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DHF launches Commercial Department
October 2018

The Door & Hardware Federation has announced the formation of a Commercial Department to support the organisation’s growth, particularly with its training offering.

The department will be headed by former Marketing Manager Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens who is promoted to Commercial Manager and will oversee its development, with an emphasis on streamlining training course booking processes as well as continuing with the marketing function.

The organisation says Patricia will be tasked with taking its training department ‘to the next level’, including offering online booking facilities for all training courses and ensuring that new entrants into the industry are presented with the opportunity to become proficient with the necessary accreditations, qualifications, such as NVQ, and CSCS cards.

Patricia said: “The creation of a new Commercial Department will enable us to co-ordinate and restructure our training offering to ensure our programmes continue to provide both members and non-members with the support, technical expertise, information and knowledge they need to operate in their chosen sector, successfully and compliantly. 

“Currently, DHF has four training courses on offer: the well-established two-day Diploma courses for Automated Gates and Industrial & Garage Doors, the one-day Industrial & Garage Door Certificate course, and now the recently-launched one-day Automated Gate Safety certificate course.  Additionally, DHF will continue to work with BRE on the Fire Door Inspection training courses.  I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to develop this department and look forward to a new and exciting chapter in DHF’s continuing expansion.”

DHF’s training programmes provide delegates with a deeper understanding of legislation affecting supply, installation, maintenance and repair. Recently, it moved its head office premises to The Barn at Shuttington Fields Farm, a larger office space including a Training Academy.

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