The third and final day of the 2017 Facilities Show saw British Army veteran Simon Weston CBE wow guests with a fantastic motivational speech, reflecting upon the horrific traumas he suffered during and following the Falklands War. Simon’s life is very much an example of adversity being transformed into opportunity and he is widely regarded as a beacon for overcoming hardship and maintaining a positive mental attitude.
Andrews Sykes are proud supporters of the Care after Combat charity – which Simon is a patron of – so it was nice to see him visit our stand at the exhibition and spend some time talking to members of staff. It’s fair to say that employees who were lucky enough to meet him were truly inspired by his story.
We continue to be busy showcasing our air conditioning products and services to visitors, and this has already led to some promising leads as well as hundreds of competition entries! Our sales teams have been extremely active this week, amidst the hot weather, and have been dividing their time between liaising with Facilities Show guests and handling urgent cooling requirements.
Simon’s visit to our stand (M1025) provided a timely reminder of just what can be achieved when you put your mind to it, and we thank him for his time. For more information on his role at the Care after Combat charity, or for further details on how they help ex-servicemen, click here.