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14/11/2011 Promotion to Internal Sales Manager

Well done to Phil Berka, newly appointed as Internal Sales Manager.

Phil's appointment is the recognition of his sustained period of effort to drive forward his ability and management skills with customers, sales colleagues and the Internal Sales function, and also the documentation needs of the business in terms of BASEC & LPCB.

Phil has worked closely with his Internal Colleagues and Field Sales to ensure that our customer's requirement are met and at the same time taking into account the needs of the business and it is his level of dedication that makes him a key member of staff.

15/06/2011 At last the big move has started!

March this year saw the deadline come and go for us to have completed our move from the old factory in Goddard Road to our purpose built 100,000 sq ft factory without us even starting to move a single machine.
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15/03/2011 International Firex 2011

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at International Firex on 16 - 19 May 2011 at the NEC Birmingham. We will be offering visitors a chance to strip in public and win prizes worth over £500 (at trade prices) of NoBurn Fire Cable.

11/03/2011 Quality Update

It has been a good start to the year for Quality as Ventcroft have been fully re-accredited by LPCB and BASEC once again for their ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System.

11/02/2011 Ventcroft Win an Award

Each year Senate, one of the UK's major national electrical wholesale groups, hold a supplier of the Year event, a chance for the Directors and Management of Senate to have an evening together with invited key suppliers for a seriously light hearted review of the successes achieved during the previous year of trading.

01/03/2011 NoBurn 'Plus' - Ventcroft's New Enhanced Fire Cable

Over the past year as demand for Enhanced Fire Cable has grown and market prices fallen, Ventcroft have been developing their new Enhanced fire cable to meet those changes. The new cable NoBurn 'Plus' will be very competitively priced but continues to offer the highest level of fire system cable protection for BS5839-1:2002:+A2:2008 Clause 26.2e Enhanced standard.

20/09/2010 Congratulations to Halton the bridge gets the go ahead!


Good news for all concerned, at last the Mersey Gateway Project has had the go ahead in the Government's autumn spending review. It will be a massive boost for the area and our staff and our business are proud to be able to contribute to its regeneration. The project will be a showpiece transport scheme that will benefit businesses and individuals across the region and will raise Halton to the forefront of engineering excellence.

15/09/2010 Ventcroft Exhibits at Firex North 2010

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Firex North on 27 - 28 October 2010 at the Manchester Central 1. It is the first time this biennial show is held, which in the past has always been held at Harrogate.

04/08/2010 The Shape of Things to come!

The development of the new building is progressing well and looks to be on time for hand over in the near future. It is anticipated that we will be manufacturing product in some form by the end of December with momentum ramping up quickly as the different machines are installed and commissioned. We can then begin the process of testing product and working towards gaining accreditation at the new site and gradually running down production here at Goddard Road.

01/03/2010 Ventcroft Exhibits at Firex South 2010

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Firex South on 16 - 17 March 2010 at the Sandown Race Course Exhibition Centre in Surrey. Come and Visit us at Stand Number F4.

01/03/2010 Promotions to Works Manager

Well done to Steve Berka, newly appointed as Works Manager.

The appointment is the culmination of a sustained period of effort by Steve to drive forward the changes required to keep the company at the forefront of manufacturing technology, and necessary in today's modern manufacturing environment.

01/03/2010 Employee of the Year 2009 Winner

Congratulations go to John Willcox as our winner of the company's annual Employee of the Year Competition.

John and his wife will enjoy luxury expenses paid 10 day Carribbean cruise with a £1,000 to spend as they relax and soak up the sun.

10/04/2009 Ventcroft Exhibits at International Firex 2009

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at International Firex on 11 - 14 May 2009 at the NEC exhibition centre in Birmingham. We will be showing new products including the additions to our fire cable range, our fire cable clips and our low smoke and fume intruder cable range. Come and Visit us at Stand Number B40.

01/01/2009 Low Smoke & Fume Intruder Cable added to Range

We have added a range of Low Smoke & Fume intruder cable to our customer offer. The decision to add these products to our already extensive range of intruder cable options was due to customer demand and increased market specification for cables which are safer in the event of fire.

The LSF range will be provided in 100m & 500m lengths with the 100m range supplied on our ever popular plastic reels.

17/11/2008 NoBurn Platinum Standard Fire Cable Gains Full BASEC Approval

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they have gained BASEC product type approval for NoBurn Platinum Standard fire cable in addition to their existing LPCB Approvals. NoBurn Standard Fire Cable is now certified by BASEC to meet BS 5839-1:2002 Incorporating Amendment No.1 & A2:2008 and BS 7629-1:1997 Incorporating Amendment Nos. 1 & 2:1997, these are the current standard fire system cable standards.

04/08/2008 Ventcroft Exhibits at Firex North 2008

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Firex North on 21-22 October 2008 in Harrogate. Come and Visit us at Stand Number A9.

