trolley race brings London’s hotels to compete for charity
in the first Springboard Slingsby Challenge Cup
on: November 21, 2007, 3:30 am
Release Author: HC Slingsby
Release Summary: The Slingsby Trolley Challenge Cup pits London's
finest hotels against each other in a fancy dress trolley race across
Vincent Square, to support one of the UK's leading education and
Release Body: One of London’s finest squares was recently
the scene of the very first Springboard Slingsby Challenge
Cup. The capital’s hotel industry along with hospitality
and culinary arts students from Westminster Kingsway College
sent teams piled high on Slingsby trolleys in a
charity race around Vincent Square to support one of the UK’s
leading education and training charities.
decorated trolleys set off in a grand prix-style race around
the square after the race was started by Viscount Thurso,
M.P, a patron of the hospitality industry for many years
and President of the Tourism Society and the Academy of
Food and Wine Service.
race featured teams from the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill;
Como Hotels & Resorts - The Metropolitan Hotel; The Goring;
the Four Seasons - London; RAC Club; Institute of Directors Club;
Aramark - Contract Caterers; The Langham Hotel; The Savoy Hotel;
The Sheraton Park Lane and The Royal Garden Hotel as well as a team
of students chefs from Westminster Kingsway College.
event was held in aid of the Springboard Charitable Trust,
one of the only charities in the UK dedicated to helping young and
disadvantaged people improve their prospects by training them in
a career in hospitality, leisure, travel or tourism.
is essential for the industry to find new employees for the future
and especially in time for the Olympics in 2012. The hospitality
sector, including representatives’ of many of London’s
internationally renowned hotels competed against each other in a
comical trolley race to win the Slingsby
Cup and declare themselves victorious.
trolley race saw a number of brightly decorated teams dressed as
the Flintstones, the Hollywood Stars and The Churchillians take
part and prizes were awarded for the best decorated trolley and
team, trolley navigating skills, style, courtesy and elegance. The
race was sponsored by Slingsby Trolleys, the vehicles
without which the hotel industry could not operate.
manufacture high quality, adaptable and distinctive industrial
equipment , and their product has become the preferred choice
of several leading high street retailers, including Marks &
Spencer and Harvey Nichols as well as many major hotels chains.
Established in 1893, Slingsby are consistently
improving their manufacturing pedigree through investment in new
technology. Although famous originally for manual
handling equipment, their latest catalogue features a range
of over 35,000 essential products for the workplace, such as barrows
, conveyors, handtrucks, janitorial and office equipment.
products are trusted across all industries, from factories
to supermarkets, hospitals to airlines, nurseries to schools.
Details: Slingsby PR contact:
HC Slingsby PLC
+44 (0)1274 535030
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