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Avtrade hosts 30th anniversary party on 3rd & 4th June 2016

15 June 2016

Avtrade rounded off its 30th year anniversary with two days of celebrations on the 3rd and 4th of June 2016.

To commemorate this milestone anniversary; first, owner and CEO Mr Graeme Brooks hosted customers, suppliers and friends of Avtrade at a “Secret Garden Party” held at Avtrade’s new Global Headquarters. With guests joining the celebrations from all around the world, Avtrade entertained over 300 visitors, representing over 80 different companies. From Airline CEO’s to buyers, OEM’s to independent suppliers, Lawyers, Bankers and Associates, provided an interesting diversity to the evening. VIP guests included The Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames MP and Executive Vice President of Air France KLM, Engineering & Maintenance, Franck Terner, both of whom made very complimentary speeches on Graeme Brook’s achievements and the success of Avtrade globally and in the local community. Compèred by the owner’s son and Commercial Director Jamie Brooks, highlights of the night included band and Breakdancers performances plus the unveiling and presentation of surprise gifts. The evening had commenced with the greeting of guests by hedge men followed by Rickshaw tours of Avtrade’s Global Headquarters, allowing guests the opportunity to see the day to day workings and extraordinary scale of the business, finished off with a “Mission Impossible” video featuring Avtrade staff. A fantastic evening was had by all who attended and the party was a fitting tribute to Avtrade’s 30 years of quality, integrity and progress in Aviation.

This was followed by a staff and family day, which celebrated the most integral part of Avtrade’s success – Its staff! Avtrade would not be the company it is today without the hard work, commitment and loyalty of all 250+ employees worldwide. Over 400 staff and family were welcomed on the Saturday, allowing staff the opportunity to show their families their place of work, whilst taking the time to enjoy the fabulous sunshine and scenery. Caricaturists, bouncy castles, inflatable sumo fighting, photo booths and even a magician kept everyone entertained, whilst a variety of refreshments and excellent food, including a hog roast kept everyone sustained.

Avtrade would like to thank all who attended both the Friday and Saturday celebrations and for being an integral part of the remarkable Avtrade success story.

Click here to view a gallery from the party