Various members of the London Region, recently attended the Irish Night – race meeting at the Royal Windsor Race Course.
This is fast becoming an annual event for the region, which provides members with a unique opportunity to network in the informal surroundings offered by the venue. The original idea was conceived by past Regional Chairman Michael Deanus, and has since been continued by current Chairman, GG Glass and Glazing Director Sam Grant.
The darkening clouds that circled overhead early evening, did little to damper the enthusiasm of those attending, nor prevent the odd fiver being pushed in the direction of the grateful bookmakers. It was clear that the ladies in the party were far more adept at choosing winners than their ‘all knowing’ male partners. Mann McGowan’s Kevin Hulin tried his usual system of betting on any jockey that resembled West Ham’s claret and blue colours. Clearly he should consider following a different football team.
GG Glass and Glazing’s John Grant was very quiet about his selections, but revealed at the end of the meeting that the evening had not cost him a penny. We are unsure if this means, his other half was financing his betting, or he had some winners and losers.
Paul Rogers from Express Glazing Contractors won, albeit tickets to a rugby game to watch London Irish. We are sure his wife Jill would have preferred if he had been as lucky on his nag selection.
Despite the vagaries of the sport, a thoroughly enjoyable evening was enjoyed by the members and their guests, and no doubt the 2015 event will soon be logged in the diaries of those present.
The members would like to thank Regional Secretary Peter Stuttard for organising the event and GGF Health, Safety and Environment Manager Victoria Shelly for attending at short notice.
The London Region tries to encourage these events to promote business via the membership and the wider glazing and construction sectors. For information on the region and its activities, please contact Peter Stuttard, GGF London Region Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
The GGF would like to thank Kevin Hulin of Mann McGowan (London Region Member) for contributing this article.