Team works on the canal

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STAFF from an Ilkeston building suppliers have risked a dip in the cold waters of the Erewash Canal in the name of team building.

Olympic coach David Train and his son, five-times Olympian Andy Train, led employees from KRM in Nottingham Road into the water at Gallows Inn lock aboard a bell boat, named The Spirit of Ilkeston and Sustainability.

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Firm director Stuart Sherwin said: “David is a world class coach and team builder in every sense of the word and we are very fortunate to have him lead this event for KRM Building Supplies.”

David has been on the British team for four Olympics and his sons Andy and Steve have represented their country at five Olympics and are three times world champions with only Steve Redgrave matching Andy’s record as an Olympian.

Stuart said his firm is bucking the economic trend, taking on more staff and expanding its range.