Glass Times hosts Haydock Park race day

Of all the conversations I had at last week’s Glass Times Magazine race day at Haydock Park, I don’t think the topic of the General Election was discussed once, despite it being held on the same day.

That was probably due to the result being – more or less – a foregone conclusion, but also because the vast majority of nearly 500 people who had turned out to enjoy what is widely regarded as one of the most popular and enjoyable events on the industry calendar, had more interesting things to talk about.

There was, for example, a general consensus that the first half of 2024 had been challenging, and while some people were more pessimistic than others on that front, I also observed an equal measure of optimism for the future, where new products and initiatives could fuel growth and tap into demand.

Will the outcome of the election make a huge difference in the short to medium term? Time will tell, but in the meantime, we have some comment in this week’s newsletter from Bohle and Sternfenster that discusses the topic in more detail.

A big thanks, of course, to all those who supported the 2024 Haydock Park race day, including the race sponsors Tuff-X, ODL, Selecta Systems, Eurocell, SupaLite and Yale – and all the companies that donated so generously to the charity raffle.

In total, £1,700 was raised to support industry veteran, Sam Webber and his team, in rowing across the Atlantic to raise funds for Lyme Disease UK.

We will have a full report on the day in the August issue of Glass Times, and we’re also looking forward to welcoming hundreds more industry people to our second race day of the year at Epsom Downs, on 12th September.

For more information on that, and to book, call Andy Westhead on 07966 468772.