industrynews Smashing Tough Mudder Challenge Four members of the Cornwall Glass Group came together to smash through the gruelling 12 mile obstacle course, Tough Mudder in Wales. Team members, Ryan Witham, Matthew Prowse, Roisin Grogan and Emily Gunning completed the course in 3 hours, where sheer team work, support and determination gave the team the strength to complete the course. The team appropriately named themselves Chough Mudder after the Cornwall Glass toughened glass logo Chough Tough. The 12 mile course consisted of 20 demanding obstacles including; giant tanks of ice and water to dive under, 10metre walls to have a running jump up to, extreme mud miles, gecko wall climbing with a pool of mudded water if you fall and not to mention two sets of electric shocks therapy of 10,000 volts, and these are just to name a few. The team stuck together, helping and supporting each other at every stage of the course and obstacles and cross the finish line together in a brilliant time of 3 hours. The team consisted of members from the different branches of the Cornwall Glass Group including Cornwall Glass, Westcounty Glass in Saltash and Warminster Glass Centre. Tel: 01726 66439, Email: EmilyGunning@ cornwallglass.co.uk Celebrating 20 year anniversary Aluminium and PVCu fabricator Sterling reached a major company milestone this September… its 20th anniversary. Based in Warrington and operating from three manufacturing sites, Sterling has quietly grown into one of the North West’s leading trade fabricators, building a loyal following from local installers and gaining a solid reputation for quality and reliability. The company was founded in 1993 by chairman Andy Wells and managing director Neil Messenger, employing five people and manufacturing the now defunct KB Sterling profile. When that system was discontinued Sterling started to manufacture the Sekura system from Premier Profiles, before moving to the 70mm Halo Eclipse profile in 2005, which they continue to fabricate today. The company now employs 65 staff and is firmly established as one of the North West’s leading trade fabricators. Chairman Andy Wells commented: “I’m delighted Sterling has reached such a major milestone. I would like to thank our staff, suppliers and most of all our customers for their support during the last two decades, as without them this journey would not have been possible. The company is in a very strong position and I look forward to continuing our growth for the next 20 years.” For more, contact Sterling on 01925818700 or visit http://sterlingpvcu.co.uk/ BRITAIN’S HEALTHIEST PROFESSION? AVERAGE TRADESPERSON IS SIX TIMES MORE ACTIVE THAN NHS’ MODEL OF FITNESS New research destroys the myth of British tradespeople leading unhealthy lives with beer bellies, living off junk food, cigarettes and alcohol. The study from Direct Line for Business suggests tradespeople are amongst the nation’s fittest workers, typically exercising for 16.4 hours each week, over six times the NHS’ minimum recommendation of 2.5 hours exercise per week. The research shows how 41 per cent (1.1 million) of tradespeople complete more 10 NOV 2013 than ten hours of physical activity a week at work. One in four claimed to complete more than 20 hours a week and the average for all tradespeople was 11.7 hours per week. British tradespeople are also keeping fit outside of work with an additional average of 4.69 hours of physical activity, through working out at the gym and sport. The research also found that Britain’s 2.8 million tradespeople have considerably healthier diets than originally thought, with only one in fourteen (seven per cent) claiming they consistently eat more than their recommended daily allowance (RDA). In fact, a large nu ?&W"7F?fV?vF6?F?V?"v?7F??W2??v?F??V&???R??f?fR??W"6V?B?6????p?F?W?( ?&&V?( ??"( ??WfW.( ?7W'72F?V?"6??&?f?0?$D??FVVB?F?Rf7B???&?G??bF??6R???V@?fV?B?6?F?fR&?WBF?V?"?V?F??v?F?f?W"???f?fR??W"6V?B??"?W7F??FVBS3"? ?G&FW7V??R6????rF??VB( ??V?F??( ??fW2?F?&VB??&R?f?6?Bwwr?6?V'f?Wr?V??6???