There were two reasons for celebration at isGroup in March, as the team gathered at Beaufort Park Hotel in Mold to celebrate the company’s 35th anniversary.
As well as marking the notable achievement of isGroup’s 35 years in the industry and its recent rebrand, the event also celebrated team member Mike Wilson’s 30 years’ of service with the company.
In her speech at the celebration Managing Director, Jane Whitehouse, took the team on a nostalgic journey from when isGroup burst onto the scene in 1981 to the present day, highlighting the company’s major rebrand and its recent BSGA award wins for both Wayfinding Scheme of the Year and Illumination Sign of the Year 2016 – 2017.
A toast was raised to the next chapter at isGroup and its continuing positive impact on the signage industry.
Jane also congratulated Mike Wilson, Senior Operative on his 30 years with the company and gifted him with an accordion, in honour of his love of traditional musical instruments. His gift also included a cheque for Mike to purchase a long bow for his other hobby of archery.
She said: “Mike is a multi-skilled invaluable member of isGroup and has contributed his talents and craftsmanship over the last 30 years in all areas of sign manufacturing, from traditional sign writing and screen printing to graphic design and CAD drawings.
“Mike has also managed the router machine for 15 years and – always keen to develop in his craft – his most recent new skill is applying himself to the laser engraving service.”
Following the presentation Mike treated the team to a demonstration of the accordion, which mirrored Mike’s 20–year celebration, where he was presented with a set of bagpipes.
Following his impromptu performance, Mike added: “It’s been thirty years of living the dream!
“I still enjoy making signs and still get a buzz from seeing the finished product in situ. The tools and equipment are forever changing, but the interest remains the same.”
Rounding off the celebration, Mike presented a large bouquet of beautiful flowers to Jane on behalf of the whole team, to congratulate her for leading the team and company to its 35-year milestone.
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