Staff party

Letting our hair down

Work hard and play hard and you can’t go far wrong, or so they say.

Well, we certainly make sure that everyone across The Geoghegan Group, including all at The Clavadel in Guildford, those at The Old Hall in Send, and the team at The Old Rectory, have an annual get-together, normally held in July, when we can kick off our shoes, relax and be silly – as the pictures here attest to!

Our celebrations are eventful and follow a theme that changes year on year. Past parties have included The Great Gatsby, Mamma Mia, American Dream, Hawaii, and Pop Stars. Whether the fun takes place in a marquee or at an arranged venue, staff are always very enthusiastic in dressing the part and a great time is had by all, dancing the night away to DJs or live music.

And In 2018, we decided to feature a photobooth for the first time. Just take a look at some familiar faces letting their hair down…

Staff party

Just rewards

Another important part of the evening’s proceedings − before the music begins − is when we get the opportunity to thank long-serving staff for all their loyalty and dedication to duty. Those who have reached a 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 year milestone are rewarded for all the hard work and the contribution they make on a daily basis with a suitable gift and accompanying cash bonus.

Our most recent recipients include Sandra (25 years), Emma (20 years), and Yvonne (20 years). A big “thank-you” to them, and all our past recipients.

We also get the chance to recognise the most recent NVQ training achievements of staff, who the company have sponsored as part of an ongoing skills development programme.  “Well done” to you all!