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July 2018

Indian Tiger

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An industry backed school’s rugby programme, developed to offer opportunity to children living in some of India’s most deprived districts, has formed a new partnership with Leicester Tigers.

Sliders UK began its support for the Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme in 2016. This is built on a model first pioneered in the UK by the Atlas Foundation which promotes discipline and team working through the sport.

Alex Murphy, Sliders UK’s Managing Director and former London Irish loose-head prop, coaches as part of the scheme.

He explained: “The Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme has seen massive growth. This year’s festival was attended by 700 children from Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta – that’s 200 more than last year.

“The programme is really about outreach to some of India’s poorest communities, giving children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in sport the chance to do so, while encouraging their learning and academic achievement through teamwork.”

Sliders UK’s Alex Murphy (centre left) and former England loose-head prop Jason Leonard (centre right), founder of the Atlas foundation with children from the Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme





The Atlas foundation was set up by 114 England Cap loose-head prop Jason Leonard, to provide a link between businesses looking to make a contribution as part of their CSR strategies and grassroots rugby worldwide as a funding organization.

He was on hand this summer as part of the coaching team, joined by Leicester Tigers Vice President of Global Partnerships,  Scott Clarke who attended as part of a new partnership between the Premiership Club and the Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme.

Murphy first formed links with the Delhi Hurricanes during his time as Business Head of Fenesta Building Systems. India’s largest PVC-U window manufacturer the company is part of the chemicals giant, DCM Shriram.

Sliders UK’s continuing sponsorship of the scheme helps to finance three full-time coaching posts in Delhi, in partnership with  funding from the Atlas Foundation.

“The experience of going out and coaching these children is always incredible because you can see what it does for them and how much they grow.

“As a business we’re delighted to be able to continue our support for the programme, which is making a genuine difference to the lives of young people living in some of India’s poorest communities.”

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Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold sales top 100 frames per week

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Sliders UK has reported that sales of the Ultimate Evolution have gone from a standing start to an average of 100 frames per week in less than two-years.

Added to its range alongside it’s established ALUK offer  at the tail-end of 2016, the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold is now Sliders UK’s biggest selling aluminium bi-fold.

It features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option, which fitted to both sides of the door, makes squaring and setting faster – cutting installation time to as little as 45 minutes.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK, said:  “What you get with the Ultimate Evolution are some very slim sightlines combined with considered and well thought-out hardware, which make it a very strong retail proposition.

“The other reason that we have seen the exceptional take-up that we have is the efficiency it delivers in installation with the adjustable jamb option that really sets it apart. This deals with imperfections in brick work, making it much easier to align the door correctly.

“We have customers fitting the Ultimate Evolution in as little as 45 minutes. The benefit is twofold: it saves time on site; but in making it easier to get the door square, it runs better, almost eliminating call backs.”

All of our bi-folds go through rigorous quality checks before being protected for dispatch

The Ultimate Evolution bi-fold, is available in multiple panel configurations including open-in or open-out, with a maximum sash height and width of 3000mm x 1200mm.

With colour-matched handles and magnetic door holders, a low threshold option and 30mm polyamide thermal break for increased thermal values, it is also fully tested to PAS 24 and BS6375 Part 1 Weather Testing.

Increasing demand for the Ultimate Evolution has contributed to Sliders UK’s sustained growth since it’s management buy-in in April 2017. This set the door specialist on a course which has seen it significantly expand its offer.

This has included the addition of a new aluminium inline sliding patio door, manufactured in ALUK’s BSC94 system and the new Ultimate Aluminium window.

Manufactured in ALUK’s proven 70mm Optio System, this achieves u-values as low as 1.2W/m2K.  It’s also fully tested to PAS24 and is Part Q compliant.

“Aluminium is an increasingly important part of our offer”, said Mines. He continued: “We also continue to supply the Duraflex sliding and bi-folding door and Eurocell Aspect, alongside our new composite door offer from Capstone.”

The expansion of its offer and the growth seen in sales of the Ultimate Evolution saw Sliders UK post year-on-year growth of 34% in May.

“It’s a big achievement that we are where we are in a market which got off to a fairly slow start at the beginning of the year. That’s down to a collective hard work that we have put in to develop our product and service offer and most significantly the continuing support and loyalty of our customers.”


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