The ‘Big Giveaway’ is a demolition job!
The long awaited climax to the Roger Dyson Group ‘Big Giveaway’ season was finally reached on Thursday 4th December when Peter Cordwell from PGC Demolition was drawn out of the hat at the Roger Dyson Christmas Gala luncheon and walked away with the 1st prize of a 5000SLa conversion.
Roger Dyson certainly started off the festive season in style for his 2008 customers who were entertained with a fabulous full Christmas luncheon after warming up from a journey in the inclement weather with mulled wine and mince pies. The Dyson Group showroom, decked out in true festive style, was once again the stunning venue for a gathering of the key movers and shakers in the Recovery Industry.
The mood was most definitely upbeat and as Roger himself said ‘there has never been a better time to buy a new or used Dyson vehicle or conversion’. Indeed three deals had been concluded by Roger and his team by lunchtime further swelling the number of entries into the draw. The positive mood was enhanced by a fascinating after lunch presentation by guest speaker John Getty, chairman of PDS Engineering – a prestigious and world renowned engineering company based in the North West. Using examples of many of the fascinating projects John and his firm have been involved with over the years – such as the record breaking Thrust2 world land speed project, to the Richard Branson around the world balloon attempt – John’s motto of ‘Don’t just survive in business – attack!’ came through loud and clear. With key messages such as the need to innovate, push forward with PR and marketing, and most importantly how to deal with and look after the people involved in your business life he certainly gripped everyone’s attention in the room and left the audience with plenty of positive thoughts to take back to their own businesses.
The build up to the 1st prize draw followed quickly on as two Dyson security guards entered the arena to a crescendo of music with the box containing those lucky tickets already in the draw – to which Roger theatrically added the three additional entries from the deals concluded before lunch. The atmosphere was tense as all those present leaned in as John Getty drew and announced the winning ticket. There was a moment of silence before the applause as all bar one person in the room realised it wasn’t to be their day. One man however sat there in stunned disbelief as his name echoed around the room - Peter Cordwell from PGC Demolition in Lancashire! On realising that the applause and cheers were for him he stepped forward and claimed his prize from Roger Dyson.
Commenting on his big win Peter said ‘I am completely stunned; I cannot believe what has happened today. I would just like to thank everyone at Roger Dyson’s for bring Christmas forward. I can’t believe I have just had something off Roger for nothing, it took me six hours to get £150 knocked off on our last deal together!’ I am sure we will hear more from Peter over the coming year as we follow the progress of his equipment build through to reporting on its working life out in the field.
Once Roger had stopped shaking after giving away such a prize he was in a buoyant mood explaining ‘I want the whole industry to know about this product. I firmly believe that our Hydraloader Super Low Approach slidebed with its 4.9o loading approach angle coupled with the options of second car lift, second vehicle platform and covered body in its variant forms with 3, 5, and 8000kg load capacity is the way of the future for the recovery market. I am delighted for Peter and look forward to handling the build project for him early in 2009.’