Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Folkestone

Winter Olympic Games hero Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards arrived in Folkestone to officially open recruitment firm Red Eagle’s new head office in Sandgate Road.

Eddie shot to fame during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary after he won the hearts of crowds around the world and his brave efforts went down in history. Nearly 30 years on, no one can tell you who won the gold medal but everyone remembers Eddie ‘The Eagle’.

Managing Director, Wayne Hodgson remarked, “We were looking for someone who truly inspires. Anyone who has seen the recent film will know what Eddie went through to achieve his dream – no half measures, giving 100%, never giving up and doing his best at all times. We were so pleased to have Eddie for the day – he was brilliant! Eddie epitomises our company ethos, we had to use him for our official opening.”

Fresh from a UK theatre tour, Eddie was full of spirit and passion, giving everyone an insight into his life and the film. With no money, little equipment and only a childhood dream to hang onto, Eddie, a self-taught ski jumper made it to the Olympic Games, despite all the odds being stacked against him.

The private event was attended by staff, clients, suppliers and a few special guests including 98-year-old Reg Huntley, who two years ago famously appeared in the national press, on radio and TV including BBC’s The One Show, as the oldest full time salesman on the road – and he’s still working today!

Everyone who attended the event received a signed photo of Eddie along with a signed copy of his DVD.

Red Eagle provides temporary, contract and permanent workers for employers throughout Kent and South East London.