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Press Release 40th Birthday 2017

Lorien celebrate 40th birthday by breaking a GUINNESS WORLD-RECORDS® title.

Lorien celebrate 40th birthday by breaking a GUINNESS WORLD-RECORDS® title. Lorien and onezeero. became record breakers last week as they entered the Guinness World Records® for the ping pong balls bounced into a target in three minutes in team on 9th June 2017 as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. The outsourced and IT recruitment specialists hosted an all-day festival and black tie themed evening conference for its 220 employees in recognition of their hard work and achievements over the past four decades since Lorien’s conception. 

The day included a funfair, awards ceremony, live music and Massaoke. The day’s events also featured a world-first, as Lorien marked its 40 years by officially entering the Guinness World Records® family. 

As part of their attempt, employees were tasked with simultaneously bouncing as many ping pong balls into a target from three metres away as possible in a three minute time period. Lorien successfully bounced 134 balls, exceeding the previous record of 100. The task required a significant team effort as Lorien and onezeero. employees worked to coordinate & synchronise multiple teams to ensure the rules were adhered to!

The Guiness World Records® title will serve as another cause for celebration amongst Lorien’s many. 

Since its conception in 1977, Lorien has climbed the ranks from small subject matter expert to becoming part of the 6th largest MSP provider worldwide as the result of its acquisition by the Impellam Group plc in 2014. Lorien began as a small software development consultancy based in Leeds in 1977, eventually growing to over 220 employees across 5 offices and two specialist brands working with over 600 organisations ranging from small tech start-ups to multinational household names in the FTSE 100 as well as over half of the FTSE 250. Lorien has an established reputation for delivering high quality, market-leading outsourced recruitment solutions and whilst every one of our solutions is bespoke, each is based upon the same foundations of quality, sustainability, trust and partnership. In 2016 we placed 2,000 permanent IT candidates with our customers and managed c. 6,000 contractors by leveraging our expert resources and extensive specialist candidate networks.

Of the day's events, CEO Claire Marsh said:

“We know that our people are our most valuable asset – that’s where our expertise, our warmth and our energy come from. We wanted to create a really memorable day that would reinforce what we already know – that Lorien is made up of hard workers, high achievers and record breakers. It’s been great to celebrate how far we’ve come as an organisation as well as to look forward to what the future holds.”

Claire Marsh- CEO