MP formally opens Pendlewood’s expanded premises!

Rosie poses with Pendlewood workers

Rosie poses with Pendlewood workers

Pendlewood’s new expanded headquarters were formally opened last week and it was a special occasion for all involved.  We managed to attract our local MP, Rosie Cooper who had the distinction of formally declaring the new unit open for work!

After the grand opening ceremony, Ms Cooper – Labour MP for West Lancashire since 2005 – was treated to a full tour of the expanded premises where she got to meet Pendlewood workers and take a look at our groundbreaking project for Forefield Primary School in Merseyside that is currently being worked on before it heads for installation.

Following this Rosie and Pendlewood Managing Director Alan Pendlewood sat and discussed a variety of issues including the recession, local business and Pendlewood’s ambitious plans for the future. The undoubted success of the event can be seen from the surrounding pictures.

Rosie Cooper MP officially opens our new unit

Rosie Cooper MP officially opens our new unit

Alan was thrilled with the day and was extremely impressed with his local MP. He enthused: “I was really pleased on three accounts. Firstly, it was just fantastic to have the new unit formally opened; it felt like we had taken another crucial step on our journey to the top.

“Secondly, I was delighted that Rosie Cooper got to see that a local company is still managing to thrive in such economically challenging times.

“Finally, it was a pleasure to have a sharp mind like Rosie visit. Politicians’ public images have taken a battering this year but if they all showed Rosie’s commitment to the job and her constituents as well as her ‘can-do’ attitude then I suspect the publicity would be much more positive.”

Pirate Ship Project taking shape!

It may be the summer holidays for children and schools but here at Pendlewood it is actually the busiest time of the year!

And one of our biggest ever projects is currently taking centre stage in our workshop.

The Pirate Ship, which can be seen undergoing construction from the accompanying pictures, is being made for Forefield Primary School in Crosby, Merseyside. An updated variation on our popular HMS Intrepid and HMS Discovery play ships, it is on track to be our best ever product.

Pendlewood workers construct the Crosby bound ship!

Pendlewood workers construct the Crosby bound ship!

The Ship includes a number of fun-filled educational and recreational challenges and is so big it is going to take up an area of nearly 150 square metres! There are climbing nets, a traversing wall,  crawl tunnels, a wheelchair friendly ramp way entrance and much more, all of which promise to make this even more exciting than an afternoon on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean!

Be sure to stay tuned to www.pendlewood.com for all the developments on this project, including the huge opening ceremony/unveiling that is planned for early in the Autumn term!

Ship Ahoy! The massive project begins to take shape...

Ship Ahoy! The massive project begins to take shape...