To celebrate the official opening of leading property services specialist Ian Williams’ new Plymouth office, a team of employees and directors recently took to their bikes and raised £5000 for The Brain Tumour Charity. The two-day challenge started out from the company’s head office in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire and saw the team cover 145 miles with approximately 5,000 feet of climbing each day, before reaching the new Plymouth office in time for the official opening.
Ian Williams’ Executive Director Mike Turner who took part in the challenge commented: “Setting off under the cloud of Storm Ophelia wasn’t the most auspicious of starts, but fortunately we avoided the worst of the weather! The team morale was spurred on by a great support team and some much-welcomed refreshments en route. But perhaps most motivating, was the fact we were doing it to raise money for a cause that’s close to the Plymouth office’s team hearts – The Brain Tumour Charity. Support was overwhelming and we were delighted to hit our £5000 target which we donated to Katie Mosses from the charity. The official opening was also attended by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Foster who officially cut the ribbon on our new offices.
“From a commercial perspective, the opening of the new Plymouth office was an important day for Ian Williams and represents a three quarters of a million pound investment. We opened our first office in Plymouth in the late 1960’s as a result of our work for the Ministry of Defence and have since become a major employer in the region, improving the quality of housing, schools, colleges and the university, the hospital, care homes, civic offices, shops, leisure facilities, community centres and even the Dockyard. Our work has touched the lives of many people in Plymouth and assisted in economic growth and regeneration, educational attainment, healthier living and happiness. Above all we have facilitated the creation of opportunities for people living and working in the region. This recent investment in the new office will ensure that we will continue to do so for many years to come.”