Le Mark celebrates 40 years in business and helps save a life!
Our company’s 40th-anniversary party, held on our company premises, was a night filled with laughter, music and togetherness. Industry colleagues, customers and friends travelled from across the UK and Europe to be part of this celebration.
Thanks to the remarkable generosity of everyone who participated, we have achieved an outstanding fundraising total of £3,300 in support of MAGPAS Air Ambulance. In an extraordinary show of commitment, Le Mark Group has gone above and beyond by contributing an additional £3,700, bringing the total to an incredible £7,000.
This substantial contribution holds the power to cover at least two emergency activations, potentially saving two lives!
Here’s a recap of the memorable evening:
The Grand welcome, meeting the Directors and showcasing local talent.
As the sun set, the company premises transformed into a lively celebration hub.
Guests were welcomed with a refreshing drink at the reception and had the chance to snap photos at the photo wall, setting the stage for an exciting night ahead.
The event provided an opportunity to connect with our company’s Directors.
Stuart Gibbons, Linda Gibbons, Mark Gibbons and Neil Baldock, socialised with the guests, sharing insights and stories from Le Mark’s journey.
The evening began with a heartfelt and emotional speech delivered by Linda Gibbons, who guided us through the journey and milestones of Le Mark. She touched upon both the highs and lows and the moments of joy and sadness that the company has experienced. Linda also highlighted one of her most significant accomplishments: securing the contract to print and install the floor for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. In addition to celebrating successes, she took a moment to remember a beloved team member, Dave Cartwright, who tragically passed away in 2015. Dave had served as our production manager, and his contribution was invaluable in making the remarkable Olympic floor a reality.
Following Linda’s speech, we had the opportunity to hear from Stuart, Neil, and Mark, each of whom expressed their gratitude for being a part of Le Mark’s success. They also expressed their immense pride in everyone involved with the company.
Following the Directors’ speeches, the event took an artistic turn with a spectacular performance by Annie Dickson, Taylor Carr, Kelsey Forrester, Jordan Forrester from the Young Tech Academy, and Victoria Bienko representing the Polish Saturday School in Huntingdon.
Their incredible talent amazed everyone and showcased the remarkable skills present in our local area.
Generosity in Action and a Special Introduction: Daryl Brown MBE DL, MAGPAS Chief Executive Officer – Le Mark’s nominated charity
Stuart Gibbons as a host auctioneer took the stage to introduce a special guest, Daryl Brown MBE DL, Chief Executive Officer for MAGPAS – Le Mark’s nominated Charity. His presence and words shed light on the charity’s remarkable work. MAGPAS operates 24/7 and, on average, answers four calls for help a day, treating around 900 patients in life-threatening emergencies every year!
Following Daryl’s very touching intro about MAGPAS, Hayley Burroughs (the actress famed for her roles in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Harry Potter and Willow) thrilled everyone by joining Stuart on stage to present the lottery draw and auction.
With auction lots signed by Andy Serkis, Dave Prowse, Warwick Davis, Lewis Capaldi and Ricky Gervais, the night’s contributions were a great success, raising a fantastic amount of £3,300 for MAGPAS which is the average cost of a single activation to save a life! In an extraordinary show of commitment, Le Mark Group has gone above and beyond by contributing an additional £3,700, bringing the total to an incredible £7,000.
The Grand Finale and a look ahead
The night reached its peak with an outstanding performance by “The Definitive Neil Diamond Tribute” – “A Beautiful Noise Show”. The atmosphere was fantastic, and guests danced the night away.
Our 40th-anniversary celebration was a success, thanks to our incredible team, Industry colleagues, customers, and friends!
As we move forward, let’s carry the joy, unity, and commitment that made this evening so special.
Here’s to another 40 years of success, innovation, and cherished moments!