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Floorwise Celebrates 40 Years of Fantastic Floors

By 23rd September 2022October 5th, 2022No Comments

floorwise marked its 40th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner at Harrogate’s Rudding Park luxury hotel, bringing together current and former members along with some of its key suppliers to recount its history and celebrate four decades of successful business.

Returning to the same venue where it celebrated its 20th anniversary some two decades earlier, floorwise gathered together members and suppliers for a night of celebration to mark its 40th Anniversary. Starting with a champagne reception, the evening was held at Rudding Park, a luxury hotel in the countryside surrounding the Yorkshire town of Harrogate. The dinner saw full capacity with members and suppliers from right across the country coming together for the evening.

Richard Bailey, managing director, floorwise; “We could think of no better way to mark four decades of supplying the flooring industry with leading products and brands then with a dinner to say thank you to some of those that have helped to make us such a success. Hearing from some of the original founders, we took a look back at our history and toasted the future. It was a very special way to mark our 40th anniversary and to reinforce what makes floorwise unique.”

The night saw Simon Cobley, floorwise Group Chairman, act as compere, with founder member Mike Duce taking attendees on a trip down memory lane, recounting the early days of the organisation. David Cobley, another of the group’s original founders continued the story, charting the history of floorwise through to the present day. Andrew Bunting, another founder and responsible for some of the group’s early product developments, also attended the evening.

The evening was a chance for those members and suppliers that have played a part in making floorwise the start of fantastic floors for forty years to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company in a historic setting that holds a special place in the group’s history.

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