services to the construction, architectural and local building industries in addition to our existing offerings.
Our new brand identity as abg Windows & Doors Specialists encapsulates our industry leading position as specialists in glass doors and windows, aluminium windows and doors, uPVC windows, curtain walling, and much more.
We’ve been making updates across our website, social media and uniforms to reflect the brand and we’ll also be updating our livery and more as we head into 2024 so keep an eye out for our new abg look!
Growing our team
During 2023, we’ve had nine new starters which will enhance our existing experienced teams. The new team members are working in head office roles, in our purpose-built production facility and as on-site fitters.
Throughout the year, we’ve also provided a number of work experience opportunities to individuals in full-time education, who are interested in developing a career in our sector.
Samantha Ace has joined us from Swansea University where she is currently undertaking her year in industry placement, as part of her Business Management BSc (Hons) degree with the School of Management.
Jenson Griffiths, 16, is currently shadowing the abg factory team to gain an insight into the construction industry as he decides whether to pursue a career in industry, or to continue his cadet training as a Lord Mayors Cadet in the ACF Army Cadet Force Morriston Attachment, and head into the regular army.
Jenson says of his time: “It’s been good to join the abg team to learn how to be more organised and find out what real-life working is like. I’ve been in the factory, helping out with deliveries and organisation. The team have been great.”
Two years of Nigel Harvey as Managing Director
December 2023 marks two years since Nigel Harvey stepped into the role of managing director from operations manager.
Nigel joined abg Windows & doors Specialists in 2005 in a role which focused on improving project management and customer care. As managing director, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire company.
Under Nigel’s leadership, abg has gone from strength to strength in 2023, with the business working on a number of high-profile commercial projects including major high-tech office development 71/72 The Kingsway, and further developing our offering for domestic customers looking for high-end innovative windows, doors and facades.
Director Alan Brayley stepping into his role as High Sheriff of West Glamorgan
Another of our many highlights of 2023 at abg Windows & Doors Specialists is abg director, Alan Brayley Esq VR DL, fulfilling the role of High Sheriff of West Glamorgan for 2023/2024.
The Office of High Sheriff is an independent, non-political, royal appointment post which sees Alan attending high profile events, royal visits in the county and providing support for His Majesty’s High Court Judges, to name just a few of his responsibilities within the county.
We couldn’t be prouder of Alan for taking on this role and rising to this tremendous opportunity.
Continuing to secure industry-leading accreditation
At abg Windows & Doors Specialists, we pride ourselves on our quality of workmanship and we continuously strive to maintain high standards with ongoing training.
To add to our list of accolades and accreditations to assure customers and fellow contractors of the quality and security of our products, we’ve recently secured PAS 24 accreditation.
Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is an industry standard certifying manufacturing procedures that reach the industry benchmark for quality. Find out more about our accreditations here.