Bridlington firms mark milestone with festive knees-up

Britax Sports & Social Club Dinner at the SPA Bridlington, attended by 150 guests
Britax Sports & Social Club Dinner at the SPA Bridlington, attended by 150 guests

A special milestone was celebrated by a long-running Bridlington company at its annual Christmas party.

Staff from Britax, which is celebrating 50 years in Bridlington, and Premier Hazard, also marking 30 years in the town, joined together for the yearly Sports and Social Club Christmas dinner.

The event was held in the Spa’s Royal Hall and was attended by 160 guests, who enjoyed a champagne reception, three-course meal, quiz and disco.

Kevin Joel, human resources manager at Britax, said: “It was a very good night everybody really enjoyed the evening and we look to repeat it next year.

“This was set up as a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary and full marks to the Spa too they did an excellent job.”

Mike Rayner, Britax’s managing director, said: “Our 50th Anniversary Ball was a fantastic occasion for both Britax PMG and Premier Hazard employees alike. I would like to thank the Spa, as well as everyone who attended including the organisers of the event for their excellent planning, preparation and hard work.”

The evening was arranged by Britax employees Jodie Baker, Nicola Horne and Louise Fox, and £100 was raised for the Make a Wish Foundation. On the night two long-service awards were presented to Maureen Taylor, a club member since 1993 and Richard Moorfoot, longest serving member who joined in 1986.

Britax, in the Bessingby Insutrial Estate, designs and manufactures vehicle safety products and employs 230 people in Bridlington. It was launched as PMG Thorpe in 1963 by Ernest Noon. Premier Hazard was established in 1983 and is a manufacturer and supplier of vehicle lighting and warning systems.

Photographs by Paul Atkinson.