Trade fabricator Listers scooped the ‘PVC Fabricator of the Year’ trophy at this year’s National Fenestration Awards.
The multi-site national fabricator was selected by industry peers as the most deserving recipient of the award at a gala dinner held at the Hilton Doncaster Racecourse hotel last month.
“We are thrilled to have won,” said regional sales and marketing director Sam Weber, “It is testament to all the hard work that everyone across Listers puts into producing quality products, while being easy to deal with.”
He continued: “According to the organisers, this year’s event was the biggest since the awards were established in 2013, with 2,128 nominations submitted. So it was a massive achievement just to get nominated.”
GJB Group acquired Listers in 2017, and in the process created one of the largest fabricators in the UK. Now operating under a single fabricator brand, Listers employs 340 people across 10 locations including six ‘Big Trade Counters’.
The company partners with several key suppliers including Sheerline, Residence Collection, Eurocell, Veka, Reynaers and Doorco to provide a wide range of products for customers, including a premium collection, which is expected to be key as the market for home improvement products slows going into 2023.
Listers also pays the ‘Real Living Wage’ as a minimum. Most recently the company recognised the impact of higher fuel, energy and rents were having on employees and introduced a new ‘Cost of Living Allowance’ of £1,000. This applied to all staff across all sites (except the Board), and will run to more than £400,000, representing the biggest single investment in the business since the acquisition in 2017.