Food safety and testing equipment manufacturer Testo has toasted 60 years of business with a gala dinner event and worldwide charity challenge.
The test and measurement application specialist marked the anniversary with a special ceremony for its 1,300 employees, retirees, international guests and VIPs, and took on a worldwide charity challenge, with the aim of getting fitter as a team and raising money for a great cause.
“We can look back on six decades of dynamism and successful pioneering as a high-tech specialist,” said Testo CEO, Burkart Knospe. “Numerous employees, customers and business partners contributed to the long-term growth and success of the company. That is why the 2017 anniversary year is under the motto, ‘Testo says thank you'”.
Testo UK challenged its employees, friends, family, customers and business partners to run, cycle or walk to help achieve its target of 25,000 km and raise money for Treloar School & College for young people with physical disabilities.
Testo’s managing director, Daniel Auer, donated a cheque for the sum of £10,000 to Treloars’ director of fundraising, Jon Colville last month.
The money that Testo has donated will be used to send Treloar’s year nine and 10 school groups on a week-long residential adventure study course called ‘Pushing the Boundaries’.
The course is specifically designed for young people with physical disabilities and allows students to experience adventure sports for the very first time, in a safe and supportive environment.