The Man Vs Food Challenge by Midland Fixings


The building services and construction products supplier Midland Fixings held a Man Vs Food challenge as part of their 2018 corporate social responsibility (CSR). The challenge took place at its Beeston-based headquarters and six members of staff participated in it.

The participants had to eat as many sausage rolls as they could in one minute. The winner was Dan Kirk, purchasing assistant at Midland Fixings, who managed to eat 5 sausage rolls. This was the first event of the company’s 2018 CSR programme and it raised more than £1,150 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

“The challenge was lots of fun and all for a great cause. It was a close one at the end but I was determined to win! Not only was it fun to take part in but I think the rest of the team enjoyed watching it too – it definitely provided some entertainment for a Friday lunchtime,” commented Dan Kirk.

A new charity fundraiser will be organised by Midland Fixings on the 7th and 8th of March, where a team of enthusiastic cyclists will take part in a 350 km cycle challenge in the Pennines. This time, the funds raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.

“The Man Vs Food challenge was a great way to kick off our 2018 CSR programme – especially as the team loves food. It was for a worthwhile cause and really brought all the staff together to create a sense of community and excitement,” said Adrian Fowler, the managing director at Midland Fixings. “Since the challenge on Friday we’ve had lots of sign-ups for our next challenge of pedal the Pennines and we are hoping to raise even more money for our chosen charity.”

Midland Fixings has been operating in the UK for more than 40 years and it currently has 50 members of full time staff. It provides tailored solutions and products to meet the challenges faced by building services contractors in the Mechanical and Electrical sectors. The company has its own in-house engineering design team and fabrication workshop, which provide solutions for residential schemes, food manufacturing plants, and water and energy systems.


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