Bex Design duo on the road to London - by foot - for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Hybrid Bex Walk

Long-standing Hybrid customer, Bex Design, is celebrating its Silver anniversary this year. To commemorate the company's 25 years in business, Bex Design's managing director, Ian Board and his colleague, Mel Rowden have decided to walk all the way from a small village near their office to Hyde Park Corner in London, in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The company – which combines a suite of high end digital kit with a tradition of screen print production and cutting technology – produces printed membrane switch, graphic overlays, signage displays and self adhesive labels as well as a vast range of other products on an almost limitless array of substrates. On Friday 1st June, the duo will  set off from the picturesque village of Yatton Keynell - about 12 miles North West of the company’s offices - and plan to arrive at Hyde Park on Monday 4th June.  Whilst Ian and Mel are walking the 97 miles to commemorate the company’s anniversary, they are also seeking to raise valuable funds for an excellent cause.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity provides an essential and often life saving service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. It relies solely on charitable donations and according to Ian Board, “We couldn’t think of a more worthwhile and local cause. All of the monies raised from the 97 mile challenge will be donated to Wiltshire air ambulance trust.”

Ian Board came up with the idea on a family day out, when he stumbled over an ancient mile marker confirming the distance of 97 miles to Hyde Park, thus sowing the seeds for the challenge.  Backing Bex Design and its cause, Hybrid’s marketing manager, Duncan Jefferies, wished the two intrepid walkers well. “Ian and Mel have a huge challenge ahead of them. We’re delighted to sponsor them for the walk and wish them the very best of effort.”

Anyone wishing to support Bex with their sponsorship efforts can visit