Scottish outing

Pigs was held in Glasgow in September for the third year running, with the event proving more popular with each visit.

St Judes bar was inundated with industry people from both the north and south of the border, who took the opportunity to catch up with friends and make new acquaintances.

“It’s great to see the Pigs night in Glasgow getting busier each year,” Sarah Ball from Balls2 Marketing, organisers of the industry’s premier networking event, said. “There were lots of new faces in attendance and we kept the bar staff rushed off their feet for the whole night. We’ll almost certainly need to move to a bigger venue for 2020.”

Glasgow also saw the debut of the new Pigs speech bubbles, replacing the traditional ‘selfie board’.

“We’re always thinking of new ways to keep Pigs fresh,” Sarah said. “We’ve had the selfie board for a while now and although it was always popular, we felt it was time for a change.

“We ‘retired’ the board after the London event in the summer and the speech bubbles proved a big success.”

Sponsorship came from: All Glass Facades, AluFold Direct, APS Aluminium and Plastic Systems, Bison Frames, Build Show, Carl F GroupCo, CMS, CR Smith, Cura Glass, DGCOS, Edgetech, ERA Security, Extrudaseal, Fenster, The Georgian Bar Company, Glass and Glazing Products, Glass Times, GlazPart, Improveasy, Independent Network, Kawneer, Kubu (by Avantis), Kömmerling, Masterframe, Norscot, QANW, Regalead, Saveheat Glass, Scotplas, Selecta Systems, Senior Architectural Systems, Sidey, Stuga, Supalite, Thermoseal Group, Total Hardware, Teknos, Unique Window Systems, Veka, Vision, Victorian Sliders, Whizzle, Window News, and Window Ware.

The final Pigs party of the year will be taking place at the Pitcher and Piano in Birmingham on Thursday November 7. The dates for 2020 will be announced shortly.