Company Away Day 2022

Our Company Away Days are a couple of days of fun, relaxation and re-connection for our staff across our eight offices. After two years of home working and being behind screens, it was an important win for us to get everyone back together safely. We asked our staff to pack away laptops and stay off their phones to take a break and feel fully involved.

Arriving at Uddingston Cricket & Sports Club on day one, we welcomed staff with a delicious lunch and set out the plans for the next two days of fun and activities before heading out to the field for Cricket 7’s. Putting together groups with mixed roles, levels and disciplines allowed more opportunities for staff to meet others from different areas and really bond together as a team. That evening we mixed everyone up again for dinner and staff enjoyed the thrills of their own casino, posing for the photo booth, as well as enjoying some live music in the evening sunshine.

The start of day two focused on staff and business development sessions where we heard from Allan McGill, our Managing Director, about the focus and direction of the business, future plans and our growth post management buy-out, as well as development workshops on Quality & Standardisation from Associate Directors, Raymond Kelly and Paul Hargreaves. We ended the day back out on the field in the sunshine for our very own Crystal Maze. Mystery, mental, physical and skill challenges tested our communication and team work skills and the competition was fierce!

Staff feedback from the day has been incredibly positive and we’ve seen the value in taking this time for our staff, both in terms of time to switch off, but also in creating strong relationships between offices and departments.

We aim to be market-leading, providing benefits and training opportunities and investing in our staff. From learning and CPD opportunities with our Academy to providing our staff with access to healthcare and wellbeing support services. We give everyone an annual allowance to spend on branded clothing and accessories, support agile working and this year we’ve provided an end of Q1 cost of living bonus. We understand that investing in our staff is key to ensuring quality of life for them, and quality of service here at Wallace Whittle.

A huge thank you to Uddingston Cricket and Sport Club for hosting us and we can’t wait to see where next year takes us.

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