Stobart Lesters Awards
April 22, 2012 · Print This Article
We were recently asked, in conjunction with Code3Models, to carry out the gold, silver and bronze plating of six Eddie Stobart truck and 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 and jump racing during the previous year.
The awards ceremony, celebrating the achievements of Jockeys from Britain and overseas, was hosted by At The Races presenters Luke Harvey and Jason Weaver and held in front of over 450 sporting stars, celebrities and guests.
The truck and 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 Scott for all your help, over and above the call of duty, models completed today. Will credit you to Andrew Tinkler’s PA re. electro plating, excellent back up service and professionalism in a tight spot.“