Established in September 2021, South Yorkshire-based Trade Window Centre is a glazing business specialising in windows and doors that was launched by two industry veterans and former schoolfriends, Dominic Francis and Ryan Arnold. With a shared background as window fitters, their journey from frustrated installers to founders of a thriving glazing supplier is a testament to their mutually strong work ethics and sharp business judgement.
Dominic and Ryan started out in the industry separately as fitters, accumulating a combined 17 years of experience. This meant they were well-equipped with invaluable knowledge of the sector, as well as a strong understanding of the challenges that both suppliers and installers faced.
Since its launch, much of TWC’s success can be attributed to Dominic and Ryan’s dual expertise. Not only do they have intricate knowledge of window and door installation, but their past experience means they also appreciate the importance of maintaining a satisfied customer base.
However, what really sets Trade Window Centre apart is the friendship that Dominic and Ryan share. Their mutual respect, shared values, and genuine desire to see each other succeed have been pivotal in shaping this company’s ethos, and have produced a cohesive and effective business leadership team.
TWC has invested in state-of-the-art machinery that streamlined their manufacturing process, ensuring quick turnaround times without compromising quality. Recognising that a company is only as strong as its employees, Dominic and Ryan invest in thorough, well-trained staff, equipping them with the skills required to tackle complex projects with quick turnaround times. Ensuring staff satisfaction increases retention and reduces rates of costly turnover and onboarding. This not only keeps prices competitive for customers but also fosters an environment of effective collaboration and teamwork.
Dom and Ryan’s journey from former schoolfriends to industry leaders reflects their determination to bridge the gap between quality and affordability.