Irvine windows manufacturer launches recruitment drive

IRVINE-based windows manufacturer Andrew Wright Windows is creating up to 28 new jobs following a number of new contract wins.

The company confirmed the expansion of its workforce after securing a series of commercial contracts with housebuilders, and also increasing demand from domestic customers looking to better insulate their homes.

The 28 new jobs are for joiners and window fitters, administration, a domestic installations manager, and production operators at Andrew Wright Windows’ two specialist production facilities in Irvine. The recruitment will be phased over the next few months. In parallel with the workforce expansion, the company has also committed to investing almost £1 million in production equipment and new vehicles.

Founded in 1937, Andrew Wright Windows currently provides work for around 100 people. The company manufactures double and triple glazed UPVC windows, with a current annual production capacity of 30,000 units. Customers range across the commercial, trade, domestic and local government sectors.

Andrew Wright Windows has remained a family business for most of its history and was acquired by the current owners, the Berry family, in the mid-1990s.

MD Charlie Berry said, “We are experiencing a significant uplift in enquiries from householders which, alongside increasing success on the commercial front, has driven this growth in staff to its highest ever level. We have a fantastic team here at Andrew Wright Windows, it’s a great place to work and we very much look forward to welcoming new colleagues on board.”