Carl F Groupco to sponsor the Glazing Summit for the third consecutive year

Independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has announced it is to sponsor the Glazing Summit for the third consecutive year.  

John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Glazing Summit again this year. The event attracts an extremely high calibre of people from across the industry because it’s a great opportunity to discuss the issues that matter in a safe space.” 

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This year’s Glazing Summit will be held on 12 October at the Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham. It will be the industry’s biggest ever conference and will attract over 400 leaders from across the glass and glazing industry with combined UK sales of over £2 billion. 

John commented: “From tackling the supply-chain crisis and labour shortages to threats from upcoming regulatory changes, the industry is facing unprecedented challenge post-Brexit and post-pandemic. The safe space of the Glazing Summit is the perfect opportunity to map out the future of the industry.” 

Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit, said: “The Glazing Summit aims to inform, inspire and raise standards across the fenestration industry, and it is great to have a world-class company such as Carl F Groupco share these values and support this year’s Conference.”

The day will consider seven major industry topics and attendees will hear from 24 expert speakers. It ends with a Gala Dinner, which provides the perfect finish to a day of discussion and debate. John said: “We’ve attended the Glazing Summit every year since 2018 so we know first-hand know how valuable the sessions are. I have no hesitation in saying it will be the same again this year.” 

Carl F Groupco is one of the industry’s longest-established names. It supplies an extensive range of premium quality window and door hardware and has long-standing relationships with Europe’s most innovative manufacturers.  

The company is renowned for its proactive approach and for taking the lead on the topics that matter. For example, it was instrumental in raising awareness of the requirements of the new Part F of Building Regulations last year and it supported a more honest and transparent debate around post-pandemic supply chain challenges. As such, it’s a valuable sponsor of the Glazing Summit.