Coop­erAitken marks a cen­tury in style

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Stal­wart mem­bers of Coop­erAitken’s past joined the cur­rent team and their part­ners for an evening to re­mem­ber at the week­end.

The event was at the Wal­lace Gallery to mark the ac­count­ing firm’s 100 years of be­ing in busi­ness. String quar­tet Mu­sica Viva greeted the 150 guests as they en­tered the gallery, set­ting the el­e­gant tone for the evening.

The ladies of Coop­erAitken came out in stun­ning style, as were their dap­per com­pan­ions who were dash­ing in their up­scale best. Bub­bles flowed from the start, joined by an ar­ray of canapes that led into a din­ner all pro­vided by Cam­bridge cater­ers Gourmet De­li­cious.

Through the meal Coop­erAitken board chair­man Gavin Had­don was MC for the evening, shar­ing fond mem­o­ries of his life with the firm amidst other speak­ers in­clud­ing distin­guished lead­ers from the com­pany’s past, all tak­ing pride in what has evolved and what the fu­ture holds.

Once the speeches were done and a rous­ing chorus of Happy Birth­day was sung as the mas­sive cake was pre­sented, Tim Arm­strong Band struck up their tunes in the ad­join­ing gallery as the guests danced on till the mid­night hour.

Guests said it was a thor­oughly en­joy­able evening and fan­tas­tic trib­ute to a cen­tury of Coop­erAitken’s ser­vice to the com­mu­nity. The com­pany wish to thank every­one who helped to make it a night to re­mem­ber.

PAST DI­REC­TORS: Gary Cave, Alan Ban­nin and Bruce Sex­ton.

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