Around 150 guests, contributors and IPC staff helped us celebrate

Over 150 guests, contributors, fellow magazine journalists and IPC staff enjoyed a few rounds of drinks and a slice of cake at PBO’s 40th birthday party on the first day of Southampton Boat Show.

Former editor Roger Witt came along as did numerous former and current contributors and employees – even ex-IPC Chief Executive, Mike Matthew – himself a keen yachtsman.

Editor, Sarah Norbury thanked everyone for attending and led the crowd in a toast ‘to the next 40 years.’

Three specially-made cakes and balloons got everyone in the party spirit – not to mention champagne, beer and wine – plus £114 was raised in a raffle towards Editor’s PA Roz Jones’ “climb the Tall Ships mast’ campaign, with proceeds donated to the Jubilee Sailing Trust and the Cardiomyopathy Association.

Thanks to Decanter Magazine for the super raffle prize. Good luck to Roz climbing the mast on 23 September and thanks to everyone who attended and took part in celebrating the first 40 years!