17/07/2008 Ventcroft Winner of International Trader 2008 Award

Ventcroft was announced as International Trader of the Year 2008 at the final of the Daily Post Regional Business Awards held at The St Georges Hall, Liverpool. The regions prestigious International Trader award was sponsored by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

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17/03/2008 Ventcroft's Commitment to the Environment

From the end of April a trial scheme will commence where Ventcroft will pay to collect empty used reels back from customers (minimum 96 on a pallet) from anywhere in the UK. In addition, we will encourage the return of our reels by giving customers £50.00 for each full pallet of reels returned.

05/02/2008 Ventcroft Exhibits at Firex South 2008

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Firex South on 11th-12th March 2008 in Sandown Exhibition Centre. Come and visit us at stand number F8.


16/02/2008 Steve Berka Wins Employee of the year.

Ventcroft Ltd. announced Steve Berka as the winner of the company's annual employee of the year competition.

The prize means Steve and his partner are off for a luxury 10 day Carribbean cruise with £1,000 to spend as he laps up the sun.

29/10/2007 Export Agency Appointed


We are pleased to announce a new agency has been appointed to sell the Ventcroft product range.

IMCI (Services) Ltd. based in Manchester and who trade as 'Xport Sales' is owned and run by Charbel Faddoul. Charbel has almost 20 years experience of selling both security and fire products to the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa Region.
17/12/2007 Ventcroft Achieve BASEC Accreditation!!!

Ventcroft are pleased to announce the companyís Quality Management System for the manufacture of Fire Cable  has been awarded BASEC accreditation to ISO9001 2000 (Schedule No CS1-196/001) and also gained certification to the advanced Quality Management System for Product Certification scheme, BA2250 Pt1 (Schedule No BA -196/001).

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01/07/2007 Ventcroft wins Business of the Year Award

Ventcroft, one of the UKís leading manufacturers of fire and intruder alarm cable are still showing significant growth within the market place despite stern competition, and this was proven as they were delighted to be winners at the prestigious Liverpool Daily Postís Regional Business Awards 2007.

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11/01/2007 MEP Asks European Parliament to investigate cable cartel


A question has been asked in the European Parliament for Peter Mandelson, the European Commissioner for competition to investigate the actions of some of the leading cable manufacturing companies.

Asked in and published on the European Parliamentís website, question P-5203/06 asks:-

ďCan the Commission investigate whether a cartel exists in the area of fire performance electric cables, led by the major cable manufacturers, and is it aware that these companies are using underhand and unprofessional tactics, including the deliberate spreading of misinformation, in an attempt to kill off competition from other, smaller companies, like Ventcroft Ltd., based in my constituency?

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21/12/2006 Ventcroft Makes its Mark In Fire - Ifsec/Firex 2007

Now one of the top 3 Fire Performance Cable Manufacturers Ventcroft will again be exhibiting at this years International Fire Expo at the NEC Birmingham May 21st - 24th 2007. In additional to the company's market leading "NoBurn Platinum" standard fire cable, come and see our new user friendly "NoBurn Diamond" enhanced fire cable.

01/11/2005 Sales Team Expands

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Karl Iredale to external sales. Many customers may know Karl has been in our internal sales department for many years.

Karl will take on the responsibility for the Midlands and Key Accounts. 

05/06/2005 Ventcroft Recieves LPCB ISO9001:2000 Management System Accredition

Ventcroft are proud to announce that they have achieved ISO9001:2000 management system accreditation on its first attempt.

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16/12/2004 Ventcroft Exhibits at Ifsec/Firex 2005

Following massive growth in business Ventcroft are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the 2005 international fire safety exhibition on a new purpose build stand. Now one of the leading manufacturers in the fire cable market Ventcroft welcome to visit us during Ifsec/Firex May 16th-19th at the NEC in Birmingham England. Ventcroft will be displaying its popular "NoBurn Platinum" Fire Performance Cables, Fire Alarm Control Panels and also "NoBurn Diamond" Enhanced Fire Performance Cable.

30/11/2004 Ventcroft receives LPCB Approval on Standard Fire Cable

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they have achieved LPCB Approval on their Standard Fire Cable.

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13/03/2003 Ventcroft Exhibits Ifsec/Firex 2003

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting in 2003 at bi-annual international fire safety exhibition during Ifsec / Firex May 19-22 at the NEC in Birmingham England. Ventcroft will be displaying their new ranges, "NoBurn Platinum" Fire Performance Cables, Fire Alarm Control panel, and the "VPA-2" Disabled Persons Response Alarm.

01/10/2003 Sales Team Expands

With the recent expansion in sales, Ventcroft welcomes Steve Garner as Northern Regional Sales Manager.

In this new post Steve will be responsible for building sales in the North of England and Scotland. Steve has many years experience with fire cable and most recently worked in Fire Cable Technical Sales for AEI.

02/09/2002 New Management Position Appointment

Ventcroft are pleased to announce that Jim Malone has accept the post of Sales Director within the Business. Andrew Groves pictured on the left takes the new role of  Operations Director says "....the new management team positions Ventcroft ready for its expansion into fire and CCTV, Jim Malone has a fantastic wealth of experience that will benefit Ventcroft not only with his knowledge of the industry but his sales motivation"



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