We were recently asked, in conjunction with Code3Models, to carry out the gold, silver & bronze plating of six Eddie Stobart truck & trailer models for the ‘Stobart Lesters Awards 2012’. The six trophies were presented by Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group’s chief executive officer, at a prestigious ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Thursday evening 5th April 2012.
A Lester Award is one of a range of awards given to jockeys at an annual ceremony in the UK. The awards are named in honour of Lester Piggott, who won thirty British Classic Races from 1954 to 1992. The awards recognise the achievements of jockeys from both flat & jump racing during the previous year.
The awards ceremony, celebrating the achievements of Jockeys from Britain & overseas, was hosted by ‘At The Races’ presenters Luke Harvey & Jason Weaver & held in front of over 450 sporting stars, celebrities & guests.
The truck & trailer parts were zinc die cast (Mazak) which is a difficult alloy to electroplate often producing varying results. Our plating process enabled us to produce a finish fit for a prestigious award ceremony such as the Lesters.
Tony Graham, Code3Models:
“Thanks for all your help, over & above the call of duty, models completed today. Will credit you to Andrew Tinkler’s PA re. electroplating, excellent back up service & professionalism in a tight spot.“