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GeoAcoustics celebrates 45th anniversary with litter pick and staff day

We celebrated 45 years in business yesterday as part of our annual Company Day, a tradition started in 2021 that combines teambuilding and fun for GeoAcoustics’s staff and their families.

Yesterday’s activities included a defibrillator refresher training session and some light-hearted but challenging teambuilding exercises, as well as for the first time, a staff litter pick.

Lots of people in hi-vis vests varrying litter bags in front of an office building
The GeoAcoustics team getting bready for our litter pick

Great Yarmouth council provided the equipment needed to mobilise the entire GeoAcoustics team on its mission to clean up the area surrounding the company’s HQ at the Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, including the streets and alongside the meadow adjacent to the building.

“The team did a fantastic job during the litter pick with a noticeable difference to the look and feel of the area by the time we were finished, so I’d like to thank them all for putting in such a great effort,” said General Manager, Linda Dowdeswell.

Three men stood on grass wearing hi-viz jackets whilst picking litter
Darryl Starling, Andy Bos and Simon Clifford, litter picking outside our meadow

Family members joined the Company Day later in the afternoon for a barbecue and a circus skills workshop, which returned after proving successful with all ages at last year’s company day. This was followed by a lively, entertaining and very well received show put on by the circus performers.

2023 is a milestone year for GeoAcoustics Ltd. In addition to celebrating our 45th anniversary this week, we also reported that we had been honoured as one of 148 organisations in the UK to receive the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise in April.

Two circus performers juggling with a man wearing shorts in the middle, all are stood on a red matt with a yellow star
Team member Reece Trett (middle) with the circus

Linda Dowdeswell attended a special event at Buckingham Palace for the award winners in June, where she was lucky enough to meet His Majesty The King and mingle with members of the Royal Family in attendance as well as many of the other award winners from around the UK.

“We were delighted to receive the award for our international trade performance,” said Linda. “It was a special event, and I was honoured to attend Buckingham Palace on behalf of the amazing team that makes GeoAcoustics a company worthy of such a prestigious award.”

GeoAcoustics Ltd was founded as ORE Ltd by Dave Stone and Dick Stafford in 1978 as a leasing company for offshore research equipment. Today we are recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of innovative products that use the principles of sound in water to provide data about the seafloor and below it, for both commercial and scientific organisations.


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