Rapid's Richard heads off to Belgium F1

by Rapid Welding 2. September 2013 13:32

A little while back we let you in on the exciting news that Rapid had won one of the top prizes from Kemppi for the European Kemppi Dealer competition, the prize being tickets to attend the F1 Grand Prix in Belgium.

Well, as all you F1 fans will know, that weekend has been and gone, and the lucky member of the Rapid team chosen to enjoy the prize and the fabulous experience was none other than Portsmouth based Richard Noyce.

We're very proud of the  whole team at Rapid, and in the spirit of letting our customers know us all a little better, I bothered Richard with a little q & a to found out more out him ......

 

Our Richard - A worthy recipient of the Kemppi prize

 

Hi Richard. Your role at Rapid is Web Assistant, what does that entail and how did you get to be so bloody clever?

My job is to assist in the day to day running of our website. I am responsible for the adding/updating of all our products on the site, taking and editing pictures of our stock, creating graphics and banners for the website, and producing our monthly newsletter and monitoring our website traffic levels. The IT skills originated from when I got my first computer and a bit of a quest to learn all I could really. I also have a degree in computing.

  What did you say when Roy presented you with the prize?

Not a lot really, it didn’t really sink in at the time. It is a really great gift for the work I’ve done on the website and greatly appreciated.

Clearly you're a bit of an F1 Fan. When/where/how did you get the bug?

I have always had an interest in cars and first got hooked on F1 after watching a race. From then on I’ve watched nearly every race probably from 10 - 11 years old. I only attended my first race this year at Budapest in Hungary, it was a great first race to go to, mainly due to the great fan atmosphere with so many different nationalities there, 30C + heat and Budapest making a great base/city break. Witnessing a Hamilton win, taking part in the post race track invasion and seeing the podium celebration was pretty incredible. I feel very lucky in getting the chance to attend my second race back to back.

 How will you be getting to Belgium and who are you taking with you?

It will be myself and those generous folks from Kemppi. I will be taking a flight there

 Do you plan on going to any other races in the future?

I would like to go to Barcelona for the Spanish grand prix and Monaco

 Do you have any other hobbies, sporting or otherwise?

Aside from formula 1 I do have an interest in other sports like football, tennis, cricket. Other interests include computer games, films and spending time with family & friends

 Do you do any welding?

Unfortunately not, Some welding skills would have been very useful with some of the old cars I’ve owned.

 The best thing about Rapid ..... ?

The Rapid Experience!

 

Richard has taken some fab photos of his weekend at the Grand Prix, and we'll be posting those at a later date along with a report of the weekend -  think meeting Pastor Maldonado from the Williams team and rubbing shoulders with other famous faces !

See you soon!

 

 

 

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F1 Prize for winning European Kemppi Dealers

by Rapid Welding 13. August 2013 20:46

An amazing prize from Kemppi - Thank you!

Rapid has won the silver prize in the European Kemppi Dealer competition, and one of our lucky team has been chosen to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix race weekend, lapping up the atmosphere and sipping on champagne in the exclusive paddock club.

The winning businesses were the top twelve dealers with the highest net value of incoming orders (during the period of 1st June to the 31st July 2013). Included in the prize is hotel accommodation in Maastricht and transport between the hotel and race track, - meaning all the hospitality can be enjoyed to the max. The flights to and from Brussels are also included.

It's going to be an amazing weekend, and of course we'll be letting you hear all about it.

A big thank you to Kemppi for such a wonderful prize!

For more info on Kemppi and the Williams F1 team, check out this website:

http://www.williamsf1.com/Team/Media/News/The-Williams-F1-Team-and-Kemppi-Upgrade-Sponsorship-Agreement/

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