That symbol of sporting achievement - the open-top bus ride - came
to the centre of Wakefield last week courtesy of Green Public
However, Green staff members were not showing off a trophy for their
athletic prowess but being named Wakefield Business of the Year by the
Wakefield Junior Chamber of Commerce.
To the strains of Queen’s We Are The Champions managing director Andy
Green and his staff of nine were joined on their hour-long drive of
glory by clients, friends and even the mayor of Wakefield. Green
admitted that ’it was a bit like the Queen was visiting’.
A competition held on the bus unearthed the ’seven wonders of
Wakefield’, which included the hanging baskets of Kirkgate, the Empire
Stores building and Green, who at six feet four inches, revelled in the
proud title, the Colossus.
However, on this occasion, to continue the football analogy, this could
not be followed by the usual phrase ’at the heart of the defence.’