Kevin Keegan Attends Avonside’s Annual CEO's Golf Day

Published by: Jayna on September 12, 2019 at 4:08 PM


A mix of 24 Avonside Group customers and senior staff were treated to a day of golf at the world-famous Brabazon course at the luxury Belfry Hotel and Resort in Birmingham and were joined by a very special guest…distinguished former England forwarder and manager, Kevin Keegan!

In what has become a much-anticipated staple in the Avonside Group calendar, Tony Burke’s Annual CEO’s Golf Day is a celebration of customer support, as well as an informal networking opportunity.

Avonside Operations Directors who were in attendance included Andy Morley, Chris Firth (pictured below), Vince Hughes, Eddie Stanton, Phil Bull and Bill Rumble from our recently acquired BillSave UK.

Avonside Group annual CEO Golf Day 2019, Chris Firth

The eager golfers met at 9:30am on 10th September at Sam’s Club House - which is named after European Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance OBE - bright and early for a spot of breakfast and tea and coffee. Delegates then gathered to be registered, receive their Belfry goodie bags and be put into their designated teams. Each customer also received a specially commissioned Avonside golfing jumper. All the team names were a nod to Kevin Keegan’s career, being named after the nicknames of teams he’d either played for or managed.

(Friendly!) Competition

The Toon was captained by Tony who aptly is an avid Newcastle fan, Andy Morley led the Three Lions, whilst the Kopites were under the captainship of passionate red and our Flat Roofing Divisional Director, Eddie Stanton. Vince Hughes’ served as team captain to The Irons, named after Kevin’s first club Scunthorpe United, and The Cottagers (named in honour of Kevin’s time as manager of Fulham FC), played under the leadership of Chris Firth.

Some took advantage of the opportunity to have a warmup and get some practice shots in on the PGA driving range before taking to the green where every shot counted. The legendary Brabazon course owes its iconic reputation to the fact that it is the only course in the world to have staged four Ryder Cups, the first in 1985, then 1989, followed by playing host to the Cup in 1993 and again in 2002.

The score cards were gathered over drinks in Sam’s bar, where the guys were met by the one and only Kevin Keegan, who dined with Tony’s guests in the Stafford Suite. The 3-course meal was delicious by all accounts, with a menu of smoked chicken ham hock terrine for starters, braised feather bladed beef with horse radish puree for mains, rounded off perfectly with a tasty raspberry cheesecake for dessert.

Kevin then generously spent a good hour taking to the floor to answer questions from customers, before delivering an interesting presentation on his successful career in what was a fun and laid-back affair.

Avonside Group CEO Golf Day,Tony Burke, Kevin Keegan

The Results!

Our business Development Director, Phil Bull, assisted by Kevin, then presented the prizes of the day, which included signed England shirts and books. The overall winning team was the Three Lions (83 points), with The Toons coming in second (73 points), The Irons finishing third, (64 points) the Kopites (62 points) taking fourth place and The Cottagers finishing in fifth position (54 points).

The prize for the Longest Drive went to Avonside Group’s Systems and Integrations Director, Kyle Burke, who made his winning shot on the 3rd hole. Meanwhile, Chris Firth took home a prize for winning the Nearest Pin on the 7th hole, after narrowly beating a rather gutted Phil Bull by millimetres!

Kevin stayed and joined the guys for more drinks in Sam’s bar before the group retired for bed. With great weather and such an immaculate course, the day was a winner all-round but was boosted all the more by the customers who attended and supported the event. A huge thanks to all those customers who took time out of their busy work and family lives to attend, without you we wouldn’t have an even, so thank you!


Return to News Items

News

All News Items (77)

Tags

Company (3)

Charity (1)

New website (1)

Avonside Group (1)

Newsletter (1)

Avonside (15)

Acquisition (3)

Eon (1)

Contract Win (1)

Careers (1)

LCB (1)

Students (1)

Award (3)

Contract win (1)

Taylor Wimpey (1)

Investing (2)

Future (2)

Awards (4)

Apprentices (3)

Tony Burke (14)

NFRC (2)

New Manager (1)

NEBOSH (1)

Training (1)

Emmaus (1)

Chairty (1)

Acquirement (2)

Ploughcroft (2)

Customer Surveys (1)

Partnering (1)

Avonside London (1)

Growth (2)

New branch (2)

New Starter (1)

Apprentice (3)

Investment (1)

Expansion (3)

Exhibition (1)

CIH (1)

Chartered Institute of Housing Conference (1)

Prime Hybrid Energy (1)

2018 (1)

Renewable (1)

Energy (1)

Roof (1)

Solar energy (1)

Hydropower (1)

Biomass (1)

Ocean (1)

Geothermal (1)

Sustainability (1)

Roofing (3)

Electricity (1)

Climate change (1)

Solar panels (1)

Wind turbines (1)

Roofing jobs (1)

Tilers (1)

Flat roofing (2)

Roofers (1)

Northants (1)

Bracknell (1)

Oxfordshire (1)

Wigan (1)

Taylor Roofing (2)

Simon Taylor (1)

Avonside Group Services (2)

Acquisition (2)

Residential roofing (1)

Nottingham (1)

residential Roofing (1)

Simon Wilson (1)

Biggleswade (1)

Branch Manager (1)

Roofing Careers (1)

Career opportunities (1)

Forces in Construction (1)

THE NRFC (1)

CITB (1)

Kier Group (1)

Redland (1)

