PiGs AKA the People in Glazing Society threw the biggest afterparty ever at FIT Show 2023. With more than 500 visitors to the show rocking out to House Band, Ellie Jones and the Giants sponsored by Emplas. The Balls2 Marketing team served up more than 1,600 drinks, and there were lots of snacks on hand, as well as 150 portions of Fish and Chips for revellers. Visitors to the PiGs stand also raided the PiG ‘n’ Mix sponsored by Window Ware.

“This was the best FIT Show ever for PiGs,” says Sarah Ball, organiser for PiGs and joint MD at marketing agency Balls2 Marketing. “We wanted the PiGs Pavilion to offer something for everyone, and we organised other events and activities alongside the main afterparty. The Hair of the Hog sponsored by Ultion was super popular with early birds on Thursday morning. In total we ran 7 events from the stand.

“The Best Goody Bags in the World were a big draw to the stand. We gave out 500 bags over the three days – with 17 gifts plus the Glass Times Passport inside, so that’s a whopping 8,500 freebies we handed to lucky visitors. The bags also included a Lifesaver guide from suicide prevention charity Kelly’s Heroes.

“By the time we packed up on Thursday afternoon, every bag, drink, snack and sweet was gone!

“As ever, massive thanks go out to all our sponsors for their support. Events like these simply could happen without them, and this event attracted more sponsor than ever before. They included: Air, Altegra, APS Aluminium & Plastics Systems, Bison Frames UK, Brett Martin, Business Pilot, CiiLOCK Engineering, Comar, DAWS, EasyVent, Edgetech UK, Emplas Window Systems, Eurocell, Everglade, Extrudaseal, FIT Show, Frame Fast UK, Georgian Bar Company, Glass Express, Glassparts, Glazerite UK Group, Glazpart, KUBU Smart Security, Morley Glass & Glazing, Origin Global, Quickslide, RegaLead, Reynaers Aluminium, Selecta Systems, Silka super insulated aluminium range of windows, doors and rooflights, SupaLite Tiled Roof Systems, Thermoseal Group, UAP, Ultion, Unique Window Systems,

VBH, VEKA UK, Visual Eyes, Window Ware, Yale Door and Window Solutions, and Yelken.

“Plus our goody bag sponsors that includes: APS Aluminium & Plastics Systems, Balls2 Marketing,

Brownhills Glass, Edgetech, Extrudaseal, Georgian Bar Company, Glass Build America, Glazpart, Kubu, Liniar, Origin Global, Quickslide, RegaLead, Selecta Systems, UAP, Whitesales. and Yale Door and Window Solutions.

“Big thanks to go to Andrew Haring from the National Glass Association of America who hung out with us at the sty. It was brilliant to spend time with him, and Balls2 Marketing will be taking the Pavilion to Glass Build America in Dallas for September 2024.

“Finally, my thanks go to all the team at Balls2 Marketing,” adds Sarah. “From pulling pints, to helping set up the stand, filling goody bags and all the backroom support, we really could not deliver anything of this size without you.”

There are two more PiGs networking events for 2023. 15 June in Bristol and 28 September in Birmingham www.peopleinglazing.co.uk

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