This event was somewhat different to what we’re used to hosting, given the entirely non-alcoholic menu, which ensured inclusivity for all staff members and meant that the event could take place during the working day. All of the Mix & Twist bartenders commented that the atmosphere at the event was fantastic and it was great to see that with our bars as the focal point, a huge amount of conversation and engagement around the core values, which met Barclaycard’s brief perfectly.
Our four mocktails were created by blending delicious fruit and fresh fruit juices and given that extra special flair with garnishes and dry ice, the variety of flavors across the menu meant there was something to suits all tastes. We worked with Barclaycard to personalise the mocktails, which were specifically named to encourage conversation around the values: Inspire Confidence, Unexpected Delight, Brilliantly Simple and Encourage Progress. Staff members agreed that they came away from the afternoon with a greater knowledge and understanding of the values and told us that the event created a genuinely relaxed atmosphere where they were able to chat to colleagues from different areas of the business in a setting that couldn’t be more different from a stuffy training room. Conversation was natural rather than being forced, making it far more productive and worthwhile.
We also received feedback to say that not only did the event succeed in fulfilling the brief of promoting awareness of core values but contributed significantly to team bonding. Staff members enjoyed the experience with their immediate teammates but commented on how much inter-team interaction there was, which will no doubt encourage more productive working relationships in the future. We were applauded for creating a fun and unique event that staff members not only enjoyed taking part in but also took away some key messages that they would remember and incorporate into their day-to-day work. This event was certainly looked upon as more than your standard training or corporate awareness event with the key theme both on the day and after being one of enjoyment and reward. Cheers to that!