Ian Short, founder and managing director of Uni-Blinds manufacturer Morley Glass, has received the ‘outstanding achievement’ award in the GGP Installer Awards.

Ian said: “This award recognises the efforts of the whole Morley Glass team who work hard every day to do the best that they can for our customers, whether that is in the service we provide or the quality of our products.

“Without their dedication, enthusiasm and passion, the business would not have grown to be the success that it has, nor would we have been able to achieve what we have in our post-consumer glass recycling scheme.”

Ian founded Morley Glass in 1998, initially as a general glass processing business, before spotting an opportunity to manufacture integral blinds for the UK market in 2004. Having seen how these shading and privacy solutions had been embraced in other countries, he believed there was great potential to be unlocked here, providing that he worked with the right supply partners and offered a comprehensive package of technical and sales support for installers. 

Twenty years later, Ian partnered with ScreenLine systems company Pellini S.p.A., which pioneered the integral blind concept in Italy in the 1970s. Later, he partnered with Saint-Gobain and Glassolutions to develop its award-winning circular economy scheme to reduce the amount of post-consumer glass going to landfill.


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