The weather was perfectly spring-like at Le Talbooth in Dedham this morning for our annual St George’s Day Breakfast.
With champagne fizzing to welcome our guests there was a very upbeat buzz to the proceedings and it was the perfect opportunity for some exciting announcements by Partner, Jonathan Dennis.
First off, congratulations & trumpet blowing: Steven Green on gaining Chartered status, Mark Price on his recent Nebosh qualification, Jonathan Rensink on his NVQ Level 5 Diploma Occupational Health & Safety Practice and DCP winning the FBS East of England Employer of the Year 2019 – hurray!
And then some exciting company news, the formal announcement of the launch of a new DCP brand, DCP Safety & Training which will be headed up by Jonathan Rensink, ably supported by Mark Price and DCP newcomer Susan Querée, and which will run alongside Daniel Connal Partnership.
Formal proceedings complete, we moved on to the really serious business of the day: Announcing the winner of the Poetry Competition. Guests are invited to reply to their invitations in rhyme -and, as always, they did us proud! Thank you to everyone who responded in verse, they were all inspired but there can only be one winner … this year it was Nick Moore of NFM Engineering Ltd who received the DCP Trophy for this cracking and topical poem:
Your invite is a welcome hit
To meet up with old friends
And distract from bloody Brexit
As it seems it never ends.
St. George he’s flipped, gone raving mad
He wouldn’t see it drag-on
It’s hurt our kudos really bad
Economy’s gone pete-tong!!
Persistence it’s said will win the day
But repeating like a parrot
To keep on going come what May
Kind of loses the carrot.
Old Blighty needs a steady helm
To bring us back on track
A shining knight, a prince of the realm
He’d be most welcome back