Thursday 23rd June, 2005
Ultra Installer TradeMark Windows and Conservatories Ltd, joined the celebrations to mark the opening of Wokingham Community Hospital’s brand new pavilion style conservatory extension. From the initial fundraising to the supply and installation of a bespoke conservatory with a stunning large-span Ultraframe roof, TradeMark was instrumental in the project’s success. The company worked diligently to help raise a staggering total of £97,000 for the two year long pavilion appeal and is delighted to have given something so beneficial back to its local community.
TradeMark Windows, which has been a member of Ultraframe’s Guild Approved Ultra Installer Scheme since 2004, joined forces with the conservatory market leader to contribute building materials. Together they designed a 6.5 x 6.5m climate controlled conservatory to extend the hospital over a disused courtyard. It has become a major feature of the building providing a light and welcoming respite space away from the wards and an important focal point for those visiting friends and loved ones.
The opening ceremony was attended by the appeal’s dedicated patron Uri Gellar, who provided an impromptu performance, bending a spoon that was auctioned off for £45 towards appeal funds.
Uri Gellar commented: “I am thrilled that the construction of this wonderful addition to Wokingham Community Hospital is now complete. I was more than happy to offer my help. I knew that such a pavilion could bring joy, happiness and peace of mind to the lives of many people who are inflicted by illness.”
Mark Ashwell, Managing Director at TradeMark Windows and Conservatories Ltd, is deservedly proud of his company’s vital contribution. He said: “The Wokingham Hospital appeal was a brilliant example of a community pulling together and it has been an absolute privilege to be part of such a project. At TradeMark we are proud of our reputation for supporting the community and immediately volunteered our skills when we read about the appeal in the local paper. We turned to Ultraframe as it is the most experienced designer and manufacturer in the industry. It delivers top quality conservatory roofing systems and provides a specialist technical and engineering support service. Its advice and willingness to support the cause proved invaluable in helping us deliver and install the large, complex pavilion roof.”
The pavilion extension now overlooks an attractive patio area with outdoor tables and potted plants and includes a bright, comfortable seating area with a state of the art kitchen attached for providing teas, coffees and food.
Mark continued: “The pavilion is a really attractive addition and provides an oasis of calm and relaxation within the hospital grounds. In fact, with our showroom and offices just around the corner, I’ll be tempted to pop in for my lunch!”
TradeMark’s headquarters in Wokingham contain its showrooms, trade counter and factory. The innovative showrooms consist of nine conservatory sets featuring a range of high quality Ultraframe roofs and are decorated to represent contrasting living areas complete with their own characteristic aromas and sounds. The displays demonstrate the many non-traditional and practical uses for a conservatory and really engage and capture the public’s imagination.
Since becoming members of the Ultra Installer Scheme, TradeMark’s partnership with Ultraframe has strengthened. Mark Ashwell concluded: “We welcome the recent affiliation of the BBA to the scheme which makes it the most trusted on the market. As a company, we benefit from the endorsement of a scheme that promotes the highest quality products and standards of installation. We are looking forward to receiving our marketing toolbox to help us maximise our promotional activity to generate further company awareness and sales leads.”
TradeMark’s annual turnover has now passed £10 million and is still growing. Hundreds of satisfied customers all point towards a company who pride themselves in providing a high quality product, good value and exceptional customer service.