David Leng, chief executive of Synseal, issued a go-karting challenge to guests at an orangery workshop conducted on behalf of the Conservatory Outlet Dealer Network, which was attended by 19 dealer companies and jointly hosted by Greg Kane, managing director of Conservatory Outlet.
Following a series of technical presentations detailing Synseal’s range of structural orangery products, the event venue switched to the nearby Kurburgring go-kart racing circuit, which is located close to Synseal’s 35-acre headquarters in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire.
Eight teams of six competed in a team event and there was also a chance to win ‘personal glory’. Three experienced motorsport guest racers achieved lap times of under 29 seconds – the winning driver was Edward Westbury of 5-Star Windows & Conservatories with a swift lap time of 28.001 seconds, who closely pipped his 5-Star colleague, Richard Manser, into 2nd place while Alan Pain of County took third place ahead of Synseal’s best-performing driver, Phil Parry, Head of R&D, who clocked a very respectable 28.861 seconds.
Speaking at the evening dinner, David Leng, Synseal’s chief executive, was pleased to hand out the well-earned prizes and commented: “I knew the go-kart racing would be exciting and competitive, but I never expected so many of you to beat me. I’ll have to think of an even tougher sporting challenge for next time.”