We have spend 11 days in the United Kingdom and visited several customers, places and landmarks. First, we took the ferry from Calais to Dover and started the tour by visiting Stonehenge. In the afternoon, we drove back to Northampton to visit the office of igus® UK.
The following day, the charity event took place in the Guildhall of Northampton. igus® UK donated 2,500 GBP to Gosset Ward. It is located within Northampton General Hospital and specialized in neonatal intensive care. After sunset, it was time for the bonfire night.
The next day, we stopped at the Angel of the North on the way to Edinburgh where a piper serenades our iglidur®-car. Unfortunately, we did not spend a lot of time in Scotland because we had appointments with customers in Manchester and Macclesfield.
Furthermore, we presented our compact car in Beaulieu during the Smart Car Rally and met a lot of people with tuned cars. Unfortunately, we did not win but could tell people about iglidur® on tour. An other exhibition took place in Birmingham called NEC where igus® had its own booth with our iglidur®-car in the middle as an eyecatcher.
Nevertheless, the highlight was London where we met the Queen. Ok, it was a look-a-like but this old lady attracted unbelievable attention. Many trourists joined us and begged to take a picture with her. We felt like bodyguards.
Finally, we spent a day in London and took the ferry to get back to Calais.
We enjoyed our trip through the United Kingdom and met a lot of new colleagues. They were very friendly, well prepared and we want to thank everybody for their great hospitality. We wish you all the best and maybe we see each other again?!
See you later,
Karl, Nils and Sandor