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Get to know SWA member, Perla Windows

May 2022

 Get to know SWA member, Perla Windows

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Pictured left is NickVassilopoulosDirector of Perla Windows
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AsPerla Windowsapproaches its first anniversary as aSteel Window Associationmember, Lauren Murphy ofTaylor Aldenspeaks toNick Vassilopoulos, Director of Perla Windows to get to know him better.

How long have you been a member of the SWA?

Just under a year - time is flying! 

What is the most exciting or interesting project you've worked on?

It has to be when we worked on a sheep farm.

What is a typical day like at Perla Windows?

Like most jobs, no two days are the same. We start work at 7am - there's four of us in the office and one who works remotely. Our team is made up of one Business Manager/Sales Director, one Sales Director who overseas pricing, one Technical Director and an Operations Manager. We also have three installation teams. We are a small, well-run team and have a wonderful synergy in the office.

Are there any challenges you've faced but overcome in recent years?

Like the whole country, supply chains have been an issue at times in recent years. Other slight challenges we've overcome have been glass quality and processes for growth. 

How long have you worked at Perla Windows?

Seven years. 

What was your first job?

Nothing to do with windows - it was working at Intel (computer company). 

What was the best piece of advice you have been given?

Learn to listen!

Where is your dream holiday destination?

Southern Spain! 

Tipple of choice?

Tequila, definitely. 

If you had to choose another career, what would it be? 

Probably a garden designer. 

For further information on the Steel Window Association or if you're interested in becoming a member, please

Editors' notes

SWA members have exclusive access to a range of collectively developed energy- rated systems which are compliant with building regulations and that are recognised by theBritish Fenestration Rating Council(BFRC). The SWA also works in cooperation with both the British and European standards agencies, window research bodies and other influential organisations; includingFENSAand as mentioned above, theConstruction Products Associationand theGlass & Glazing Federation.  Members of the Steel Window Association offer a UK wide service for the refurbishment, repair and replacement of various types of old metal windows, doors and screens, as well as being able to manufacture new fenestration which fully meets the requirements of the building regulations.

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