Our Yorkshire Region hosted a thrilling bowling bonanza that brought together industry colleagues for a night of fun and networking also successfully raised £455 for our charity.

Seven teams representing five companies took part in the event, which took place on Thursday 23 November at the Hollywood Bowl, Bradford.

The competition was fierce as teams from bed manufacturers Harrison Spinks, Jay-Be, and Shire Beds, along with fillings supplier John Cotton and the National Bed Federation, vied for the coveted titles of Top Team, Top Male and Female Bowler. Consolation prizes were also awarded to the gentleman and lady who exhibited the most valiant efforts throughout the evening.

The results of the competition are as follows:

Top Team: ‘I can’t believe it’s not Gutter’ (Harrison Spinks), featuring Dale Daglan, Carl Platts, Richard Gavaghan, Nick Jordan, Mark Harris, and Gary Smith.

Top Male Bowler: Mark Baron (John Cotton).

Top Female Bowler: Sam Chilton (John Cotton).

Most Valiant Effort (Male): John Barnett – Team Sustainobowl (Harrison Spinks).

Most Valiant Effort (Female): Philippa Warford (NBF).

Peter Hewitt, event organiser and Yorkshire committee member, said: “It was a great atmosphere and fabulous to see company directors and managers out with employees from the shopfloor and the office. The standard of bowling was considerably higher than last year, for some reason (had everyone been practising?). As an added bonus, we even managed to raise a small sum of £455 for the charity, so thanks to all who participated and made it all possible.”

The Furniture Makers’ Company has several regional committees, each committed to organising fundraising and networking events for members and non-members alike around the country.

For information on upcoming events in your area and to connect with the regional chairman, please visit www.furnituremakers.org.uk/regional-association/.

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