Businesses working together for good

At Peel Ports, we’re proud to champion groups like the Glasgow Freight Club that bring businesses within the industry together.

Peel Ports’ Clydeport Port Director Andrew Hemphill – who is also the Vice-Chairman of the club – recalls one of the highlights of the year, the annual Glasgow Freight Club Dinner Dance.

Founded in 1972, The Glasgow Freight Club was formed on the basis of promoting sociability and friendship among its members working in the industry. It has also proved to be a fantastic vehicle to assist charitable organisations in Glasgow and beyond.

The club brings together employees spanning the entire transport industry, with over 100 members representing air, sea, rail and road transportation, as well as associated businesses.

This year, we were delighted to serve as one of the major sponsors of the annual Glasgow Freight Club Dinner Dance, held on 23 November at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow. A calendar highlight, the dinner dance celebrates the past year’s achievements while helping raise funds for a nominated charity.

This year, the charity selected by the club chairman Alex Davis was the Scoliosis Research Fund, which funds research & development, equipment and education relevant to scoliosis – a curvature of the spine which effects thousands of people in the UK.

During the event, we welcomed Mr Enrique Garrido, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Scottish National Spine Deformity Service, who spoke to attendees about the amazing work they carry out and how the monies raised will be used.

Over the past year, I’ve enjoyed assisting Alex in overseeing the club’s operations in my role as Vice-Chairman and take great pleasure to announce that a significant amount was raised for this very worthwhile cause during this year’s event.

For more information on the Glasgow Freight Club, click HERE.

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