Intertek Leicester celebrates 30 Years of Testing
On 3rd & 4th October, Intertek Leicester hosted a carnival-style street party. The first half day was hosted for clients to come and join in the celebrations, while the second half day was for colleagues to celebrate the milestone occasion.
Carnival stall games were provided including Coconut Shy, Pop A Shot, Hoopla, the Test-Your-Strength Hammer, as well as, the very popular eight-track Scalextric race track. There were also oversized garden games including a giant Connect Four, giant Jenga, Table Football and giant Kerplunk.
With a BBQ lunch provided and 80s tunes that harkened back to the year Leicester was founded (1983), the atmosphere was relaxed, with good company, music and delicious food. There also was a popcorn and candy floss stall which proved to be popular. Finally, there was the obligatory celebratory cake which was cut by our Managing Director Gary Mawston and HR & Admin Manager, Maggie Hill. Maggie has worked with Intertek Leicester for 26 of those 30 years and is our longest-serving employee.
The second day of celebrations took on more of an 80s theme and colleagues dressed to reflect the era. There were Dynasty-esque glamorous jumpsuits, a leather-clad punk, a Ghostbuster, legwarmers everywhere and a Boy George-alike. The entertainment also included a running presentation of pictures from past social events, of the offices and laboratories, and submitted pictures of colleagues of themselves taken in 1983. Eight of our retirees joined us for the celebration. A quiz comprised of questions from 1983 headlines and Intertek Leicester’s history also tested clients and colleagues alike.
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