Sizzling Summer Snapshots: Knaresborough & Leeds, Meriden and Ipswich!
Whilst the end of Summer is approaching, we're still reminiscing about the great fun we've had over the summer. Take a look at the third instalment of 'Sizzling Summer Snapshots' to find out what our Knaresborough & Leeds, Meriden and Ipswich teams got up to in the heat!
Knaresborough and Leeds.
We wanted to celebrate the end of summer with something we haven’t done before. We sent out ‘save the dates’ prior to the event; everyone was very intrigued to what was going on and kept asking questions. In the week running up to the event, we revealed we were throwing a Hawaiian themed BBQ at ‘Six Poor Folk’, Knaresborough’s newest bar. We tried our best to transform the venue into Hawaii by decorating the place with flower Lei’s and palm trees and of course we provided a beer pong table, as no party is complete without a few games! We had an acoustic guitar performance from 5.30 -9pm and a resident DJ from 9pm onwards.
Our BBQ was a total hit; 45 employees across the Knaresborough and Leeds sites attended and everyone seemed to have a fantastic time. The food was to die for – an array of typical BBQ such sausages, burgers, lots of cheese, breads and salad – and beer pong got very competitive when the Knaresborough and Leeds sites played against each other! Like any northern ‘get together’, the shots came out for the last ones standing.
This year, we’ve been lucky enough to throw a number of events this summer! We’ve run a set of three food events in the Courtyard at Heath Farm; in June we tucked into some tasty Paella, flavorsome Caribbean food in July and incredible loaded fries in August! An Ice Cream van has visited our site on a weekly basis where our employees were able to indulge into a free ice cream or lolly!
We’ve been crazy about golf and ran a gold tuition class and league throughout the summer months of June – August at Stonebridge Golf Course.
In aid of Cancer Research, 20 members of the epyx FLEETCOR team participated in the Summer Wolf Run in Warwickshire on Saturday 1st September. Our team ran 10k through woodland trails and tackled obstacles such as high climbing nets, log walls, a super-fast mud covered landslide and swam in the Alpha Lake! The team did really well; so far they have raised £760 and we’re so proud of them!
We hosted a Family Summer Party at Dallas Burston Polo Ground in Leamington Spa on Sunday 2nd September. We were unbelievably lucky with the weather, grabbing what seems to be one of the last good days of summer. With polo being played throughout the afternoon, a BBQ and drinks, lots of entertainment for the kids and plenty of time spent in the fresh air. It was a really lovely way to top the summer off.
This month members of the Ipswich office got together for a cocktail masterclass. From the recent ‘goodbyes’ to the customer service department over the last few months we felt this was a good opportunity to invite all employees to get together and re-enforce our team spirit!
Our employees headed on down to a well-known and popular venue in Ipswich town centre for a tasty meal and a cocktail masterclass. The meal was enjoyed by all, even Laurence and Jamie managed a ‘sing-a-long’ to the acoustic guitar duo playing at the venue.
After the meal we were taken to our own private party room and received our own personalised Vodkaccino on arrival. During our 90 minute cocktail making session, we were able to get behind the bar and learn the tricks of the trade with one of their expert bartenders. We started the session with a game of shot roulette, we all took turns to take a shot at random. There were two flavours on offer, strawberry or red chilli; those who got the privilege of experiencing the chilli shot were not in for a pleasant treat!
After the eventful shot roulette we were then able to make cocktail of our choice & sample all the different styles of cocktail making i.e. muddling, mixing, stirring & shaking. After crafting our cocktails, we were timed on how quickly we could make a “Sex on the Beach” while holding hands. The night was a complete success!
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