Traditional, modern, and shortlisted

Go Glass, run by Clive Sparkes, and sisters Tracy Saunders and Emma Sparke, produces high quality glass and mirror products – it was recently shortlisted for Glass Company of the Year and Unsung Hero at this year’s G Awards.

Go Glass became a customer of Ritec ClearShield in 2003, and the nomination comes as Go Glass approaches its 40th anniversary.

“It is great that our small talented Go Glass team have been recognised for their hard work and commitment over the last 40 years,” Tracy said. “Led by our director Clive, the design and production team hold NVQs from Level 2 to 4 and use both traditional methods and modern day technology to produce some great bespoke glass design work for both domestic and commercial customers.”

Clive has designed glasswork for the BBC, Bafta and Hampton Court Palace among others.

His performance and achievements have earned him a nomination for the G17 Unsung Hero award. For example, he has designed and painstakingly produced three glass sculptures for auction in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.

The first two sculptures – a Ducati 996 sportsbike and Lewis Hamilton’s 2009 F1 car – were full-size original replicas and have already raised thousands for the charity. The latest sculpture is called ‘Pushing the Limits’ (a full size glass athlete), and bids are now being accepted on www.goglass.co.uk/charity-auction.

“Being shortlisted for the G17 Unsung Hero Award is a great honour,” Clive said. “The glass sculpture work we auctioned for CLIC Sargent charity has already raised over £10,000 and we hope to continue to raise even more for the charity with our glass runner. Our thanks also to Ritec for their help and support with these projects over the years.”

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