THERE was a fifth birthday party with a difference for a former Hunts Post Business Award winner. Jelly and ice cream made way for bubbly as Bierce Technical Services directors Stephen Birch and Leigh Holden, pictured with employees, celebrated five years since they started the company as a buy-out.

Growth, which included a move to larger premises at Hinchingbrooke Business Park, recently involved the creation of a new company, Anvil Energy Saving Installations. The company's birthday open day included a demonstration of the benefits of the latest office lighting technology that saves up to 75 per cent of the energy consumed by traditional fluorescent lamps and voltage optimisers that save up to 15 per cent off a typical office electricity bill, Mr Holden said.