Dan Lewis of LWS Group has brought his company on board as a partner to the Junior programme for a variety of reasons as he explains, ‘Firstly, this seemed to be the only way to stop Ian Rowe stalking me and telling me I had to get involved as ‘I knew it made sense’. In the end I gave in and signed a cheque!’
LWS Group also works in a number of schools providing services as and when they are needed be it seasonal for grass cutting or weather related for snow and ice clearance. As Dan commented, ‘It took us only a matter of a few hours to clear the Sharnbrook Upper School site of snow – popular with the school, maybe less so with some of the students!’ He added, ‘The site agent at Sharnbrook said what we do in three hours normally takes three people three days. Since we started Sharnbrook has not shut due to snow / ice on the site – let LWS take your snow away, so your customers / employees / pupils don’t stay away !!!’
BELOW: The LWS banner ‘On Tour’ at the Banyoles 1992 Olympic rowing lake
He added, ‘This is a great project and I urge other businesses to get involved – it is our duty to support young people and help give them opportunities that they might not otherwise get. For example in the space of a month these kids will have raced and trained on two Olympic lakes, London and now Banyoles – not many youngsters can boast that and to me it is a genuine Olympic legacy which this programme is delivering.’
Banyoles is somewhere I am familiar with too – in the late 90s I was based out in Spain for a year with work and used to roller blade round the lake – now I’m helping Bedford kids row on it! I also have a bit of a rowing connection through an old mate of mine, Giles Marchant who used to row at Star – he even met his wife there and her dad is a volunteer coach with the current Juniors. I reckon this shows that rowing is far more than a sport – it is a ‘life choice’!!’
See more about Dan and LWS Group helping the Juniors as they prepped for Banyoles. Click here.
There has to be a commercial reason for LWS Group to be involved too; in the current climate we have to explore all avenues to win new business and I’d like to think that our investment not only helps the programme but also opens new doors for us. We do work from cutting (large, prefereably) lawns to playing fields, snow blowing to help keep schools open (sorry kids), all forms of landscaping plus fencing, paving, patios and so on.
So, please see where you can use us too!
BELOW: The LWS Group banner makes it’s debut at the Nottingham National Watersports Centre with the Juniors competing in the Junior Inter Regional Regatta – top work by the Juniors supporting their supporters!
LWS Group purchased our ‘On Tour’ gazebo – see here for more.
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LWS in action below, back in October, preparing the site for the Bedford Rowing Lake Open Day.