Ricardo race sees employees conquering the globe

The celebration of the race which took two months to complete SUS-150729-142824001
The celebration of the race which took two months to complete SUS-150729-142824001

IT’S taken them from the salt flats of Utah to the bustle of the Far East.

But now, employees at one of Shoreham’s biggest employers have conquered the globe by crossing the finishing line of an epic fundraiser.

Leading engineering firm Ricardo finished its two-month global relay race to mark its centenary celebrations.

Employers raced across Europe, India, China, Japan and the USA visiting a range of the firm’s bases as well as sites of historic moments in the group’s history.

Ricardo chief operating officer Mark Garrett, said: “This around-the-world relay has been one of the true highlights of the centenary celebrations of Ricardo plc.

“The challenge has been a remarkable and very appropriate celebration of the achievements of the first century of Ricardo.

“It has done great credit to the innovative engineering skills, hard work and dedication of the company’s employees, from Sir Harry himself to the most recent of our apprentice and graduate engineering recruits.”

The effort was finished by Dr Camilla Bosanquet, daughter of the company’s founder, Sir Harry Ricardo and has been raising cash for a range of charities.

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