Insight Data and Purplex brave the heat to conquer Mighty Marines challenge

A team of eight hardy souls from two of the biggest names in the glazing industry braved the heat to take on the Royal Marines Charity Bootcamp Challenge – and lived to tell the tale.

Insight Data and Purplex are both part of the Ascot Group, and ‘Team Ascot’ was made up of Sam Cross, Wayne Madge, Stephen Chan, Steph Massie, Aaron Potter, Melissa Larkin, Mike Neath and Ed Frater.

And they did the company proud by conquering the tough test to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity, with Ed coming out on top and winning an individual award for accumulating the most points during the day.

The gruelling six-hour challenge was held at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club in North Somerset and featured teams going head-to-head over five stations that followed the training and ethos of the Royal Marines.

Due to the intensity of the challenge the team had weekly training sessions with a local personal trainer prior to the event.

Jade Greenhow, Operations Director at Insight Data comments:

“Massive congratulations to our eight incredibly tough colleagues who were absolutely amazing and certainly pushed to their limits. Their performance in such extreme conditions was incredible and a real testament to the commitment of Insight Data, Purplex and the wider Ascot Group to support our local community.”

Andrew Scott, CEO of the Ascot Group, was there to watch and lend his support, and he said:

“To come through such a fierce test was an outstanding achievement and I am incredibly proud of the team. They worked very hard in the weeks leading up to the day and it paid off”

“It was very hot out there but all eight left absolutely everything out on the course and certainly didn’t let the Ascot Group down. I was just glad I was on the side lines watching!”

The team have currently reached just over half of their £1,000 target and some of the industry donated to the cause. If you would like to donate, visit

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