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Driving forward business relations at go-karting day; POST PEOPLE.

LEADING businesses from across the Midlands came together to take part in the Birmingham Post's annual go-karting event.

Sponsored by Birmingham Airport, the networking event was well attended by key members of the Midlands business community, including Jaguar Land Rover, Caterpillar, No.5 Chambers and many others.

Each company entered a team of four and competed for a podium finish at the impressive Teamworks Karting.

Mandy Haque, sales and travel trade relationship manager at Birmingham Airport, said: "It was great to sponsor the Birmingham Post's annual go-karting event again this year.

''This networking event is a great way to build stronger relationships with businesses across the region and increase their awareness of routes that are available from Birmingham Airport."

Mandy added: "Congratulations to everyone who took part, especially the guys from Reach Local, who were the first team to pass the chequered flag."

Pictures: John Hipkiss.

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First lap action as the drivers jostle for position in search of victory at Teamworks Karting.

Anthony Priest, Peter Mottram and Joe Madden of No5 Chambers.

A close encounter as two drivers go bumper to bumper at the successful go-karting day.

Stuart Burton, Rob Patchett and John Dineen, of Team Caterpillar

Carl Caines, Tom Redfern and David Lavender, of Team Birmingham Airport

Anthony Priest, Peter Mottram, Joe Madden, No5 Chambers.

Claire Roberts, Andy George and Graeme Brown, of Bir-mingham Post.

Emma Larkin, Jenny Stokes, Kirsti Tomkinson and Craig Cooksley of Love Brum.

Jitinder Singh, Cem Yazici, Gokhan Gundogdu and Huseyin Babir of Turkish Airlines.

Jack Bircher, Mark Camilleri, Matt Keegans-Wood, James Livingston and Mark Mabbett of Jaguar Land Rover.

Competition is keen at Teamworks Karting.

Second placed Keep Moat; Winners Reach Local; and third placed No5 Chambers.
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Date:May 22, 2014
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