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September News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our September News…

We hope that you have all had a good summer. We have been busy here at Mann McGowan improving our factory and offices and introducing new machinery and manufacturing methods, all to give you, our valued customers, improved lead times and service levels. We have successfully completed, during the summer months, our transition from ISO9000 2008 to the ISO9000 2015 quality management system, along with completing our Certifire audits.

In this newsletter we will be discussing our popular acoustic seals, meeting Dave Boulton our new Commercial Manager and announcing a special promotion to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2017!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Certifire Audits

Certifire is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry and we have successfully completed our audits over the summer months.

 

ISO 9000 2015

ISO 9000 is a set of international standards on quality management and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality system elements to be implemented to maintain an efficient quality system. They are not specific to any one industry and can be applied to organizations of any size.

 

Mann McGowan Smoke & Acoustic Sealing Solutions

Mann McGowan has enhanced its highly successful product range to include Acoustic Sealing Solutions, offering complete acoustic, smoke, dust and ambient weather seals. Importantly, these seals can be used in conjunction with Mann McGowan’s intumescent fire seals to provide complete protection.

For more information click here or contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Commercial Manager Dave Boulton.

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
Started in April 2017, so only six months ago.

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
Have never been a big ‘sports’ fan but do like watching darts and snooker (the energetic type sports!)

What is your favourite food & drink?
On a recent holiday to Italy we had salt baked Sea Bass so I guess that has to be up there with one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I would love to have it again. As for drink a nice glass of red or white wine always goes down well!

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Would have to say that seeing the seven wonders of the world would be a fantastic experience. I have never been into beach holidays and always prefer to explore some of the local cultures and cuisines.

What is your proudest moment?
That would have to be the birth of my three daughters who, although are no longer children, still seem to spend money quicker than I can earn it! And of course my Grandson who is nearly six. I can go and do ‘man’ things now with him, like fishing and crabbing, which girls don’t often do!

 

 

 

July News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our July News…

Things at Mann McGowan never stand still!  With new recruits joining the team and an office expansion we are certainly keeping busy. In this newsletter we will be detailing our recent attendance at the BWF Members Day, highlighting the importance of the 5 step check and meeting our Extrusion Supervisor; Andrzej Czerniecki.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

BWF Members Day 2017

BWF

On 15th June we attended the BWF Members Day at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel.  It was a great day and gave us the opportunity to network with others in the industry and hear from some inspiring and knowledgeable experts.

For a run down on the day visit;
http://www.bwf.org.uk/news/bwf_pr/unwavering-mission-on-behalf-of-the-joinery-industry-hailed-at-bwf-annual-conference

 

5 Things to check for Fire Door Safety

In light of the Grenfell Tower disaster and further stories appearing on the news every day it is imperative that we all follow the 5 step check.  If you think the building you’re living in, working in or visiting has a faulty fire door, don’t walk by. Report it to whoever manages or owns the building. You could save a life that day.

We just wanted to take this opportunity to express our condolences and thoughts to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower atrocity.

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Extrusion Supervisor, Andrzej Czerniecki.

Andrew

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
I have been working for the company over 10 years, ever since I moved to England.

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
I like to watch football, tennis and all kinds of sport. I don’t only watch sport, I also try to be active and go to gym or run. I support Polish national football team  for “good and bad”.

What is your favourite food & drink?
I love fish and chips, a good curry and of course, Polish traditional food with cold beer.

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
would love one day to go to the America. I like to spend my holidays in the sunshine by the coast, I enjoy swimming in the sea and visiting historical places together with my family.

What is your proudest moment?
I am proud of my children’s education, they have both done well in University and I am pleased how well my family have adapted to England since when we moved here.

 

 

 

June News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our June News…

We hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather, at long last!  But remember just because it is warm don’t prop those fire doors open! In this newsletter we will be explaining the benefits of Pyromas, announcing our involvement with Fire Door Safety Week and meeting the newest member of the Mann McGowan team; Howard Saunders, our Office Administrator.  The team continues to grow here at Mann McGowan with 3 new members starting this month as part of our company expansion!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Pyromas A – Intumescent Acrylic Sealant

Pyromas

Wherever plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation services penetrate through fire separating structures, the integrity of these elements must be maintained.  Pyromas A is an intumescent sealant combining
water-based acrylic emulsion with fillers to provide high levels of fire resistance in a range of building applications.

Key features of Pyromas A include:

* Solvent free and when subjected to fire its chemical reaction emits low levels of smoke
* Proven 4-hour fire resistance
* Provides 52dB acoustic rating
* Available in standard colours of white, brown and grey. Non-standard colours available on request
* Supplied in 310ml cartridges to fit standard mastic guns

For more information on Pyromas A click here or email sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk
Here at Mann McGowan we manufacture a comprehensive range of glazing seals for timber and steel systems. Easily located between fire resisting glass and untreated timber glazing beads, Pyroglaze’s self adhesive semi-rigid PVC encapsulated strips are quick and easy to install and need no cleaning down after installation.

 

Fire Door Safety Week 2017

FireDoor

According to statistics released by Fire Door Safety Week “there are about 3 million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire and their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. However, they remain a significant area of neglect, often the first thing to be downgraded on a specification and mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged and badly maintained.”

We are once again proudly supporting Fire Door Safety Week in 2017. Keep a look out for a special promotional offer we will be running during the week 25th September – 1st October 2017.
More news coming soon!

 

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Office Administrator, Howard Saunders.

Howard

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
I joined in September 2016 so a whole 9 months!

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
I enjoy watching Rugby, and the odd football match, being from Southampton I would have to say I’m a saints fan, although as a kid I watched Tottenham play a lot, back in the days of Gary Linekar and Paul Gascoigne (yes it was that long ago!)

What is your favourite food & drink?
I’m quite partial to Italian food, carb overload but very tasty.

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
I fell in love with Thailand and Cambodia when I travelled there last year, nothing beats swimming in the sea at 2am when the water is still around 20 degrees and watching the plankton glow all around me.

What is your proudest moment?
Finding out today (1st June 2017) that I’m going to be a dad for the first time!