With the continuing huge demand for their SMART aluminium bi-folding doors, Made For Trade have increased their order processing department again with three new recruits.

University graduate Andy Clews, manufacturing office worker Lee Daw, and former-complaints handler Alex Jamieson have quickly settled in and are the first point of contact for Made For Trade’s bi-folding door quotes, orders, and general enquiries.

Andy, Lee, and Alex (left, top to bottom) join the existing bi-folds team that consists of Glen Cahill (Factory Manager), Mo Moussa (Transport Manager), and Stacey Webley (Order Processor) who is currently on maternity leave.

Andy, who is from Middlesbrough, started in December and says he enjoys helping customers and ensuring they are satisfied with the service provided.

He said: “The role can be demanding during busy periods but working in a small office environment has allowed for a good rapport between myself and my colleagues, making each day humourous and interesting.”

Fellow Middlesbrough resident Alex has a background in dealing with customer care at Barclaycard but has found he prefers working in the efficient team at Made For Trade to that of his previous role.

Alex explained: “I have settled really well into the job and feel at home here already. My last job had upwards of 200 staff in the office and any feedback, ideas, or concerns often went unheard. It also really helps that everyone here gets on!”

Experienced manufacturing order processor Lee, who lives in Bowburn, Co.Durham, added: “Everyone I work with has been very helpful and friendly - this is something that I have noticed throughout the company.”

The new recruits joined Made For Trade between December and May following a successful 2015, where the Teesside-based company recorded a 98% increase in demand for their Visofold 1000 aluminium bi-folding doors.

The supplier, who also fabricate conservatory roof kits, have seen year-on-year growth in recent years, leading to a significant expansion which has seen staff numbers and factory space increase dramatically.

In addition, a very successful debut exhibition at the FIT Show 2016 saw the unveiling of their innovative new Korniche lantern roof which includes ground-breaking design features. With production on the Korniche imminent, Made For Trade have proved themselves to be a growing force in the fenestration industry.