PEAK PERFORMANCE FROM TRADE ASSOCIATION’S NEW VP
Andy Sneyd, Head of Design at Crown House Technologies Limited and newly elected Vice President of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, has just completed the famed National Three Peaks Challenge.
28 September 2012 – Andy Sneyd, Head of Design at Crown House Technologies Limited and newly elected Vice President of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, has just completed the famed National Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
Andy and two business colleagues completed the adventure at 4.21pm on 15 September, in exactly 23 hours and 51 minutes. In this time they walked up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden in a total time of less than 14 hours with a drive time of almost exactly 10 hours. Along the way the team encountered atrocious weather on Ben Nevis and got very lost on Scafell Pike, which they estimated added another 1.30 hours to their time.
The 3 man walking team comprised Andy Sneyd, Head of Design at Crown House Technologies Limited who lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire and works at the company’s Manchester offices; Tom Wilson, Business Development Director at BSS Pipeline & Heating Solutions who lives in Leicester and works at the company’s Leicester offices; and Mark Briggs, Regional Sales Manager at Polypipe covering the north west of England, who lives in Blackpool.
All teams that enter the Three Peaks Challenge are encouraged to raise money on behalf of charity and Andy’s team was no exception – Andy has a goal of raising £10,000 towards Everyman, an appeal of The Institute of Cancer Research to raise money for research into prostate and testicular cancers. The team’s pledges of support have just added to Andy’s current total amount raised of £7,500.
Andy Sneyd was elected to the non-executive position of Vice President of B&ES in July. B&ES, which has over 1400 members, is the lead trade association for companies active in the building engineering services sector of the construction industry. Mr Sneyd comments, “It was a frenetic and hazardous adventure but we were delighted to complete ‘the 3 peaks’ in the challenge time of less than 24 hours. In 2013 I’m hoping to organise a B&ES supported 3 Peaks Challenge Race which will be thrown open to all member companies to enter teams – and now they have a time to beat!”.
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B&ES helps its members to build successful businesses by being the leading trade association for integrated building and engineering services and renewable technologies. It is a unifying force that promotes and monitors excellence; provides quality advice, guidance, training and support; generates market-leading thinking; and shapes the commercial environment through active representation.
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Picture shows Andy Sneyd (centre), Tom Wilson (left) and Mark Briggs (right).