FCSI pair make it into Guinness World Records

David Bentley and David Russell — both partners in The Russell Partnership — have flipped their way into the record books after taking part in a pancake tossing contest.

The pair participated in The Big Flip at the University of Sheffield where students, staff and local residents challenged themselves to become the largest number of people to flip pancakes non-stop for 30 seconds.

A Guinness World Records representative confirmed the world record attempt was successful after 890 participants took part in the event, doubling the previous record of 405 set in the Netherlands four years ago.

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David Bentley, who is also chairman of the FCSI, said the idea initially started out as a way of showing international students a bit of quirky British culture, but spiralled into something bigger.

“It was not only a great, fun event which brought students and residents together but a challenge which raised some much needed funds for local charities,” he said. “Four local charities benefited from The Big Flip: Asperger’s Children and Carers Together, Project Buzz, Paces Sheffield and St. Vincent’s homeless charity, where flippers were encouraged to donate their pancake pans.”

The Russell Partnership specialises in the catering, conferencing, events and leisure markets. It was established in 1989 by David Russell and Dianne Adlard and now consists of an experienced team of partners and practitioners selected for their diverse industry experience.

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