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Wednesday 27th February 2019

So long, and thanks for all the fish? Not quite yet. Paper Round’s venue for its second annual customer event by the sea wasn’t as dramatic as Douglas Adams’ The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, but it was pretty close. And very much unlike the hitch-hiker book, Paper Round’s Customers assembled with a far more proactive intent; not to witness the end of the world, but to celebrate doing their bit to save it. No better place to help us all ponder our Blue Planet, than Brighton’s wonderful Sea Life Centre.

The inspirational backdrop to proceedings included Stingrays, Jelly Fish, Octopi and a spectacular array of marine life – all swimming amongst the positive messages of marine conservation that festoon the Sea Life’s Victorian arches.

To this spectacular setting Paper Round hosted an array of competitions, games, networking, prizes and awards for its Customers. A massive thank you to those Customers. Their passion to be green is in an inspiration to strive for more sustainable services and to lead the way in delivering the circular economy. Hopefully they were rewarded with some amazing locally sourced food and drink. Big shout outs are due to The Coach House Restaurant and Real Patisserie for amazing canopies and macaroons, and to the Franklin Brewery for locally brewed Bread Beer. Fabulous! Thanks also to Sea Life and Higgidy for their wonderful donated prizes.

The theme of the event was very much about how we can turn the tide on the throwaway culture and reduce the use of single use plastics. To this end, Max Leviston gave an impassioned talk on the conservation credentials of the Sea Life Centre and the Sea Life Trust, and Paper Round donated to this year’s nominated Charities: FareShare, The Sea Life Trust and the Marine Conservation Society.

The evening’s highlight of highlights was again provided by our celebrated Customer Choccywoccydoodah, who created our most coveted competition prize, a spectacular show stopper Octopus cake. The lucky winners were the Churchill Centre team. Huge congratulations to them! But caution is recommended. If you eat more than one tentacle at a time you might get sea sick.

Thanks again to all who braved the January chill. You warm the cockles and make the event what it is. We can’t wait to see you all again next year for another mid-winter celebration by the sea.

So long, and let’s give thanks for all the fish!  

Head to our facebook page to view all the pictures from the event.

Darren Hedges

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