Anyone that turned up on 6 September 2018 in Glasgow could not have predicted what was going to happen at the second annual PIGS bash.

With more than double the numbers booked in compared to the first event in 2017, not-for-profit network People in Glazing Society organiser Sarah Ball from Balls2 Marketing, was hoping for a good turnout. She needn’t have worried because more than 60 people braved the rain and hail, to make this one of the most memorable PIGS parties ever.

“Our new venue, the Penthouse at Saint Judes was great, and the bar staff looked after us brilliantly,” says Sarah.

“The drinks flowed and at around 10pm the evening took an unexpected turn with Kirk Maxwell from Scotplas organising Karaoke in the bar.

“It went down a storm and we were still singing as the bar closed at midnight, a full hour after the official closing time for PIGS. It was an absolute blast!”

Sunil Patel. From Unique Window systems, travelled from Leicester with two colleagues to support the event. “It is the best yet,” he told Sarah and pledged continued support for the industry network.

Sponsorship is vital for the success of PIGS. All money is put behind the bar and used to get the party started. The generous sponsorship in Glasgow meant all the food and drinks were covered for the entire evening. This is thanks to: Avantis International, Build Show, DGCOS, Double Glazing Blogger, DW3, Edgetech, Emplas, ERA Security, Extrudaseal, Georgian Bar Company, Glass and Glazing Federation, Glass and Glazing Products, Glazpart, Improveasy, Independent Network, Kawneer, Korniche, Norscot, Regalead, Saveheat Group, Scotplas Trade Centres, Supalite, Selecta Systems, Senior Architectural Systems, Stuga, Synseal, Thermoseal, Titon, Total Hardware, Ultraframe, Unique Window Systems, VEKA, Vision Magazine, Whizzle, Window Ware, Yale and Uni_Slide.

Colin Torley, from Saveheat and regular sponsor of Glasgow PIGS, says: “It was a great night at the second PIGS event in Glasgow. It was well attended and great to meet some old acquaintances and some great new contacts. Well worth going to and a big thank you to all involved.”

Sarah adds: “We can’t do it without the characters in the industry and Scotland has those in abundance. To build on the success of the Glasgow event, we have asked all the Glasgow PIGS to bring a friend next year, a colleague, customer or supplier.

“If the second annual event is anything to go by, this is going to be a permanent fixture in the PIGS calendar for many years to come.”

There is one more PIGS event this year in Birmingham on 8 November. To become a sponsor contact Sarah on 07540 049655, email her at @ To keep up to date with the latest events go to or follow us on social media.

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