The Sovereign Group Limited was originally founded in 1973 and became one of the original pioneers of PVC Windows and Doors in the UK, a trailblazer in modern methods of construction at the time.
Sovereign operate from its Head Office and Manufacturing Facility in Nelson in Lancashire. The company has grown and expanded its operations to over 180,000 square feet in the past decade and has invested heavily in state-of-the-art production equipment including computerised cutting of both PVCu profile and glass, minimising wastage by computer generated optimisation and driving down our product cost.
Sovereign operates throughout UK providing External Refurbishment Solutions including, PVC, Aluminium and Timber Window & Door Renewal, Supply Only PVC Windows & Doors, GRP composite doors including fire doors and related services dedicated to no less than Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords, Educational Establishments and Public Utilities
With forty years’ worth of experience in Public Sector Refurbishment, this is an area we have committed virtually our entire energies to servicing. 85% of our turnover comes from Government Housing Refurbishment Projects with the rest mainly from the Education and Commercial Sectors.
We have an experienced team of over 200 construction professionals and skilled operatives that have a good balanced blend of enthusiasm and determination which gives that ‘positive mindset’ essential for a robust successful partnering arrangement. Investment in people is a core element of our business philosophy. We provide training opportunities across our entire work place; this has empowered our employees giving them the confidence to make critical business decisions at the ‘coal face’.
Experienced and Qualified Workforce – The standards of our working practices are maintained and improved by ensuring that our employees are correctly skilled and trained for the relevant task. Sovereign has appreciated the value of investing in its employees since the incorporation of the company in 1973. This long-standing policy continuously been externally-accredited with the award of Investors in People in 2007.
Supply & Installation – We successfully deliver projects from high volume quick turn-around inner city tower blocks to small isolated sheltered accommodation schemes. Our nationwide network of contract managers each coordinate site managers, liaison support staff and varying size installation teams, supported by a dedicated head office administration team working hand in hand with our local employment policy
The contracts division has a solid understanding of working in partnership with clients and main contractors to deliver window refurbishment packages on time whilst never loosing focus of quality or resident satisfaction.
Supply Only – Sovereign recognizes the importance of providing our customers with an effective and efficient service to match the quality of products, regardless of the number of frames purchased our supply only manager will form and maintain a clear line of communication with buyers to ensure we consistently deliver on time to optimize your own on site resources.
Ethical Trading – Our ethical trading policy ensures that everyone in the supply chain benefits from trading with us. This means good health and safety standards, fair pay and employment conditions alongside high workplace standards. We only purchase from reputable businesses that provide human rights for their full workforce.
Environment, Recycling & Packaging – The environment is an important aspect of our policies so we actively support recycling and sustainable waste management, renewable and efficient energy, sustainable natural products and reaching the goal of ecological sustainability. We actively promote and achieve our goals of recycling products and materials, as well as reducing the amount of packaging associated with our product deliveries.
Responsible Purchasing – Sovereign operate a quality purchasing policy, working with our suppliers to encourage their participation in environmental best practice. This includes minimising the impact of transportation and product development on the environment with a focus on sustainability and recycling opportunities.
Corporate Responsibility – We support businesses who take a responsible position with regard to fair trade and labour rights through their supply chain. In order to enhance our links with local communities, we strive to recruit local talent where possible and our support for charities and organisations reflect our social and environmental principles.
Charitable – At Sovereign we receive many requests for charitable donations and are pleased to have supported; Kidney Research UK, Pendle Hospice and more recently the BBC DIY SOS – Veteran Project. The Sovereign Group were contacted by Haig Housing who asked us if we could support a unique, first of its kind, major housing regeneration project in association with the BBC DIY SOS team. The epic project was to renovate an entire road in Manchester into 62 specially adapted and bespoke homes for ex-service personnel. During the 2 week project, Princes William and Harry attended to lend a hand and provide a royal seal of approval on this unique ‘homes for veterans’ project. Upon completion, Nick Knowles contacted Sovereign to thank us for all the support and specifically commented ‘how amazed he was with our products and service’.