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About Sadleronline

Alan Sadler born June 24th 1964 in Birmingham, England married with 3 children and now living in Staffordshire. Managing Director of The Profix Group incorporating Profix Ltd, Fabstore Ltd and Trinity Construction Partnership Ltd he trained as a Carpenter after leaving school. Following his apprenticeship he created a labour agency at the age of 22 called Sadler Design Installation. This was in the early years of the PVCu window industry boom and it was not long until he was providing skilled craftsmen to window manufacturing companies and Local Authorities for their commercial contracts. Due to many commercial contracts awarded and due to the large quantities of product the company was buying it was a natural progression to start their own manufacturing business to supply the Private Sector. Profix have a long history of success in the commercial market for the installation of windows, doors, conservatories and other associated products including Composite doors as our customer base will bear testament. The Profix Group also supply other window and door manufactures including installers with products and components through our online business portal Fabstore which has been marketing and trading online since 2003. “My outlook on life is simple, love your family, work hard, have fun and try to help others less fortunate than yourself, I do a bit of charity work which usually means punishing myself in some sport related scheme and trust me I am no sportsman ! I have had much success (and a few failures) in my working life and hopefully by sharing some of my life experiences will help generations of budding entrepreneurs to follow.” Alan Sadler

Peddlin Marvelous

On Saturday 26th August, the GM Fundraising Paddle2Pedal team arrived at Hope House Children’s Hospices to complete their challenge, which saw them canoe 100 miles, abseil 150ft, cycle 120 miles and raise over £90,000 for the hospices so far. Profix … Continue reading

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My toughest cycle challenge yet #gmfb2b

I am taking part in the GMFB2B cycle ride over 11 days in June, spanning 2,016 miles between Vancouver, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico, offering up 92,295 feet of climbing and temperatures in excess of 40 degrees, the GM Fundraising Border2Border … Continue reading

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The Poppy Ride 2014

Just getting ready for the start of the Poppy Ride on the 27th September, this time donations by the team are going to the Royal British Legion and as normal all participants pay for their own passage, I have been … Continue reading

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The Million Pound Christmas

The glazing sectors adopted charity, GM Fundraising, surpassed their second major milestone of 2013 at their recent Christmas Gala Dinner. Despite a mid-event fire alarm evacuation, more than three hundred of the great and good of the industry celebrated till … Continue reading

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Massive £ 180,606.35 from Hope 66 Ride

As the GM Fundraising Hope 66 Team gets out of their Lycra and back to their respective day jobs, the charity Team are thrilled to announce that they have raised an incredible £180,606.35 for Hope House Children’s Hospices. This is the … Continue reading

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Meeting Mark Colbourne MBE

You don’t meet many people in life who offer real inspiration, but I have to say after spending a day with Mark Colbourne MBE he gave me and the Hope 66 team a much needed boost. Mark Colbourne in the autumn … Continue reading

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New GM Fundraising Website

We have just launched the new GM Fundraising website with a new look and content rich at, thanks to considerable efforts from the team and from specialist digital marketing agency,Motionlab. The new website includes details of past events including our … Continue reading

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When Hope Became Glory

I have always been very proud to be part of the GM Fundraising team and not only did this year’s Gala Dinner proved to be highly entertaining under the banner of Back 2 Black, but more importantly it helped raise … Continue reading

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Green Deal or No Deal

Many organisations from various business sectors are looking to this year’s proposed Green Deal as a key element to boost the home improvement market, which hopefully it will but from what I am learning as I explore this opportunity it … Continue reading

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GM Fundraising Back to Black

GM Fundraising will be going ‘Back to Black’ with an Olympic theme, for their next Gala Dinner on 28th April 2012, at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham. With nearly 50% of tables sold pre launch, those that are looking to go … Continue reading

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