We’re thrilled to announce that our commitment to innovation has been recognised with The King’s Award For Enterprise in Innovation 2024. This esteemed award shines a spotlight on the revolutionary design and functionality of the Korniche Roof Lantern.

A Landmark Achievement Celebrating Excellence

Established in 1965, The King’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s most distinguished business commendation. The award continues HM Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy and celebrates businesses that pioneer innovation, sustainable practices, and social mobility.

This achievement demonstrates our commitment to excelling and pushing boundaries within the home building industry. Korniche has become established as a national operation despite our base in the North East of England. We have shifted from a fabricator of third-party systems to a business that designs, engineers, and builds its own products at scale. The Korniche Roof Lantern from Made For Trade, has set a new paradigm in design and functionality, raising standards in our industry.

King's Award for Enterprise 2024 Winner - Innovation Category

Recognized for Innovation: We are honored to be a King’s Award for Enterprise 2024 winner in the Innovation category.

Words from our Managing Director

With a triumphant message around forward-thinking, Bradley Gaunt, Managing Director, shares his insights following this momentous milestone:

“As the managing director of Made For Trade, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve won the prestigious King’s Award for Innovation. Here, innovation is our top priority. Winning this award validates our team’s hard work and dedication. It boosts our reputation and opens up new opportunities for growth and collaboration. Thanks to everyone at Made For Trade for their passion and commitment. Together, we’ll keep innovating and achieving success.”

Our creativity surpasses industry expectations and reshapes customers’ perceptions of their home spaces.

Bradley Gaunt, Managing Director of Made For Trade, in a suit with arms crossed, standing next to a Korniche Roof Lantern with the Made For Trade logo on a brick wall.

Bradley Gaunt, Made For Trade’s Managing Director, stands confidently beside a Korniche Roof Lantern.

A Royal Roof Lantern

The Korniche Roof Lantern goes beyond aesthetics. Here’s what sets it apart:

  • Stunning Design: Featuring sleek lines and minimal profiles, the Korniche Roof Lantern seamlessly complements any architectural style.
  • Quick and Easy Installation: Unlike traditional rooflights, the Korniche Lantern can be installed in minutes, thanks to its innovative design and pre-assembled components.
  • Exceptional Brightness: Enjoy an abundance of natural light, transforming your living space and creating a more inviting atmosphere.
  • Energy Efficiency: Advanced glazing technology keeps your home comfortable year-round, reducing heating and cooling costs.

Before the introduction of the Korniche Roof Lantern, the market was saturated with ineffcient PVC-clad systems that were not only thermally inefficient, but also required extensive adjustments, such as drilling and cutting, which made the installation process cumbersome.

Broadening Horizons and Expanding the Market

The Korniche Roof Lantern has really raised the bar for installation ease, thermal efficiency, and sleek design aesthetics, having tackled any previous industry limitations. It has emerged as a true beacon of creative thinking, appealing to a broad market of builders, roofers, and DIY enthusiasts. Due to its effortless installation, trade and end consumers benefit from increased efficiency and reduced costs.

A Royal Invitation & Presentation

Our Managing Director will be invited to a Royal Reception where he will have the honour of meeting His Majesty The King!

An official ceremony will be held right here at the Korniche office & factory, where the local Lord-Lieutenant will present this award. It will be a moment of pride for the entire team, a symbol of our commitment to providing homeowners with exceptional products.