Congratulations to Nicky Holmes at Jenrick Engineering Burton Office who has just been awarded the very latest ‘Jenrick Experience’ which means that she has been given £1,000 to make her dream come true!

Take a look at Nicky’s full entry below:

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SUBMIT?

My Jenrick Experience is “Valentine’s Day” at Bovey Castle on Dartmoor National Park, with a two-night Valentine’s Day retreat and a “Nissan GTR Driving Experience” at Donington Park for me and my husband to celebrate his 40th birthday.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SUBMIT IT?

The main reason for submitting my Jenrick Experience is to be able to treat my husband, Mark, who has worked and continues to work so hard for us as a family.  Before having our two wonderful children, Sophie and Jacob, we always agreed that I would give up my career and be a stay-at-home mum and I was very fortunate to be able to do that. 
I returned to work on a part-time basis 3 years ago, when both children were at school. Like most parents, all our energy and time goes into our children and I would like to take this opportunity to do something extremely special for us a couple and enjoy the sheer luxury and experience some quality time and relaxation. 
The idea of Bovey Castle came from our Financial Adviser/good friend who had treated his partner for her 40th birthday and said it was an absolute must! Mark will be turning the big ‘40’ next year and he loves his cars (bit of a boy racer in his younger days!!). He thoroughly enjoyed a driving experience that I arranged for him ten years ago and I would therefore like to surprise him with a Nissan GTR Driving Experience at Donington Park.
If I was fortunate enough to win this fantastic experience it would just be amazing and a dream come true for both of us.  It is not something I could afford to do or justify doing with only working part-time and it would mean everything to be able to treat Mark for a change. 
With me not having worked for 8 years, whilst raising our children, we had to make sacrifices, so to be given the chance to get away for a luxurious weekend and not worry about the expense of it all would be awesome. Both of these experiences would mean so much to us both and would remain very memorable occasions.

HOW WILL YOU MAKE THIS A ‘TRUE EXPERIENCE’ THAT YOU WILL LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION?

Bovey Castle is a place where you can live out your dreams, then put your feet up! My husband and I love the outdoors, walking, cycling etc. It is the history and sheer adventure of it all.  Having spent quite a few memorable family holidays in Devon, it will give us the chance to do more exploring, with more than 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep of the Castle.
There are also many different activities on offer e.g making cider, archery, clay pigeon shooting and falconry etc. I am sure if we have the pleasure of sampling some of these, together with being wined and dined in sheer luxury,  it will certainly make this a once in a life time opportunity.
As for the Nissan GTR race day, my husband will be in his element behind the wheel of a Supercar and I know for sure that it would definitely make his 40th a memorable occasion. Sophie and Jacob would also be thrilled and very excited to see their Dad on the race track!

Congratulations Nicky from everyone at Jenrick and Simon Holdings - We hope you enjoy your experience!

WHAT IS THE JENRICK EXPERIENCE?

To learn more about what The Jenrick Experience is about please click here.