Every year, staff from Abley and Interpret have the opportunity to head away for a fun-filled weekend together. This varies in location from Tekapo to Hanmer Springs to Boyle River, but the aim is always the same – to have some memorable adventures with great people, and to build relationships between the staff. This has become even more important as the company has grown, with staff spread across two brands and two offices. It’s critical to take the chance to strengthen connections between the different parts of the company.
This year, the weekend away took us to Castle Hill in Canterbury. Despite a rainstorm on the Friday night, Saturday dawned bright and sunny, and everyone made the most of the awesome weather. Some chose to hit the slopes at Porter Heights skifield, enjoying blue skies and perfect skiing conditions. Others went for a long hike in the nearby Craigieburn forest park, enjoying the panoramic views from the top of Helicopter Hill.
It was a fantastic chance to catch up with colleagues, as well as exploring the beautiful countryside near Castle Hill. It also reinforced the importance of our ‘Connected’ value in building relationships between our staff, brands and offices.