January 2019

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DOORCO Supports Nigerian Kids to Achieve Football Dreams

In Summer of 2018, an ambitious parent had the idea to ask school and sports teams to donate old football kits to benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. By the end of the year, we had amassed boxes and boxes of kits, boots, jackets and balls which were going to make their way to Nigeria.  At this point, DOORCO offered to assist with packing and transport and they left our premises early December to arrive just in time for Christmas. The equipment was destined for Sanctuary Strikers FC, a youth football team based in Ibadan, that aims to nurture, develop and promote talent.

DOORCO was delighted to support this initiative which is being driven by a local parent (@mischahaddow) with support from Terra Nova School (@terranovaschool) and our local youth football team, Wilmslow Sports FC (@wilmslowsportsfc).  The ultimate aim is for the children from school or Wilmslow Sport to get together with SSFC for a friendly sometime in the future. Watch this space!

 

 

 

New DOORCO IT Innovative Set to Power Sales for the Entire Door Supply Chain

doorco-my door designer benefitsDOORCO Ltd is once again raising the bar with the launch of a fully comprehensive online customer support package that is set to transform how the sector sells.

“Working as closely with our customers as we do, we identified a need to make the process of generating leads, creating orders and ultimately selling more doors, even easier,” explains Ben Aspinall, DOORCO’s IT & Projects Lead. “Which is why we commissioned specialist development company, The Consultancy, to develop unique online customer packages, not only for our fabricator customers, but for installers too.

“Our fabricators can already order directly with DOORCO online, but this new package helps them do business with their customers online too. At the first level, our fabricators can now utilise our DOORCO door designer to power their own bespoke online ordering systems and door designers. This means their installer customers can generate instant quotes and orders from them directly via individual trade portals. Our fabricators can also provide their own version of the door designer to their ‘full door set’ customers to assist selling more doors online or closing the sale in the field. The whole system allows homeowners to design, quote and order doors online via Door slab and prepped slab fabricators and their installers.

“We haven’t stopped there though. We’ve also launched a stand-alone installer package to allow installers direct access to the DOORCO door designer, that can again be individually branded to their business and used on their website, or within their own business.

“In addition to this, on the DOORCO website at www.door-co.com, we also offer homeowners a door designer facility that allows them to browse the style, frame, colour, glass, and hardware options they’re considering and see them come together in the final door design, before they request a quote. These leads are then distributed to our fabricator and installer customers.

“The Consultancy holds all the data and images for the latest DOORCO range on file, therefore whenever a new product, colour or design is added to our portfolio, it is seamlessly integrated into the customer’s software.

“Introducing a full supply chain ordering system like this, that fits in with our existing online ordering systems, makes the entire process more efficient, more secure and more convenient, but most of all, door designers such as these generate more leads and more sales, which is precisely the kind of support we want to offer DOORCO fabricators and installers.

“Thanks to our customers, DOORCO’s growth into one of the leading suppliers in the UK has been rapid, but we have very different ideas about what market leadership looks like. It’s not just about supplying product in volume, it’s about doing it with consistently high standards, high levels of customer satisfaction and aiming to exceed customer expectations time and time again. These new online customer packages are the latest offering to demonstrate in real terms our commitment to customers along the supply chain.”

 

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Top 5 holidays for door lovers in 2019

A new year, a new beginning. I hold my hands up and admit that every year, I’m firmly in the camp of people who start up an entire timetable of relentless self-improvement initiatives. Daily yoga, reading more and thinking more about the environment are the type of activities that tend to feature heavily in the self-promised list. Another job for January is of course, planning the year’s holidays. If you’re the same and wanting some winter sun inspiration, here are my top 5 finds from around the world in the last couple of years.

5 – Picturesque Prague
In fifth place, the capital of the Czech Republic has an astonishingly large collection of gorgeous doors. It’s bizarre that this fact hasn’t been heralded by the multiples of men who’ve descended upon the city as part of a boozey stag weekend! I walked around mesmerised by all of the architecture and the ornate doors to match.

Prague

4 – Sizzling Seville
If you’re in the market for a scorching holiday with excellent wine, mouthwatering tapas and exquisite doors then Seville has got to be on your list. The old town in the centre boasts row after row of streets adorned with outside restaurants and bars who gently sprinkle water on their guests to stay cool. If you’ve sufficiently rubbed in the factor 50, then just a short walk around will give you the chance to see hundreds of beautifully elaborate doors.

Seville

3 – Maze-like Marrakech
There’s nothing quite like the hustle-bustle down all the winding alleys in the centre of the Moroccan city Marrakech. The tiny streets are filled with markets full of the most intricately designed clothes, art and amazing herbs and spices. The colourful doors are absolutely dazzling and often covered in hand-carved designs that look like they would have taken years to sculpt into perfection.

Marrakech

2 – Grandiose Gdansk
The Polish city of Gdansk is definitely one that sits in the shadow of its more well-known siblings, Krakow and Warsaw. Like any younger child, it has qualities that shouldn’t be underlooked. The Old Town, which comes in the form of an extremely long street, is full of spectacularly transformed architecture. About 90% of the city was destroyed during the war but over the last 70 years much of it has been rebuilt and fortunately the design of doors was a detail that hasn’t been missed.

Gdansk

1 – Funky Funchal
When my family announced their next planned holiday was to Madeira, I have to confess I was initially fairly sceptical. Upon hearing about a street in the centre where artists from around the world have been commissioned to paint art onto every door, I got straight onto Skyscanner and booked flights to surprise my parents and join them. I was in for a treat. The painted street didn’t disappoint and even better still – hundreds of doors across the whole island blew me away. There’s a Cuban-esque feel to the crumbling back streets with shutter laced houses and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a high number of bright, vivid and exotically coloured doors in such a small radius. For that reason, Funchal has to be crowned the top destination for door lovers to head to this year.

 

If your budget doesn’t quite extend to any of these places, why not use some of these photos to help inspire your colour choices and decor for your door at home? We might not have the same weather, but you can still create a ray of sunshine with a bold choice of colour on your front door.

 

Until next time,

Jeyda – Chief Doork.

Creative Consultant, DOORCO

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