We are pleased to confirm that we have booked Pen Hadow (the record breaking Polar Explorer) for Jenrick CPI's PR event in June. Date and Time: 12th June 2008 at 17h30 Location: The Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London This event is to celebrate the fantastic achievements of Jenrick CPI within the last 12 months, culminating in our 3* Best Companies Accreditation and our 7th Place in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for, Award. We are also very excited to announce that the world's leading Explorer, Conservationist and Polar Ice Cap Expert - Pen Hadow has been confirmed as our leading guest speaker. To give you a background on Pen Hadow; Pen shot to international fame in 2003 when, after fifteen years of unrelenting effort, he finally achieved his goal to become the first person to trek solo, without outside assistance, from Canada to the North Geographic Pole - a feat thought comparable to making the first ascent of Everest, solo and without oxygen, and one which has not been repeated since. Within months, he went on to become the only Briton to have trekked, without assistance, to both the North and South Poles. It is in these pristine and vulnerable environments that Pen has witnessed for himself the first signs of the changes that lie ahead for us all, resulting from global warming. Until recently Pen ran The Polar Travel Company, the world's first specialist polar guide service, which organised expeditions to the most inhospitable regions on Earth - the Arctic Ocean and Antarctic. His work also included organising the first all-women expeditions to the North and South Poles, as well as a number of polar projects for television and charitable causes. Hailed by The Times as the 'thinking man's explorer', Pen continues his work building on his special relationship with the polar regions. In Spring 2009 Pen begins his largest expedition to date - The Arctic Survey. In association with NASA, the European Space Agency, Cambridge University and the US Navy, Pen leads a major pioneering international scientific endeavour to establish for the first time the exact thickness of the North Pole ice cap, in order to help work out how long it is likely to survive. The team's conclusions will assist us all in preparing for the consequences of the ice cap's eventual disappearance. Pen's emotive autobiography 'SOLO' was one of Penguin's leading Christmas titles, and was voted 'Book of the Week' by The Sunday Times. Pen has also been credited by the Radio Times as a 'dynamic new talent in broadcasting', a career sparked off by his interview on BBC Radio 4's celebrated 'Desert Island Discs'. We will ensure you are constantly updated, via this blog, on news leading up to the event and also additional information on Pen Hadow and his expedition in 2009.