North West Roof Training (1)

Forces in Construction Insight Day (1)

EEM Supply Chain Showcase (1)

East Midlands Efficiency (1)

Social Housing Green Paper (1)

event (1)

showcase (1)

Networking (1)

Trowers and Hamlins LLP (1)

EEM Frameworks (1)

Arden Winch and Co Ltd (1)

SBS Roofing (1)

Bradford (1)

acquisition (1)

expansion (1)

growth (1)

business growth (1)

Commercial roofing (1)

residential roofing (1)

NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards (1)

Roof Slating (1)

Awards winners (1)

NFRC (1)

Dalbeattie Learning Campus (1)

Graham Construction (1)

Cupa Pizarras (1)

Rockwool (1)

National Federation of Roofing Contractors (1)

Roofing Today (1)

Roofing Today Magazine (1)

Dr Claire Griffiths (1)

Roofing Contractors (1)

Roofing Industry (1)

Market leaders (1)

Pitched Roofing Awards (1)

RCI Magazine (1)

Tudo Roof Tile Co. (1)

Hopkins Architects Partnership (1)

Flat Roofing (1)

Pitched Roofing (1)

Metal copings (1)

Kings College School (1)

Helen Hopkins (1)

Heritage roofing (1)

Ploughcroft Ltd (1)

Chris Hopkins (1)

Customer Satisfaction Survey (1)

Commercial Feedback (1)

SalesForce (1)

SM Roofing (Walsall) - Residential Roofing (1)

Ploughcroft Roofing (Halifax) - Home Improvements (1)

Avonside Honiton - Residential Roofing (1)

Avonside Southampton - Residential Roofing (1)

Avonside Midlands - Flat Roofing (1)

Client relationships (1)

construction (1)

roofing (1)

Tony Burke (4)

client liaison (1)

installers (1)

contractors (1)

System specification (1)

residential tiled roofs (1)

tiling manufacturers (1)

commercial flat roofing (1)

Flat roofing manufacturers (1)

Manufacturers specifications (1)

Flat Roofing (1)

Eddie Stanton (1)

Interview (1)

RCI Magazine (1)

Roofing Cladding Insulation Magazine (1)

Apprenticeships (1)

Nichola Farrugia (1)

Roughcasting (1)

roughcast render (1)

roughcast Glasgow (1)

pebble dashing (1)

dry dashing (1)

new builds (1)

housing (1)

Avonside Glasgow Residential Roofing (1)

Roughcast (1)

UK Roofing Awards 2019 (1)

UK Roofing Awards (1)

Apprentice (1)

Leeds College of Building (1)

Lendlease (1)

Bauder (1)

McLaren (1)

Scott Brownrigg Associates (1)

Avonside Cobsen-Davies Commercial & Industrial Roofing (1)

Avonside Wigan Residential Roofing (1)

Avonside Edinburgh Residential Roofing (1)

Elan Homes (1)

National Apprenticeship Week (1)

Apprentices (1)

apprenticeships (1)

Skills gap (1)

Eastern Region Roof Training Group Ltd (1)

Olivia Gilbert (1)

Avonside Braintree (1)

Avonside Colchester (1)

Eddie Stanton (2)

Tyler Pedrick (1)

Ross Brazitis (1)

Brexit (1)

Brexit Withdrawal (1)

supply chain (1)

construction (1)

Carillion (1)

transparency (1)

Staff (1)

Sam Tebbs (1)

Management Trainee (1)

Karting (1)

customer event (1)

Taylor Wimpey East Midlands (1)

Richard Bostock (1)

Avonside Worksop Residential Roofing (1)

Avonside Bourne Residential Roofing (1)

Chestnut Homes (1)

PF International (1)

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (1)

Mental Health in Construction (1)

Mid-Kent Roofing (1)

Kent (1)

Maidstone (1)

Lead work (1)

Andrew Morley (2)

Sarah Burke (2)

Peter Baker (1)

Women in Construction (1)

NHBC (1)

NHBC Pride in the Job (1)

Avonside Worcester (2)

Avonside Cannock (1)

SM Roofing (1)

Adam Pearson (1)

ISO 45001 (1)

ISO 14001 (1)

ISO 9001 (1)

Bracknell Roofing Ltd (1)

SBS Group (1)

Bracknell Roofing (1)

Tudor Roofing (1)

SM Roofing (1)

SBS Construction (1)

Avonside Bourne (1)

Acquisition (1)

Danescourt Roofing Ltd (1)

Danescourt Roofing (1)

Bill Rumble (1)

BillSaveUK (1)

Chris McLean (1)

Sarah Burke (1)

Nick Tappin (1)

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (1)

mental health in construction (1)

fundraising (1)

CEO Golf Day (1)

Chris Firth (1)

Phil Bull (1)

Vince Hughes (1)

Bill Rumble (1)

Andy Morley (1)

Kyle Burke (1)

BS5534 (1)

Categories

Company News (77)

2019

September (2)

August (2)

July (3)

June (1)

May (3)

April (2)

March (2)

February (2)

January (2)

2018

December (1)

November (3)

October (4)

September (2)

August (2)

July (2)

May (1)

February (1)

January (2)

2017

November (4)

October (1)

August (3)

July (1)

June (1)

May (2)

April (2)

February (1)

January (2)

2016

December (1)

November (6)

October (1)

September (1)

August (1)

July (3)

June (1)

May (4)

April (1)

February (1)

2015

December (1)

November (2)