Sheerline has been announced as a finalist in the two categories of the G23 Awards – Best Business Initiative of the Year for its new S2 conservatory roof system, and the Rising Star category for Ben Hartshorn.

The new roof system was introduced in response to ‘the stagnation that had beset the conservatory roof system market, leading to a lack of choice and a drying up of innovation’, says the company. Launching S2, through partners Prefix and Supalite was a strategic decision for the company, which had already enjoyed success with its S1 roof lantern.

Ben joined the team in 2019 since when he has progressed from assisting with designing and testing physical prototypes in the early product cycle stages to heading up major product development projects and has recently been promoted to head Sheerline’s team of Technical Support Engineers.

His successes to date include the development of a clip-in bead option for the ultra-slim Classic Window, as well as the recently introduced Classic Heritage Door.

Sheerline CEO Roger Hartshorn said: “We’re delighted to be finalists in two categories for the G23 Awards this year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the breadth of work we’re undertaking. The S2 is already proving popular, which isn’t a surprise given the success of the S1 and the latest addition to our roof range, SheerVent.”

“There is clearly demand for reliable, thermally efficient, customisable conservatory and lantern roof systems. It’s also great for the company to be recognised for our people. For us, it’s important team members gain a broad work experience so they can specialise while developing their knowledge and working their way up, which is precisely what Ben has done.”

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