PiGs begins 2024 events with record crowd

PiGs begins 2024 events with record crowd
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Date: 3 April 2024

The first People in Glazing Society AKA PiGs event of 2024 started with a bang, with more than 200 industry supporters descending on Birmingham for a night of networking.

Taking place at Revolución de Cuba on a Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday, a record 186 people in glazing from right across the supply chain pre-registered for the event, with those and many more feeling the first PiGs event of the year was one not to be missed.

Alongside the usual networking opportunities and chance to meet up with industry friends and meet a host of new ones, it was also the chance for PiGs to raise funds for its charity of the year for 2024, mental health charity Kelly’s Heroes.

With the incredible generosity of the glazing sector, PiGs was able to raise £575 through the sale of the newly designed ‘PiGs Pins’, with more money given after the event had finished.

These vital funds were collected by ‘Chief PiG’ Sarah Ball, who herself had reasons to celebrate after kicking off her tenth anniversary year of organising the PiGs events.

PiGs begins 2024 events with record crowd

She said: “We really couldn't believe the number of people that turned up for PiGs. Changing the date of the BirmingHAM event worked really well.

“It was a packed house with more than 200 people rocking up for a great evening. We had some incredible feedback from people who were at the event, and afterwards I got several messages saying how good it was.

“Without the generosity of sponsors, these events would not happen. The huge levels of support from companies within the glazing industry means we can run the events in great locations across the UK. PiGs networking events are free to attend, and the money behind the bar means we always get the night off to a good start!

“And to be able to raise that much for Kelly’s Heroes just goes to show how generous our industry is.”

The funds collected in Birmingham will be added to the amount raised when Sarah joins 12 other people from the glazing industry climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September.

PiGs now heads to Bristol for the second networking event on Thursday 13 June 2024.

For more information on sponsoring or attending events, please contact Sarah at sarah@balls2marketing.co.uk.

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