Success at Alumet open day!
11th July 2012
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The heaviest rainfall of the summer did not prevent EOS Energy's parent company Alumet from celebrating their 20th anniversary on 6th July at their Southam headquarters. Following a last minute decision to move the event indoors and a massive effort from the company's staff to clear part of the factory, the charity Eco-day was still a huge success.Iconic TV and film personality Brian Blessed literally 'blew away' the clouds as he unveiled Alumet's new Schuco ERC50 retrofit facade and Southam's first electric vehicle charging point. He then spent time in Alumet's new Living Laboratory and on every one of the 30 market stalls before delivering his key note speech which included two shouts of 'Gordon's Alive' and a rousing rendition of Pavorotti's 'Nessan Dorma'. The other guest speakers were Louise Bennett OBE (Chamber of Commerce), Ian Nield (Investors in Excellence) and Suzannah Nichol MBE (National Specialist Contractors Council). The event was also attended by 19 local dignitaries.Although the horrific weather reduced the anticipated attendance, over £1000 was raised on the day for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Alumet's staff hosted cake stalls, tombola, raffle and book stalls all raising money for this well deserved charity.A special surprise was bestowed upon Alumet CEO Gary Summers when Brian Blessed presented him with the Outstanding Contribution to West Midlands Construction Award. In an emotional speech Gary choked back the tears as he addressed the staff and guests "When I purchased the company 20 years ago with no premises and two container loads of aluminium sat on my front lawn, I would have never believed that I would be stood here in front of our 120 staff receiving this award" The Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year added "I would like to dedicate this award to the brilliant team here at Alumet for making all this possible."Alumet's environmental and sustainability credentials have made them one of the leading specialist green construction contractors, they are now preparing for the forthcoming Green Deal with the launch of their Regenerate division focussing on renewable technologies and retrofit facade systems.]]>
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