Silver Lining holds bi-annual company conferences, where each department presents their news over the previous six months with the aim of keeping the whole staff body up to date with the happenings of the entire business. There are also some fun and games, food, lots of laughter and team bonding involved.
On the 29th of June, we held our summer conference for 2022. Hosting the conference in the grounds of our office at the Granary in Whiteley, we were lucky enough to have the sun shining on what was a glorious day spent outside. The theme of this year’s conference was mini golf and garden games, with a BBQ and prizes to be won!
We kicked off the conference with a BBQ; everyone helped themselves to a wonderful selection of food and then seated themselves in preparation for the presentations.
After a welcome from the company director, Allan, and his overview of company growth, we then heard from Internal operations and accounts.
We then took a short interlude to stretch our legs and refresh ourselves. During this time, the final matches of the Silver Lining Table Tennis Tournament took place; this was only the beginning of the friendly competitive nature of the day! A number of the staff took to opportunity to take a test run on the mini-golf course in preparation for the mini-golf championship, which was to commence later in the day.
After table tennis and mini-golf had been completed, we returned to our seats for the final presentations from Ops & Cops and Sales, Account Management and Marketing.
Then the real fun began: more food and drink, football, table tennis, and of course, more mini-golf!
Staff members could be spotted perfecting their golfing skills on the incredible pop-up mini-golf course, which featured holes with a helter-skelter, windmill and a Ferris wheel, just to name a few! After several rounds, trying to beat their own scores, some more successfully than others, the mini-golf competition came to an end, and the scores were presented in readiness to crown the winners.
It was a lovely low-key, relaxing and fun day, and just before the event drew to a close, the winners of mini-golf and table tennis were announced, then we all headed home, happy and full of fabulous food and great memories!