8, 9, 10 KM Ken!

Published by swctrade on 02 Oct 2018
Our very own Ken Boak here at SWC Trade Frames, with his unrivalled reputation for excellent customer service, and his delicious home-made cakes that


8, 9, 10 KM Ken!

Our very own Ken Boak here at SWC Trade Frames, with his unrivalled reputation for excellent customer service, and his delicious home-made cakes that we’re all massive fans of, is taking on a big challenge this year to celebrate his milestone 60th birthday.

Ken, otherwise known as 8, 9, 10… is running a 10K marathon!

Ken Boak

Under his own admission, Ken tells us that ‘the only thing he has run since leaving school is a bath’, so we’ve arranged for a few extra paramedics to be on standby!

Ken will be running alongside his sons, James and Mark as well as daughter Becki on Sunday 21st October & he is hoping to raise some money for his chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK.

Ken is a true gentleman who regularly gives back to the community. He is a fantastic role model to all those around him. If for every time Ken has helped someone out, a donation of £1 was made, then we’d reach the target of £1,000 overnight!

Please follow the link below to Ken’s just giving page & make his huge effort even more worthwhile by helping him to raise money & awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.


Good luck Ken!

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In the spotlight…..

By day, Paul Margetts is a mild mannered Transport & Logistics Manager at SWC, but outside of this Paul is a real local hero who volunteers for Her Majesty’s Coastguard search and rescue team within the Scarborough borough. Saving lives whilst risking their own, is an everyday occurrence for the fearless teams of rescuers and emergency services up and down the country.

When we go home at night after work to relax & put our feet up, when needed, Paul is out saving lives, almost always in the face of adversity, which is an incredible contribution to the local community and a role with responsibilities that command our utmost respect.

As an unpaid volunteer, Paul together with the other emergency services do an inspiring and truly fantastic job. We are all very proud of these deserving gallant heroes who we give our thanks, praise & recognition too.


A word from Paul….

I joined HM Coastguard on 31 July 2012 after a lengthy but interesting recruitment and selection process. Once accepted into the Scarborough Team I had to undergo a lot of training in order to ensure that I was competent in the basics of being a Coastguard Rescue Officer (CRO). This process can take around 1 year to complete, but I was pretty keen so I made sure I put the extra hours and time into the role so that I could put myself forward for the relevant tests in order to become an active team member sooner rather than later. Within around 2 months I had managed to get myself to the required knowledge level, therefore I was issued with my pager and allowed to attend emergency call-outs. Over the coming months/years I increased my knowledge and experience by being an active team member as I pretty much attended every call-out and training session during that time.


During my first few years as a CRO I was based in Whitby through the day with my previous job, therefore, I carried a pager for that area and attended any daytime call-outs. My then employer was happy for me to leave work to attend these calls, providing I made the hours up, which I did. Responding to incidents for the Scarborough and Whitby Team(s) gave me a response area from the Blue Dolphin Caravan Park in the souh to the north or Staithes, due to the overlap of resources. I absolutely loved being on-call for these two areas, although it did get very difficult at times due to the pressures of work and the pressures of some of the incidents that I/we were tasked to. In the 7 years I have been a member of HM Coastguard I would say that I have attended hundreds of incidents and I believe that I have learnt something new from every one that I’ve been involved with.

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Random Acts Of Kindness In Partnership With Yorkshire Coast Radio

Here at SWC we know that a simple act of kindness can make somebodies day so we teamed up with our local radio station, Yorkshire Coast Radio to spread some cheer up and down the Yorkshire coast with some Random Acts Of Kindness. Now employing around 140 much valued staff; supporting the community is core to our company family values, so we were delighted to get involved with Yorkshire Coast Radio to ‘delight’ members of the public with Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts Of Kindness

Paddy & Tom, 2 of the lovely presenters at the radio station went out and about along the Yorkshire Coast doing random good turns. During the promotion, they turned up at a supermarket check-out and paid for peoples shopping, gave delicious cakes & snacks to passers by, paid for taxis, bought gifts for local volunteers who do sterling work to support others, paid for a hairdo, went to a local school and celebrated a much loved dinner lady’s BIG birthday, ..and gave a donation to MIND to help them with the wonderful work they do around mental health taboot!

Random Acts Of Kindness

Thus far, the feedback we’ve received around the Community’s engagement with this project through Social Media shows in excess of 92,500 hits & 43,500 views of the videos!

If you follow the link below, you will be able view some of the acts of kindness. If you want a laugh (or a cringe!), yours truly is on the “Do you mind if we interrupt?” video!


Susan Richings
on behalf of Team SWC

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Retiring after 33 years in business!

Colin Barnes and Mark Catchpole

Colin Barnes of C B Windows is finally retiring at the young age of only 74!

C B Windows was formed in 1985 and has operated throughout the Tyne Valley in the North East of England. Colin’s contribution to the double glazing industry over the years is probably unmeasurable and his commitment and service to his thousands of happy customers has always been of the utmost importance. With his wife Gill by his side and Hedley his trusted fitter’s support, they have represented the double glazing industry supremely in the North East of England within the Prudhoe, Hexham, and the Ryton areas. It’s now time for Colin to put his feet up, sit back and enjoy a long and happy retirement. It has been an absolute pleasure to be Colin’s supplier for so many years, where together we have built a strong business relationship. Whilst the trading side is soon to close, the friendship that has flourished over the years with SWC will last forever! You will be sadly missed by the team here Colin but we know that your retirement is thoroughly deserved.

So…a message from us to you…”Colin and Gill Barnes ‘auf weidersehen’ and best wishes from all the staff here at team SWC. We salute you! Enjoy your retirement together & if you need any windows, you know where we are!” X

Mark Catchpole
Sales Director

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SWC Partner with Solidor


SWC are now an official partner of Solidor & the ONLY distributor of Solidor composite doors on the North East coast of England.


Solidor is one of very few brands recognised in our industry amongst homeowners. As a result they receive in excess of 3,000 hits a day on their website & generate hundreds of leads.

We see this as a great opportunity for SWC & you as a customer to get involved in the action & give homeowners the additional options they seem to crave!

Introducing Solidor into your portfolio will provide you with a solid timber core option, premium colour variants, more contemporary door styles, heritage and contemporary furniture options as well as a multitude of beautiful glass designs.


Solidor is also a fantastic option for Residence 9 jobs.
For the postcodes we service, Solidor are going to channel leads through SWC, which we will pass onto you as our much valued customers.

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8, 9, 10 KM Ken!

Published by swctrade on 02 Oct 2018
Our very own Ken Boak here at SWC Trade Frames, with his unrivalled reputation for excellent customer service, and his delicious home-made cakes that