Happy Holidays from MTI

I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to everyone who joined us for our Christmas party last night at Neo Barbican.

It was great to see everyone, especially as I know this is such a busy time for those of you whose end of the year is coming up and things get a little more intense.

Congratulations to Andrew Ellard of Brewin Dolphin, pictured top right with our very own Ian Parslow, who was the winner of the Ipad Pro raffle. This helped us raise much-needed funds for The Prince’s Trust. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. MTI has long supported the work of The Prince’s Trust, and we appreciate your help in doing so.

So I’d like to wish happy holidays to all of you. Thank you for your support, hard work, business, partnerships and general collaboration throughout 2015. I look forward to working with you all in the new year.

‘Tis the season to be jolly


As a family man, this is a particularly precious time of the year for me as I know that very soon the house will be filled with smells of great cooking and laughter from the kids, and we will all get a well-deserved break.


Of course it is also the time of year when Christmas Parties fall into place, and MTI’s UK event took place last week at The Stag, a fine gastropub run with pride and passion  by Polly.

Polly and her team welcomed about 70 MTI folks for a traditional Christmas dinner. It was an opportunity to say thanks to everyone for all of their hard work and effort this year.

We also celebrated the 2-year anniversary of Emma Koster and Justin Hemedy with the presentation of engraved pens.


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Emma Koster celebrates 2 Years at MTI


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Justin Hemedy, second from left, also got his 2-year pen.

In addition, there was also a new Apple Ipad Pro raffled off, with Polly selecting Darren Leach as the lucky winner. This was unfortunate for Darren Eales who thought for a moment (protracted by myself naturally) that it might have been him.

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We then had a raffle of £50 John Lewis Vouchers, 10 of which were given out to 10 different winners.

So just to re-iterate, thanks to all of you for your hard work, for following my blog and for the countless thank you notes I received following our event. We have other parties coming up in the calendar, with clients and partners, but this one was special for me as it was just us. Not least because it gave me the chance to be the minibus driver that I have always wanted to be.