Friday the 15th of December was a big day for us here in the office – the date of our annual Christmas Party! We were all very much in the festive spirit having decorated the office the week before and celebrated Christmas Jumper Day. We swapped our festive woollies for our best ‘black tie’ attire and headed to the venue, which was kept a secret in the run-up to the night and only revealed an hour before the party. This year we celebrated at the prestigious Macdonald Randolph Hotel.
On arrival, we were met with glasses of champagne, which were continually filled throughout the night. Speeches were made before we all sat down to eat, recognising just how much the company has grown in the last twelve months and how many new additions there have been to the team. Awards were handed, with Frances being awarded Employee of the Year for 2017, having previously won the first ever Employee of the Quarter. Scott came a close second, and was awarded this year’s runner-up. An award was also handed to Jade for ‘Longest Running Office Joke’, which had the whole group laughing for way too long!
The final ‘gifts’ of the night were given to Jonathan and Andy (who was unfortunately unable to attend as he was busy getting married!) our office ‘BFG’s’ or ‘Bug Fixing Geniuses’ and their biggest fans, Eszter and Frances, our fantastic support team. We expect to see them all sporting their personalised t-shirts in the office at least once a week!
We sat down to our starters and main courses, before a break for a very grown-up game of Pass The Parcel, the handing out of Secret Santa gifts and the Annual Christmas Party Quiz! Copious amounts of champagne and wine throughout the night led to lots of giggles, many silly selfies and even a few disagreements about the names of Santa’s Reindeer. One thing that we could agree on, was that a fabulous night was had by all! Here’s to a wonderful and hopefully even more successful 2018…