With OrderFest taking a break this year, this month the OrderWise Team took a trip down to Wolverhampton Racecourse to join in the fun at PerryFest!
On Saturday 4th July, OrderWise MD David Hallam arranged for a bus to transport OrderWise Employees down to PerryFest, which was being held by long-time OrderWise customers, A.Perry & Co. The day was to help them mark 90 years of trading within the ironmongery, fastener and fixings industry, which sees them today as the UK’s largest independent ironmongery wholesaler. Not to dissimilar to OrderFest, the event was a great day of family fun with lots of inflatable games, various activities throughout the afternoon, a raffle, live bands and a disco till late in the evening.
PerryFest also saw the renewal of an old rivalry as A.Perry and OrderWise fielded their best sides and took each other on in a fiercely competitive football match. Unlike like last time round where A.Perry steamrolled to victory, this one was a much closer affair. OrderWise took the lead early on with a great finish from our own Projects Manager Alex Liggett on the back of a defence splitting assist from Marketing Manager Jon Roberts, but A.Perry were able to pull one back late in the game to bring the score to 1-1 at full time.
With the coveted trophy at stake however, both teams agreed that they weren’t going to settle for a draw so they mustered all the energy they had left and headed into extra time. It was a close battle but in the end A.Perry were able to grab the vital goal, prevailing with a 2-1 win to claim all the glory. It was a great match and although both teams were shattered at the final whistle, they both agreed it was a lot of fun!
However determined not to be outdone in all competitions held on the day, the OrderWise team were able to pull together, quite literally in fact, to claim victory in both the male and female tug-of-war contests. Also living up to his Employee of the Month title, OrderWise Support Technician “Mighty” Mathew Routledge was the hero on the day for OrderWise as he fought off all challengers in the Gladiator Pugil Stick competition, with no one able to remove him from his podium after more than 10 contests. Well done Mathew!
All in all it was a fantastic day with everyone having a great time and the team here at OrderWise would like to give a big thank you to A Perry for inviting us along to join their celebrations. We hope to see you next time!