leading light issue 3
Projects Introduction & News Marketing
Moscow Cancer Hospital Project cancer hospital

Floor to ceiling glazing featuring a floral design using products from the RegaLead range is contributing to a sense of calm at a Moscow Cancer Hospital.
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TGK audience award goes to Overlay project from Romania

Each year, Regalead partner, TGK runs an art glass competition based on a theme and this year's was "Light and Shadow". Some incredible pieces were submitted from around the world using a variety of art glass techniques but we were delighted that one of the winners was a long time overlay user and good customer of both TGK and RegaLead, Daniel Neghru of Romania. Art Deco glass at Ingilstone Stud.

SGO of Glasgow, the Scottish franchisee of the 350+ worldwide network of Stained Glass Overlay studios recently completed a prestige project at Ingilstone Stud in Renfrew.
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Projects of the month

Each month we will be running a "project of the month" competition and the winners will get their work displayed on our new website with a link to their site and a £250 credit to use against future material purchases. Please send your photographs along with a brief description of the project including the installation date and location to guy.hubble@regalead.co.uk

Guy Hubble
Sales and Marketing Director

Guy Hubble

Despite the global economic crisis, we are delighted to report that during 2009 RegaLead's sales were up in most markets worldwide and this trend is continuing into 2010. I believe our resilience to the downturn demonstrates the enduring appeal of decorative glass and how this added value product can be used successfully to boost sales of doors and windows, making it an especially useful tool in today's exceptionally competitive and challenging marketplace.

Even though the window market in 2009 saw a 25% drop in sales on 2008, the decorative glass market continued to grow. That's why at RegaLead we are committed to maximising this growth potential for our customers with exciting product developments, marketing initiatives - and some new faces - which we'll be revealing in this latest edition of Leading Light.

Our big news in December 2009 was the acquisition of the CadRam business. CadRam has been a key partner of RegaLead for many years and we have exhibited and developed distribution channels together across the world. We see the coming together of our two businesses as a logical progression of a highly successful working relationship that will bring benefits all round.

2009 was also the year that the composite door market finally delivered on its product and pricing promises and has experienced further growth in 2010. As the market has matured, sales are starting to grow outside social housing sector and into the retail sector - and RegaLead is leading the way in this burgeoning market with the Signature Glazing Options - a unique decorative glazing package for composite door companies.

Amidst all these new market opportunities, we've not forgotten our traditional customers. That's why we've also expanded our popular Creative Options concept with consumer-style brochures and a website to support and develop our important core business.

We hope you'll find plenty of inspiring ideas in this latest newsletter. If you'd like more information on any of the topics covered in this newsletter, please get in touch with the team by calling 0161 946 1164 or emailing us at sales@regalead.co.uk.
Alternatively, you can click on to our newly updated website at www.regalead.co.uk.

Industry Leaders Following
CadRam Acquisition

We are now the industry's leading supplier of decorative techniques for flat glass following the acquisition of CadRam, the manufacturer of innovative resin-based systems for producing decorative glass. The investment brings together exciting CadRam products like the Colorspray and Decorative Resin systems and RegaLead's huge range of overlays, bevels, films and self-adhesive lead products, to create a truly unrivalled collection - all under one roof.
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Colorspray Now Available From Stock

As a result of our recent acquisition of CadRam, the Colorspray system can now be supplied to customers from stock - and comes with the backing of a brand new collection of marketing and retail material. We've also set up a specialist internal support team, headed up by Charles Rabone, to help our customers explore new sales opportunities for Colorspray and other glass processing innovations for the growing decorative glass market.
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New Coated Colours

RegaLead is extending its range of coated lead profiles with new Gold and Chrome finishes using our proven polyester powder coating technology. Our existing Antique Iron and Antique Copper colours have become top sellers with customers wanting to simulate wrought iron effect designs and we're sure these new options will be just as popular. Powder coatings give a tough scratch resistant finish and our new Gold and highly polished Chrome coatings will retain their attractive colour and shine over time, making them ideal for matching in with today's popular colours for cabinet door furniture.
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Decorative Options
More Inspiration, More Added Value
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We've been working hard to bring you our Decorative Options consumer catalogue packed with lots of new design ideas plus a dedicated website to help you add value to your sales for doors, windows and conservatories. In this latest version you'll find all the favourites for fanlights plus exciting new decorative options for sidelights and toplights together with diamond and rectangular block leading for windows.
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Composites Given Their Own Signature signature logo

Last year we saw the composite door market finally come of age and deliver on its promises in terms of pricing and quality of its marketing to both consumers and the trade, and that in turn is generating increasing demand in the retail sector. For our part, we're supporting this welcome growth with the launch of Signature Glazing Options, which provides composite door companies with a great range of decorative glazing options to support their retail offerings, backed by new consumer-style brochures and a user-friendly website.

Signature Glazing Options expands the decorative design potential for composite doors with a multitude of glass designs, options and door styles to choose from allowing homeowners to personalise their home effortlessly and create a first impression that speaks volumes.

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Exhibition Update
The year so far.

Windows and Doors
Istanbul, Turkey March 2010

TGK Open house
Shloss Holte, Germany. May 2010

MosBuild, Moscow, Russia
April 2010

Veteco, Madrid, Spain
May 2010

Mir Stekla, Moscow Russia
June 2010

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And still to come...

Glasstec
Dusseldorf, Germany 28th Sept 1st October

The Big 5
Dubai, UAE 22-25th November

www.thebig5exhibition.com

People
Darren Baker
joins the RegaLead Team
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We're delighted to announce that Darren Baker, former Director at the helm of CadRam, has joined RegaLead's management team following acquisition of the company.

Ricardo Figueiredo Exports his Skills to RegaLead
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28-year old Ricardo Figueiredo is the latest recruit to our busy Export Sales Department and will be working with the team to develop commercial opportunities for RegaLead mainly in the Spanish and Latin American markets and will be leading the sales effort for CadRam internationally.

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