We are thrilled to announced that three of the team at John Planck have successfully passed exams with the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery (GAI).

Alex Planck and Hollie Rowe sailed through their 1st year examination which, after completion of the 2nd year leads to to the ‘Certificate in Architectural Hardware’. Bryony Matthews has completed her third (and final!) year and now holds a diploma.

No other scheme offers such a broad knowledge and understanding of ironmongery, leading to the most recognised qualification in the industry. The GAI is very proud of its record of preparing so many students for a career in architectural ironmongery over 50+ years.

Tom Planck, Managing Director, says: “Throughout our history, we have always invested in the development and education of our team. Alex, Hollie and Bryony’s achievements are the result of many months and years hard work. I’m extremely proud of their commitment which means they are armed with the best knowledge when working on clients’ projects.”

About the GAI: The Guild has served the interests of its members since 1961. It is the United Kingdom’s only trade body solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry, Architectural Ironmongers themselves, and the manufacturers and wholesalers of Architectural Ironmongery products.

It also reaches out to overseas clients through the accomplished, and sought after, education programme, and activities of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI). Members are provided with a highly rated education programme, technical advice and support, publications (The Architectural Ironmongery magazine below) and networking opportunities.