Our investment in the development of the John Planck team continues with three members of the John Planck team furthering their education and understanding of the ironmongery industry by taking exams with the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery (GAI).

Alex Planck and Hollie Rowe recently completed their 1st year examination which, after completion of the 2nd year leads to the ‘Certificate in Architectural Hardware’ and Bryony Matthews took her final exam which, if successful, will give her the ‘GAI 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: “Ever since my father founded the business 25 years ago, we have been passionate about investing in education and training for our team. In order to provide the very best advice and service to our clients, we need to keep on top of the latest technologies, regulations, and innovations. The GAI qualifications are a fantastic way for our people to ensure 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.