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Afternoon Tea at the Palace

Afternoon Tea at the Palace 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

It’s not every day you get a chance to go to ‘THE’ Palace and wander through the garden at your leisure, but for two members of our team, that’s exactly what happened.

 

As a member of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and as a holder of a Silver award (https://www.rospa.com/Awards/Winners/2019/Silver-Awards.aspx) proving our ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards, Quadratek was invited by The Lord McKenzie of Luton to celebrate RoSPA’s Centenary (https://www.rospa.com/About/History/Centenary.aspx),at their Royal Garden Party, set within the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace along with 3,000+ guests and attended by HRH The Duke of York and HRH Princess Eugenie of York.

Entering Buckingham Palace via The Grand Entrance, passing through the Quadrangle, The Marble Hall and into The Bow Room, we were greeted with the floral aromas as we stepped out into the stunningly designed Palace garden.  Set in 40 acres, and like the Palace itself, the garden at Buckingham Palace has undergone many changes over the years.

Over the past 100 years, RoSPA, along with patrons and partners, has worked tirelessly to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by accidents through initiatives and accomplishments such as: the introduction of seat-belt, drink-drive and mobile phone laws; home safety campaigns on issues such as fire-resistant foam furnishings, fitted plugs, blind cords and liquid laundry capsules; the creation of the National Occupational Safety and Health Committee; and of course the hugely successful RoSPA Awards Scheme which itself  celebrated its 60th year in 2016

To learn more about the outstanding work RoSPA does, please follow this link https://www.rospa.com/About

 

 

Friday 13th!!

Friday 13th!! 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Regarded by many as a ‘day of bad luck’,  for Quadratek, Friday 13th  September was a great day for the team.  Not only were we all out of the office on a social to Goodwood revival, all dolled up in 40s 50s & 60s attire (we’ll let 2 members of the team off!) with victory rolls, curls and red lippy in place (girls only!), we were blessed with glorious sunshine.

With drinks flowing, we had the privilege of watching many 100s of millions of pounds worth of rare and beautiful cars competing for many a coveted trophy as well as the dancers jive away – many of us wished we could dance.

Spoilt for choice with food from all corners of the globe, a chance to purchase car memorabilia as well as our period outfit for next year, the opportunity to roller skate to 50s music whilst eating a traditional 99 ice cream (well, maybe not ‘whilst’ skating) it was a recipe for a fantastic day.

It was a miracle we all managed to get home in one piece – even if one of us had a two-hour walk between the train station and home all thanks to a need to detour via the kebab van!!

 

Until next year Goodwood, goodbye.

 

 






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