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Pinewood Structures celebrates 25 years

13 December 2006

Local company Pinewood Structures celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday by hosting a family fun day for its staff at Gamlingay Village College near to its headquarters.

Local company Pinewood Structures celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday by hosting a family fun day for its staff at Gamlingay Village College near to its headquarters.

Over 350 people attended the event to mark the quarter of a century the company has been in operation. Founded in 1981 by technical director Tony D’Alton and chairman Terry Emery, the company owes its success to villagers of Gamlingay who supplied desks, chairs and stationery to help get the company off the ground when it first started trading with only six employees. 25 years later Pinewood Structures is one of the country’s leading timber frame suppliers and employs 165 local people at its factory and offices in Station Road, Gamlingay.

Pinewood Structures leads the way in environmentally-friendly timber frame systems used to build thousands of homes, commercial and leisure buildings throughout the UK.

Managing director, Geoff Arnold, presented Terry Emery, Tony D’Alton and chief estimator Dale Sergent with a magnum of champagne each for their 25 years service to the company.

Terry Emery was delighted to celebrate such a huge achievement: “It is wonderful to see so many friends here today. A huge thank you to all of you who have played a part in making Pinewood Structures the success it is today.”

Staff and their families enjoyed the event with a hog roast, buffet and BBQ and Jazz band. There were inflatable toys, a bouncy castle, bouncy boxing, fun fair and face painting for the 121 children who attended with magic tricks supplied by Mr Custard.

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