PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS ‘You’ll never walk alone’ » » BOHLE HAS AGREED A NEW KIT sponsorship deal with Stalybridge Celtic’s over-sixties walking football team – Vintage Celtic. The team, were crowned ‘Championship Winners’ last season - the ‘Championship’ in this case the Cheshire Walking Football League Championship Division Spring 2017! Run by the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation, the community team provides an outlet for older players, whose days in the traditional game may be behind them but who still enjoy a good ‘kick-about’. They previewed their new kit for the first time at the glass hardware, consumables, tools and machinery specialists, Manchester HQ in August ahead of Vintage Celtic’s first game of the new season in the Greater Manchester over 60’s monthly walking football league. Dave Broxton, Managing Director, Bohle said: “Bohle is delighted to be partnering with the Stalybridge Celtic Foundation.” Walking football was originally developed by Chesterfield FC Community Trust. Since its launch in 2011 it has enjoyed an explosion in popularity with more than 800 Walking Football Clubs now registered nationwide. Housing White Paper must be implemented, says FMB » » THE WAY ONLY WE’LL increase the number of new homes we are building is if Ministers act now to implement measures in the Government’s Housing White Paper aimed at removing barriers to small house builders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). ‘could start making a difference’ Responding to a report published today by the Local Government Association (LGA) on the quality of house building, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB said: “The LGA is right to highlight the slow rate of house building in England as we are currently still building significantly fewer new homes than we need to be to meet demand. Not only are we not building enough homes right now, but we’ve been under-building in this country for decades. To address this problem, it is vital that the Government acts on key proposals in the March 2017 Housing White Paper. The White Paper quite rightly emphasis the need to diversify the house building sector so it’s less reliant on a small number of house building companies. Six months after the White Paper was published, we’ve seen limited movement on a range of policies that if implemented, could start making a difference.” 8 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Promoting cardio vascular fitness among the 50+ group, the key difference from the standard beautiful game is that if a player runs, they immediately concede a free kick. www.bohle-group.com/en-gb GLASGOW PIGS DONE. NOW FOR BIRMINGHAM » » THE FIRST PIGS NORTH of the border proved to be a PIG success with our industry colleagues in Scotland. After a suggestion from Colin Torley that a PIGS event could prove popular in Glasgow, organiser Sarah Ball got to it. Held at Bacchus Café Bar in Glasgow, almost 40 PIGS attended the first ever Scottish event and enjoyed the usual PIGS party of a free bar and some great networking. Some big thanks go out to our special Glasgow sponsors: AluWood Windows, CR Smith, Save Heat Glazing Systems Group and Sealco. As well as all our annual PIGS sponsors: • AluK • Avantis International • Build Show • Business Micros • Central RPL • Danvac • Dempsey Dyer • Edgetech UK • Emplas • ERA • ExtrudaSeal • FIT SHOW • Frame Fast UK • Georgian Bar Company • GGF • Glazpart • Independent Network • Profix • Quickslide • Regalead • Selecta Systems • Stuga Machinery • Synseal • The VEKA UK Group • Thermoseal • Titon • Ultraframe • Universal Arches • Whizzle • Windowware • Yale WHERE: Pitcher & Piano, The Water’s Edge, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HP.