STONE: The UK’s newest distributor of architectural ironmongery, Owlett-Architectural, is celebrating after two members of its internal sales team passed the first stage of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery (GAI) 3-year Diploma course with flying colours.

Internal sales team leader Sara-Jayne Armstrong and sales administrator Lucy Wright gained the (GAI) attainments following nine months of intense study.

The course is the only recognised programme in the UK that leads to a qualification in Architectural Ironmongery industry. Sara-Jayne and Lucy earned a distinction and a credit respectively in the first level of a three year course.

Owlett-Architectural recognises the vocational aspirations of its staff and encourages development and education to ensure that the potential of each individual is reached.

Graham Sims, commercial manager at Owlett-Architectural, said: “We take investment in training our staff very seriously. By gaining the GAI Diploma, Sara-Jayne and Lucy are able to understand the specific needs and requirements of our customers. We are delighted with their achievements and wish them well in their continuing studies.”

President of GAI, Andrew Hall, adds: “We have been preparing students for a career in architectural ironmongery for over 40 years with our unique syllabus. No other scheme offers such a broad knowledge and understanding of the industry.”