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Preparations are well under way by the challenger team aiming to upset the odds in round two of this year’s Ryder Cup style GMF Cup Challenge, a charity golf event taking place at Quinta do Logo in September.

The personal experience of living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) has driven Rapierstar’s Karen Avery to complete a trio of tough physical challenges over a four-month period to raise funds for a leading charity dedicated to helping those with the chronic long-term condition, Action for ME.

Karen, who heads up the accounts team at Rapierstar, has already successfully completed her first two challenges – the Manchester 10K Great North Run and the Wilmslow Half Marathon – and is now preparing for a demanding 24.5 mile walk to scale the three Yorkshire Peaks in August.

Leading REHAU window and door fabricator Shepley Windows has reached the 10-year milestone in its use of high quality fasteners from Rapierstar.

Rapierstar has passed another major milestone on its path to record growth, by exceeding more than £100,000 of dispatches in a single day for the first time.

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar is helping leading Scottish trade fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland) to keep production on track and to a high standard as it experiences record demand for its PVCu windows.

Group MD and founder David Furness, his brother Mark Furness and Scott Rogers have been joined on the Rapierstar board by Andrew Carroll (Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors) to assist with strategic planning and development.

Rapierstar has appointed the highly experienced Paul Balfe as its new Technical Consultant for the north of England – taking the team’s collective fastener know-how to more than 135 years.

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has strengthened its position as the UK and Irish market leader with the number of its customer deliveries increasing by 12% during 2017, which resulted in year-on-year sales growth of 10%.