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25 Year Open Day Celebration - Great success

25 Year Open Day Celebration - Great success

20 July 2010 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire's celebration open day on Saturday was a great success. The open day was held to mark 25 years in the access hire industry. Gordon Leicester, the owner, began the business back in 1985 with the purchase of a Simon truck mounted platform. Photography by Tom Crew Artist

In the 25 years that followed, the business has grown steadily and is now the largest privately owned powered access supplier in the UK. Facelift has six depots around the UK with over 60 different types of cherry picker and scissor lift platforms available for hire. Facelift offers a full powered access service providing; platform hire, platform sales and IPAF operator training.

The Open Day was held at the Hickstead Show ground in West Sussex, the huge site was able to host hundreds of visitors, and offered a range of attractions and events through out the day. The main attraction was the It's a Knock Out Competition - this had 18 teams - that were split into a morning and afternoon sessions, there was also a fleet of Facelift's newest equipment on show, the Bronto truck mounted platforms being the star of the show. Vehicle demonstrations were available on the truck mounts, scissor lifts and boom lifts. See more pictures here.

Other attractions of the day included an exhibition polo match, children's bouncy castles and playground, merry go rounds and train rides. There were hot dog and burger stands, free ice creams and candy floss, for the children there was also face painting and a supervised cherry picker obstacle course.

The fun began early with an It's a Knock Out competition hosted by Graham Fisher, this started at 10:00 am and proved immenesley popular, and highly competitive. The teams, made up of customers and suppliers battled for two hours over a bouncy, foam filled course. Friends and family watched on as the competitors fought it out on the wacky set of games.

In all this was an extremely successful event, enjoyed by employees, customers, suppliers and their families.  See more pictures here.