I.T.S. celebrated 10 years of success with its customers and suppliers for a day and night full of explosions of the senses.
On Friday 27th September, I.T.S threw open its doors to customers and suppliers alike to help celebrate the companies 10th Birthday. Founded in 2009 from his kitchen table in Berkshire, Mike Bagshaw has developed I.T.S into an award-winning business that supplies natural flavours to over 20 countries worldwide.
Mike wanted to mark this important milestone of the company’s journey with all his staff, suppliers and customers that have been part of his eventful journey. Guests would meet at Newbury Racecourse for lunch and welcome drinks before being escorted on a red double-decker bus to I.T.S HQ.
Everyone gathered at I.T.S offices for a special tour of the facilities, getting exclusive access to every department of the business. On the tour, guests had an explosion of senses with many different tastes and smells to try out. The I.T.S team are passionate about building close relationships with suppliers and customers and this event was the start of things to come for building closer working partnerships.
The Mayor of Newbury attended the event to help Mike cut the ribbon on a new plaque marking the special occasion. Guests would then meet back at Newbury Racecourse in the evening for a Willy Wonka inspired night full of colour and flavours. I.T.S held raffles and auctions to help raise over £32,000 for charities close to its heart: Surfers Against Sewage, The Rosemary Appeal and Byte Night.
The night included fancy dress, with Mike Bagshaw donning the Willy Wonka outfit accompanied by staff in Oompa Loompa outfits. The drinks were flowing\n and the dance floor booming.
The event marks an important time for the business with even more exciting things planned for 2020 – watch this space!