International success for Elixir


Young entrepreneurs from 37 different countries competed in the JA-YE Company of the Year Competition in Berlin earlier this year, among them ‘Elixir’, a Bridson and Horrox sponsored company. Elixir won the Isle of Man Junior Achievement Company of the Year Award in March and subsequently went on to represent the island at the prestigious awards in July.

Rhian O’Leary, of QE2 High School, was one of just 11 students from across Europe to receive an Alumni Leadership Award at the JA-YE competition, picked from a shortlist of 40 strong competitors.

It’s no secret that we like to support Manx businesses but this was an exceptional opportunity to encourage younger local talent and we predict a bright future from Rhian and her colleagues in the business world.

Bowled over…


Crown Green Bowling might seem like something of a pedestrian sport for some, but spurred on by king of the green Phil Kelly, stationery sales team Scott Campion, Russel Warrender, Mark Wheeler and Charlotte formed a team for the annual Barclay’s bowling tournament last month, in aid of Manx Cancer Help.

Blessed with a warm-ish evening, they way to Noble’s Park armed with wine, lager and gin-in-a-tin (thanks Mark!).  Lack of practice and no grasp of the rules did not stand in their way and they placed a respectable 7th out of 13 teams, with Barclays coming out on top to win the coveted Bowls For All trophy.  The tournament raised £1000 for Manx Cancer Help and Team Stationery would like to thank Neil Withers at Barclay’s for running such an enjoyable event.

A special mention goes to Mark, who managed to resist the temptation for ball related innuendo throughout most of the evening, arguably our biggest victory of the event!

Staff focus – introducing some new faces

Charlotte Vaughan-Williams joined us in June this year, her first job in the Isle of Man since returning after 13 years in London. Charlotte’s background is in property marketing and copywriting and she is currently revelling in the beauty of the island and the outdoor activities it has to offer including sea-swimming, hiking and more recently fishing although has yet to see a great success in this! She is enjoying the challenge of a completely new environment and learning about new products.

Anton Bolton joined the furniture department in July. With experience in sales and marketing, Anton’s first passion is running. He has taken part in several high profile marathon events including the London Marathon where he finished with a time of 4 hours 6 minutes. He gets very little spare time, but loves to spend it with his two daughters. Anton has learned the products fast and is a calm and friendly addition to the sales team.

Big Beat for the Hospice raises over £20,000 for Cancer Research

With 3 active football referees in the office, Bridson and Horrox are no stranger to kit sponsorship. But this time last year we sponsored a very different type of kit as hundreds of local percussionists, including our own Sarah Rigby, came together for a non-stop drumming marathon in aid of Cancer Research. The event, which lasted for 52 hours, was held at the Villa Marina and members of the public were invited along to join in as the drummers played from the event’s launch on Friday 31st October, by Sir Miles Walker until 4pm on Sunday 2nd November, 2014. This month, Sarah attended the cheque presentation for the event, which raised over £20,000 for Cancer Research. Bridson and Horrox are proud to have sponsored a drum kit for this event and continue to support the charity throughout the year.