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Image Above: Cube Glass MD, Gary Thorn

Cube Glass is staking a claim to be the best qualified manufacture and installation team in Scotland, with virtually every one of its employees achieving challenging national standards.

The Cumbernauld-based glass and aluminium specialist, which was established in 2004, has created a training and accomplishment environment, which has gained it an outstandingly high ratio of qualifications.

Its entire team of seven fabricators has attained the NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation, with six of them achieving Level 3, a competence qualification for individuals working as Installers and Window and Door Fitters.

Level 3 includes installing glass supporting systems for conservatories, window and door units. The qualification covers identifying and rectifying technical problems, improving the work of the organisation and identifying and confirming installation requirements as mandatory.

The Cube Glass office staff have achieved similar high standards, with seven of the team acquiring a Level 3 Surveying qualification, allowing them to undertake project management, estimating and site survey roles.

Gary Thorn, Cube Glass founder and Managing Director, said: “In Cube Glass, it is really the case that our staff are our most important asset. For that reason, we are investing in them and their futures with the aim of creating sustainable employment in high quality roles which provide tangible job satisfaction.

“I have made it a priority to make sure that the teams are not only competent, but that they feel that they have had the best training opportunities that it is possible for us to offer them.”

Cube Glass has also created the chance to gain coveted industry qualifications from its major suppliers, including top sector names such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and German manufacturer Schüco.

For instance, on a recent project which involved fitting blast resistant windows and doors, the team attended a Schüco course and were examined in order to be SABRE (Schüco Approved Blast/Bullet Resistance Expert) approved.

The high-calibre skill sets in the Cube Glass team have helped the company to win a range of recent contracts totalling in excess of £500,000 and the business continues to expand exponentially.

The company, based within Cumbernauld’s Lenziemill Industrial Estate, focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass.

With record sales this year of around £2.75m, it has 14 highly-qualified employees. Around 80% of the company’s sales are made to major companies such as Hilton Hotels, the Ministry of Defence, Arnold Clark, Morris and Spottiswood and Clark Contracts. It is operating throughout the UK.

www.cube-glass.com