by Angela Delaney
World Options’ Family Fun Day
On Saturday 22 September, we opened our doors to host our first ever Family Fun Day for all of our employees, franchisees and their families.
The late-summer party was thrown to jointly recognise all of the hard work conducted over the past twelve months by our staff, and celebrate the launch of our new head office in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, UK.
At the event, our employees and franchisees, along with their partners, family members and children, were treated to a traditional English-style fun fair with sweet hot popcorn, ice-cream treats from the Mr. Whippy van and fish and chips.
Stewart Butler, Group CTO and Managing Director of World Options, said: “It’s been a very big year for World Options; we’ve moved into our new, state-of-the-art headquarters, grown our business State-side, and our team of franchisees is consistently expanding and delivering record results.
“Our company culture is all about Creating Greatness Together, and holding an outdoor fun day for all of our staff and franchisees to enjoy with their families is just one of the many ways in which we are doing this.
“By building a great company culture, we’re working towards building a happier and more productive workforce who feel appreciated, valued and engaged with the company as a whole. The fun day seemed like the perfect way to celebrate our successes and make the most of this incredible summer that we’ve had!”
Guests and their families enjoyed crazy golf and traditional fairground games such as ‘ball in a bucket’ and the ‘cork shootout’. The most popular activities were the inflatable slide, which kept the kids entertained all afternoon, and the adults enjoyed testing their fitness levels on the ‘Total Wipeout’ challenge, which certainly did wipe out a few! Meanwhile, the teenagers gathered inside the games room to play pool and arcade games.
Nearly 80 members of the extended World Options team attended on the day at the new, state-of-the-art headquarters, which is the hub for our franchise training and meetings with world-leading carriers. It was important to us to not only keep pace with new ways of working in order to deliver the very best in training and support to our franchisees around the world, but also to create an environment that is conducive to maximum comfort and productivity.
World Options is working towards Creating Greatness Together by getting employees and franchisees together in a relaxed informal environment and get to know each other out of work hours. This helps improve productivity, builds morale and is a great way of creating a strong and happy workforce.
Photography by Michael Masser