CMS Window Systems has shared its business experience and insights at the highest level after being invited to a special SME Parliamentary Reception in London organised by BEIS, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
The Glasgow-based company, which is a UK-leading window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, was represented at the exclusive event at Portcullis House by its Chief Operating Officer, David Ritchie.
David Ritchie was invited to be part of a panel chaired by the Federation of Small Businesses Director of Policy, Martin McTague, to discuss how SMEs can innovate and be more productive, and discuss the challenges to SME growth and scaling, and what government, the public and private sector is doing or can do to help.
According to BEIS, the SME Parliamentary Reception was arranged to help build networks amongst MPs, ministers, influential business leaders and SMEs, with the opportunity for views to be shared to help shape government policy that enables small business growth. The invitation to attend is the latest high profile recognition for CMS Window Systems, who were awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017 and continue to be one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses.
Commenting on the SME Parliamentary Reception, David Ritchie said: “We were delighted to be invited to join this important event and discussion because of how crucial it is that policyholders and businesses work closely together for the UK economy to prosper. I really enjoyed the lively debate and very much hope that the contributions made by everyone representing the SME sector will be useful to policymakers.”
Operating from its HQ and main production facility at Castlecary near Glasgow, CMS Window Systems employs more than 245 people, serving customers across the UK in the social housing, private housebuilding, commercial, education and healthcare sectors. It manufactures a wide range of thermally superior aluminium and PVC windows, doors and curtain walling in the most resource efficient way with its award-winning in-house ‘closed loop’ recycling processes ensuring the most sustainable and energy efficient products are available to customers.
*CMS Window Systems Chief Operating Officer, David Ritchie (2nd from right), discussing the importance of SMEs to the UK economy at a special Parliamentary Reception in London organised by BEIS, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.