Leader, Inspiration, Gentleman...
Saturday 17th August 2019 will mark the four-year anniversary of the passing of our friend and former Managing Director, Max White. Not only did Max join 1st Step on day one back in September 2004 and become a bedrock of what we are about, but he became a close friend and colleague to everyone he worked with – colleagues, clients and industry associates alike. He had an aura of calm and sensibleness that belied his years and instilled confidence in people he met.
Many of our current colleagues at 1st Step didn’t meet Max, but every single employee that works for 1st Step understands the impact he had on our business, embedding our business ethics and vision for how we operate as a business. Even though time has passed, his memory has not faded and he is still the talking point of everyday conversations.
Max succumb to cancer, after a long and hard battle during which he decided to devote his time to his campaign “Live Life to the Max”, which aimed to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. He thought that whatever life he had left, he wanted to live it the best way he could, alongside his daughter Ellie who he adored. He said that it was as important to understand the work Cancer Research UK do to help people live with cancer as it is to try and find a cure.
This is why we will continuously support Live Life to the Max and Cancer Research UK as our charity of choice, to honour his legacy. Many of our 1st Step colleagues continue to follow his mantra of Live Life to the Max, facing their fears such as zip wires, abseils and skydives all in aid of honouring his memory whilst raising vital funds for this most worthy of causes.
We ask that you join us in raising a glass to celebrate Max’s life this Saturday, 17th August and take a photo and post it on Instagram with #llttm and tag @1st.step.solutions and @cr_uk for Cancer Research UK. Raising awareness and remembering Max is
Live Life to the Max (his was always a Guinness!)