Archive for June, 2012

Horizon’s Ben Hirst ties the knot with new wife Tracy

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The Team at Horizon would like to congratulate our Joint Managing Director Ben Hirst and his new Spanish Wife Tracy Muñiz Ryan, after they tied the knot last weekend.

The wedding was held in the stunning Palacio de Soñanes hotel, set in the Cantabrian mountains south of Santander in Spain.Horizon Platforms' Director Ben Hirst and New Wife Tracy

After meeting on a Safari holiday in Kenya 5 years ago, the couple, who live in Yorkshire, opted for a mix of both a traditional Spanish and a very English style of wedding, with the Groom making a very brave and surprisingly fluent attempt at delivering his speech in both languages.

Tracy has had to accept that Ben does have another love and over the years, has grown very fond of Horizon Platforms.   As a complete surprise she had shipped in from the US a scale model of a JLG 2646ES, to be placed on the top of the wedding cake – see attached photo.

Ben and Tracy returned from Spain on Monday, but look forward to their honeymoon later in the year

Horizon Platforms – 3 Peaks Challenge

Monday, June 11th, 2012

*** Update ***
Unfortunately due to horrendous weather conditions and under the advisement of the Yorkshire 3 peaks organisers, the event scheduled for the 7th has had to be postponed.

We have however re-scheduled the event for the 15th September.

Further donations can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/Horizonplatforms

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After much debate on the Horizon summer event this year, we have decided on something a little different.

Horizon 3 Peaks Challenge Logo

Horizon 3 Peaks Challenge Logo

Eighteen dedicated Horizon Platforms staff have volunteered to walk the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks. The walk consists of the three highest climbs in Yorkshire over 25 miles and all in less than 12 hours.

The walk is taking place in aid of local charity, Wakefield Hospice. Wakefield Hospice is a purpose-built specialist palliative care unit that opened in April 1990 providing 8 single ensuite bedrooms and 2 four bed ward areas, a Day Care Unit, bereavement support and education.

Over the years the Day Care Unit developed initially into a Day Therapy Unit and ultimately into a Drop-In Centre providing therapies, information and care for patients, carers and bereaved families.

Obviously none of this comes cheap, and the hospice relies heavily on donations from the local area. With this in mind any contribution whatever the amount would be massively appreciated and used to really make an impact on a life in the local area.

Donations can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/Horizonplatforms

The event gets underway on the 7th July, bright and early at 7am. Please keep an eye on the Horizon Blog to see how we all got on.