A new online support service is due for launch with the aim of bringing management and marketing services within reach of fenestration installers and other SMEs.

UBoom is the creation of Inside the Box Marketing, whose director Chris Globe explained: “Over the years it has become clear when talking to installers and SMEs in the fenestration industry that they have all the same business needs and challenges as large-scale companies. However, so many of the business systems and support tools in the market are often too expensive and not necessarily appropriate for them. We believe that solutions that are specifically tailored to the sector, hand-picked, affordable and all in one place are something that installers and SMEs will truly benefit from.

“Similarly, we have met so many small suppliers over the years with fantastic products which will really benefit the industry; it felt like the right time to put all the parties in this landscape together.

“UBoom pulls together the most appropriate and affordable fenestration industry support and presents it all in one ‘at a glance’ place. Whether it be creating a virtual showroom or sourcing the right software for selling windows and doors online or getting hold of an easy invoicing system, UBoom has done all the hard work and identified the ideal solutions for installers from a range of tried and trusted suppliers.”

He added that managers of fenestration industry membership groups have already shown interest: “They see UBoom as a great way of helping their networks become stronger and more profitable by accessing the toolkits on the platform. For network managers we can create their own UBoom marketplaces tailored to the needs of their own members.”