OK, I agree with this
Board & Key Staff
The Rock Hotel
News & Community
Western Mediterranean Businesses
News & Community
December, 22 2016
BGI pulls their way to victory over MH Bland in aid of GBC Open Day
If you were down at the Piazza on Tuesday 13th December at 5 o’clock and wondered what all the excitement and noise was about, it was the 2nd Tug of War held between staff members at Bland Group International (BGI) and MH Bland (MHB). After a twelve month wait, both companies were ready for the challenge; MHB to retain and BGI to win the title.
BGI is best known for Blands Travel (DMC), The Rock Hotel, Gibair and OSG. MHB is responsible for the Cable Car, MHB Port Agency, MHB Marine Services and MHB Travel Services. Both operate a fleet of mini buses, BGI as Blands Travel and MHB as Calypso Tours. Now that has been cleared up, back to the Tug of War!
The aim of the event was to raise money for GBC Open Day and enjoy a sociable afternoon with family and friends. There were 3 teams, ladies, gentlemen and a mixed team, each with 8 staff members. Each team had the best of 3 pulls. However, in all cases it never got to that stage. After two pulls the MHB ladies managed to secure the first win. This was followed by a clean win by the BGI men. The pressure was palpable and both teams were only a pull away from victory.
It all came down to the efforts of the mixed team. Both sides dug deep. After what seemed an eternity, BGI managed to take the lead. The teams regrouped for the decisive second pull regardless of their tired legs and arms. All eyes and ears were on Paul Lyon the umpire, waiting for him to shout PULL!! Despite a big effort on behalf of MHB, BGI pulled their way to a Victorious win! Both teams have now got one victory under their belt so it is all to play for in 2017.
The presentation of the coveted trophy changed hands from MHB to BGI outside Cloister Building. This was followed by both companies joining forces for the Mannequin Challenge. The whole event was filmed by GBC and was shown as part of the GBC 2016 Open Day.
In total the event raised £793 for GBC Open Day. Both companies would like to thank Paul Lyon for keeping order and ensuring that everyone was safe and well behaved. Also a big thank you to The Rock Hotel, Stagnetto’s and Saccone & Speed for providing refreshments and food for after the event. Their generosity and support are much appreciated.
View all News & Community
More Stories from Bland Group
July, 02 2019
CYE-CYL starts Summer Challenge for local students
Engaging in outdoor activities and focusing on self development workshops, Bland Group helps out with transport.
June, 28 2019
Bland Group raises over £200 for Little Smiles
Staff gathered together for a traditional Paella lunch supported generously by El Capote & Cafe Figaro.
June, 19 2019
Prepare for Take Off!
Bland Group proudly sponsors the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games
June, 12 2019
Bland Group proudly supports The Gibraltar College Awards
The annual event recognises the students outstanding achievements
May, 22 2019
Successful student placement as Bayside students join IT team
The work place programme enables students to get a chance to really experience the working world.
February, 28 2019
Bland Group joins over 60 organisations at the Careers Fair
Representatives from across the Group were on hand to talk with students about the career opportunities we offer.
February, 07 2019
Bland Group chooses Little Smiles as its charity of the year for 2019
To get fundraising off to a great start, the staff have chosen to donate the prize money from the Cavalcade.
January, 07 2019
Bland Group wins Senior First prize at Cavalcade with Coco
Crowned winners in the senior category, this year's float was bursting with sound, colour and life.
December, 17 2018
Paul Pereira honoured with retirement celebration from Bland Group
With over 45 years of service, Paul was presented with a parting gift and celebration to thank him for his dedication.
Take a look into our evolution
Take a look back in time from 1810
Find out more about our key people