2nd October 2019 marks the one year anniversary of the date when tragedy struck Le Maitre and the life of Brendan Ledgister was lost at our Peterborough factory.
That day changed the lives of so many people, but most importantly Brendan's family and friends who have suffered immeasurable pain at his passing. His work colleagues still miss him desperately and speak of him often.
As a mark of respect, the company has chosen to close the factory for the day and all staff will be offsite attending a safety awareness course in memory of Brendan, which will include a minute's silence at 9.30am. The course will be led by Andy Pettitt, a highly respected explosives engineer consultant, who will be reminding staff of the potential dangers of the materials they're working with along with explaining the importance of maintaining a healthy respect for the products at all times.
A memorial garden, in Brendan's name, is in the process of being built at the factory by his best friend Nathan, where a bench and specially selected plants will be used to create a small oasis where Brendan's family can hopefully come to remember him in a private and secluded area.
It will be a terribly sad day for everyone involved as we all reflect on our own private memories of Brendan and the joy and friendship he brought to so many.