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Christie's hosts 20th anniversary event

Published 23rd June, 2009 by Neil Nixon

Christie's hosts 20th anniversary event

To mark the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Principle Cleaning Services Ltd held a celebratory event in May for staff, clients, suppliers and guests. Valued client of the company, Christie’s kindly played host and provided a room for the evening. Over 150 guests were privy to a unique exhibition of 21st century British art, including a coastal scene that Sir Winston Churchill had painted during the 1930s.

‘The Seashore’ was given to William Greenshields, Churchill's butler between 1948 and 1953, as a gift and it was sold to benefit the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust.

Throughout the evening, guests were treated to canapés and drinks, followed by a speech from managing director, Douglas Cooke.

Rounding off with presentations to long serving and retiring staff, special mentions were dedicated to Rita Sefton, secretary with 16 years’ service, Franciso Duarte, operations director who has been with the company for 20 years, and Ursula Watson, executive director who recently retired.

Principle Cleaning Services also recognises that is has a corporate social responsibility and is keen to put something back into the north London area where its head office is situated. It has pledged long- term help for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy and staff regularly take part in various fund raising events. At the event a cheque was presented to Deepa Korea, chief executive of the centre, for £12,000, which was raised last year through staff fundraising and a proportion of the company’s profits.

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