Victorian Sliders made 2,347 windows in the second week of December, more than any other in our 15-year history.

It came as we reached the end of a year that saw us register a 9% growth in sales, something that group managing director Andy Jones said will set the tone for 2020.

“We’ve got some incredibly ambitious plans for the 12 months ahead,” he said. “We’ve invested £10 milliom over the last five years to lay the foundations for the next phase in our history, and in 2019 we’ve seen that really start to bear fruit.

“Now, we’re able to produce more windows, more quickly, to higher standards than ever before. But in 2020, that’s going to accelerate even further.

“By the middle of the year, we’ll have launched the next generation of EcoSlide window, an ingenious new design we’ve developed entirely in house, and we’re planning to spend a further £1.8 million on other projects.

“Some of this will go on bringing more state-of-the-art technology to our recycling centre and mixing plants, and we may have a few surprises in store on the product front before the year is out.”