Payne Hicks Beach
Payne Hicks Beach

26 February 2014

New London 2012 - Olympics and paralympics insert

London 2012 - Olympics and Paralympics

As London, Great Britain and, indeed, the world got behind the athletes, our employees were not only getting wrapped up in the excitement of the proceedings but several were also playing their own part in making the Games a success.

Whilst as a firm we were delighted to sponsor a number of Team GB's Olympic sailors we had other employees who were individually determined to get involved and are proud that PHB staff at the Games numbered two Games Makers at the Paralympics, a Ceremonies Performer at both the Opening and Closing Events, and an Olympic torchbearer. They all used their annual leave to volunteer and support the Games.

Our head of Dispute Resolution, Richard Butcher, attended the Opening Ceremony and a number of events and gives his own personal experience of the Games which relives the excitement of that incredible, golden summer!

Our torchbearer has gone on to be something of a local celebrity and has not only attended a number of events in her area to allow people to hold the iconic torch but was also invited to a "Sport Achievement of the Year" award ceremony.

We, as a firm, are immensely proud of all those who got involved and we are pleased that some have indicated a desire to prolong their experiences by applying to volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, at Rio 2016 Olympic Games and at other smaller projects within the UK. We wish them all the very best of luck.

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