10th Dec, 2016

Coventry-based exam board celebrates 25th anniversary

Coventry Editorial 11th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY-based exam board OCR has marked its 25th anniversary by taking a trip back to the 90s.

A total of 200 employees at Progress House marked the occasion with a day of celebrations including a special presentation from the Lord Mayor of Coventry Coun Michael Hammon.

Ten employees also celebrated their own 25th anniversary working at the building which was opened by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1990.

As part of the event, staff at the building went ‘back to the 90s’ with music from the decade, props, and a special 90s ‘selfie’ photo booth for a memento of the day.

An exhibition celebrating the last 25 years of Progress House has also been on show in reception since spring of this year and features photos, facts and figures about the building and its history from the original architecture and design through to the ‘creative thinking space’ room of today.

From its base on Westwood Business Park employees at Progress House have been developing professional and technical qualifications which have enhanced student’s learning for the last two and bit decades.

Staff based at the building are also involved in other aspects of OCR’s examinations including assessment, operations and resources.

Employee Niki Cross said she remembered meeting Prince Philip at the Royal opening.

She added: “One of the key changes I’ve witnessed in the last 25 years is how much difference technology has made to the way we work.”