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Rishi Sunak

UK retreader Vaculug pulled off an impressive PR coup on Saturday (23 July) by hosting the launch event for Rishi Sunak’s campaign to become Conservative Party Leader and the UK’s next prime minister.

Vaculug Hosts Sunak Campaign Launch

The event, which took place at Vaculug’s headquarters in Grantham, the birthplace of ex-prime minister and Tory icon Margaret Thatcher, was aired on national TV providing significant promotion for Vaculug, and a personal success for Vaculug’s owner Harjeev Singh Kandhari.

In a response to a post on LinkedIn by Sunak about the event, Kandhari commented; “So humbled that you came to Vaculug Limited to launch your campaign. We were delighted to be able to support what is arguably the most important campaign in British political history. Not only will you be the first PM of Asian descent but the youngest.”

Sunak is pictured here with his family in the yard at Vaculug’s factory.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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