At AvePoint, we recognise the importance of bringing our teams together outside of the workplace. It develops a strong bond amongst employees and positively influences the way we work with each other.
As part of the London office, I wanted to showcase how we spent our festive period. We certainly had a lot of fun, but I promise we also had a very productive Q4!
We enjoyed our end of quarter event by getting competitive and going curling (think shuffleboard on ice). There were some creative moves, one of which resulted in a colleague sprawled across the ice! Everyone warmed up afterwards with a few craft beers and a helping of American comfort food. I am still dreaming of the fried mac-n-cheese!
The London team joined in with the global Thanksgiving potluck festivities. As a multicultural office, the result was a mammoth feast of international cuisines which everyone enjoyed, and it provided plenty of left-overs! Dishes included a Spanish tortilla, a chicken biryani, and pierogi.
Family and Friends Christmas Drinks, Secret Santa Roulette/Christmas Jumper Day
Father Christmas made a special visit to the UK office in December to visit the children at our Family & Friends Christmas Drinks! We hope he will make a return in 2018!
We got competitive with our Secret Santa Roulette (Yankee Swap). Many gifts were stolen and swapped, and most of us ended up with great gifts. I am now the proud owner of a panda shower cap! We also raised money for Save the Children with our jazzy Christmas jumpers. Save the Children is a charity that aims to give children a healthy start in life and protection from harm, and the opportunity to learn.
We ended the festive period with our 1920s Speakeasy Christmas party. Everyone made a real effort to look the part and there were some serious moves on display on the dance floor! It was the perfect end to our busy December.
We are looking forward to a successful 2018!