To reward The Right Fuelcard Company’s team for the phenomenal work they have done over the last year, we closed both our Harrogate and Hunslet offices and organised a Fun Day in York – and it wasn’t just your average team building day!
After arriving by coach at the Hotel Park Inn in the morning, we were split up into 5 teams of 10 and given our kits, which included maps of York and the surrounding area, and some money for shopping tasks. The teams were allocated colours – orange, white, blue, grey and purple.
Then came the challenge, which one of the organisers described as ‘a mix of treasure hunting and using your initiative.’ Each team was given an agenda with clues and Apprentice style challenges to complete before the end of the day which included taking team photographs in places of local significance such as York Racecourse, and buying particular items such as postcards for the least amount possible.
To keep everyone on their toes, teams incurred a fine for each task they failed to complete, and whichever team had the most money left at the end won.
Our energetic quest took us all over York: we snapped team photographs at York Racecourse, headed over to Stonegate to find out what year Guy Fawkes was born, searched in nearly 20 souvenir shops for Bridlington postcards – and were tasked finding the highest point in the city which we discovered was the top of York Minster. All in all, we covered 10miles undertaking our respective challenges!
Nick Dodsworth, who helped put the Fun Day together, says: “It was amazing. For me, the best part was seeing everyone enjoy it so much because we put a lot of effort into organising it.”
In the end the orange team were victorious, and as well as a rather special team trophy, each member of the team walked away with a medal and a £50 voucher.
Tara Lister, of the white team, said that her favourite part was climbing York Minster.
‘It was our second-to-last task and the fun of it all far outweighed the tiredness we felt. It was a daunting challenge because it’s 230ft high and the steps are so small, but it was so satisfying to reach the top with my teammates. The whole day was brilliant from start to finish – even though we came second when I really wanted to win!’
We’re sure you won’t be surprised to read that it was compulsory for us all to enjoy a celebratory drink or two after such a memorable day!
Concludes business director Adam Walsh: “The team works incredibly hard day in day out – and event was specifically aimed at thanking them for their great successes with a fun day with a difference. As a ‘people champion’ we’re always on the lookout for great people to join us as we continue to go from strength to strength.”
For more information on The Bayford Foundation and job opportunities available with The Bayford Foundation and The Right Fuelcard Company which runs the Foundation, visit www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.