Engineering their way to the top

Engineering their way to the top

Ultraframe, the market leading designer & manufacturer of conservatory roofing systems is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to their renowned Research and Development team. Margaret Vass, Craig Smith and Graham Beveridge  have all recently joined Ultraframe to help to develop and enhance the product offering, widely renowned as the most technically advanced in the industry.

Over twenty staff with many years experience work in the R&D team, headed up by Andrew Thomson, Design & Development Director. Speaking about the recent appointments, Andrew commented: “Here at Ultraframe the ethos of the company has always been, and continues to be, about innovation and pushing the boundaries of conservatory design and structural performance. The R&D team boasts many long-serving and highly experienced members of staff but we also feel it is important to bring in fresh minds with new ideas to assist with the creative process. All three new designers come from highly respected academic establishments and are already proving to be a valuable addition to our team”

 Ultraframe R&D Graduates with Andrew Thomson, Design & Development Director

Craig Smith graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Product Design Engineering and won an Award prize for his 5th year project from the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce in early 2007. Craig commented: “I decided to join Ultraframe as the company showed great enthusiasm towards investing in Research & Development, as well as being keen to develop new ideas from a fresh perspective. I'm really pleased to be part of the new intake of graduates at Ultraframe and look forward to gaining valuable experience here.”

Margaret Vass joined Ultraframe following her graduation from the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Arts, where she studied for 5 years and achieved a Masters in Product Design Engineering. On her appointment Margaret said: “This is my first role following my graduation and I was attracted to Ultraframe’s commitment to innovation and project work.”

Graham Beveridge, 22, is the third new member of the R&D team. Straight from the University of Glasgow, he is a young Glaswegian graduate with a Masters degree in Product Design Engineering and relishes the opportunity to help shape the future of the conservatory industry, Graham commented: “This is a fantastic start to my career. Here in Clitheroe, Ultraframe has a long history of innovation and its combination of product design, engineering and manufacturing allows us to push the boundaries of creativity and remain at the forefront of the industry.”

So, it seems that at Ultraframe, innovation and creativity are still the order of the day – the values that made this company are still held in the highest regard and the recent investment into the already strong R&D team heralds exciting times ahead for users of Ultraframe products.

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November ‘07

Ultraframe deliver innovative and top quality conservatory roof systems for the trade which suit all styles, all applications, all consumer types and which offer excellent value for money.

The market leading company invests heavily in research and development to provide the most technologically advanced and stylish conservatory roofing solutions, maximising light and space. Ultraframe are at the forefront of conservatory design and its systems are mainly used in the home improvement sector but also in new housing and commercial applications in the UK and Europe.

In 2006 the privately owned Latium Group, which has many interests within the glass & glazing and home improvement markets acquired Ultraframe. The Latium Group is owned by entrepreneur Brian Kennedy.

For further media information:
Mark Hanson
Ultraframe (UK) Ltd
Salthill Road
01200 452375