To celebrate 25 years in business, Expect hosted a BBQ for its’ employees on 20th July 2013

The event, which took place at the companys Premier Point site and was attended by approximately 150 people who enjoyed a variety of activities and events.

Entertainment included Disco and Karaoke, there was a presentation of Awards for Expect Employees, and a special ‘This is Your Life’ for Managing Director Robert Rushworth, who was taken down memory lane by an all-star cast of Expects’ employees.

Throughout the year Expect staff will raise money through various events for a chosen charity, Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice in Huddersfield.

During the day, 6 brave Expect employees, including Operations Director Neil Rushworth, headed to Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire to skydive, however, due to low cloud only 4 of them were able to jump and the remaining 2 will now jump on Thursday 1st August.

Steph Gibson and Joanne Pearson from the traffic office team had their heads shaved at the BBQ to increase the money raised for the hospice.

The evening raised  just over £6,000 through donations of our generous employees and sponsors. The Directors very kindly increased this amount to £7,500, which we think is a fantastic achievement, so we have lots of big ‘Thank yous’  due to everyone who supported us.

The evening also featured a raffle which included some brilliant prizes. Again we would like to thank everyone that donated raffle prizes. These include:

  • Huddersfield Town Football Club
  • Ryder
  • Bullet Express
  • Continental Wines and Foods
  • Whittakers Chocolates
  • The Sportsman Inn and Leisure
  • Morphy Richards
  • LSI
  • Foxs Biscuits
  • Beautique.

We were also assisted to make the evening so memorable by a fantastic group of people who in various guises provided entertainment, food and drink. Another big “Thank you” to them:

  • Bolster Moor Farm Shop – Barbeque
  • Best Bars of Whalley  – Refreshments
  • Cardelium  – Balloons
  • Better Bounce – Rodeo Bull
  • Briggs Priestley – Awards and Banner
  • U Can Hire -Furniture
  • Simon PA Entertainment
  • Rosier Cakes

All provided excellent service and we know where to go next time we have something to celebrate, and would certainly recommend them to anyone holding a similar event.

Finally, thank you to all employees for attending and joining in Expects’ 25th Anniversary celebrations! We hope you enjoyed it

Expect continues to support The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and are proud that we are helping to make a difference!