2016 - July 2016

Henry Boot Construction participates in Barnsley Mayor’s Parade – 22/07/16

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Colleagues from Henry Boot Construction spent an enjoyable day participating in the Barnsley Mayor’s Parade on Saturday 9 July. The parade, which celebrated The Best of Barnsley, began from County Way and proceeded around the town centre, where members of the public and Cllr Linda Burgess, Mayor of Barnsley, eagerly awaited the procession.

Project Director Ryan O’Loughlin, Communications Officer Catherine Spooner and Marketing Assistant Melissa Walsh participated in the parade by dressing as construction workers wearing PPE, and giving sticker books and balloons to children. Assistant Estimator Jon Pinder also dressed up as Ivor Goodsite and Henry Boot Construction arranged for drivers Jay Dunn and Paul from ACO to drive a Backhoe excavator and dumper truck around the route.

Despite the rain, the Mayor’s Parade proved to be a great success, with winner of Best Float going to Barnsley Street Pastors. There were also trophies for Best Walking Group and the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Parade, which were won by Love Where You Live and Barnsley Rugby Club respectively.

Cllr Linda Burgess said: “It was wonderful to see people embrace the ‘Best of Barnsley’ theme and celebrate the many things the town has to be proud of. The thousands of spectators who attended had a great day despite the rain, with lots of wonderful things to see and do. I would like to thank all individuals, groups and organisations who took part, your support helped to make the Mayor’s Parade, once again, a wonderful event that Barnsley can be proud of.”

"It was great to be involved in such a fantastic event as the Mayors Parade. Despite the bad weather it was a great turn out and demonstrates the community spirit in Barnsley."

Ryan O’Loughlin, Project Director, Henry Boot Construction

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager
kfisher@henryboot.co.uk