Woweee! What an amazing staff Christmas party we had on Friday night.
All the office staff were in attendance plus the majority of our Engineers from South & North. We piled into Franklins in Heswall at 7pm, and in true Laird style, carried on until the early hours!
The evening began with a huge thank you to 2 superstars this year. Hayley Cowle has supported numerous departments over the past 12 months . Having been with Laird for 10 years she certainly knows what’s what! We then presented Liz Bell with an equally beautiful bouquet of flowers to thank her for developing and growing the Logistics team during some periods of instability with new systems etc!
It was then time for the awards which were voted for by all Laird staff:
The Microwave Hog Award – The person who always uses the microwave– James Shields
Loch Ness Award – The person who is least likely to be found – Lee Baty
Champagne Award -The most sparkling personality – Judith Hope
The One More Thing award –The person who is most likely to extend meetings – Maurice Hamill
The Let Me Tell You award – The person who always has a story- Matt Halton
The Got Your Back award – Always being a team player and supporting your co workers– John Kennedy
Mr Strictly Come Dancing award – The person who will be showcasing their moves on the dancefloor– Don Williams
The Wordy Wit Award –The person with the most outstanding vocabulary- Nikki Harbron
The Smile Award –The person always putting a smile on other peoples faces- Mike Bell
The Caffine Addict award – The person who drinks all the coffee –Tim Ellis
The Bunsen Burner award – The person with the hottest ideas – David Neil
The Cool Cucumber award –They handle work issues very well and are always reliable in stressful situations- Emma Davies
Engineer of the Year Award:
Runner Up – Don Williams
Winner – Julian Goodhead
Rookie of the Year Award:
Runner-Up – Benn Casford
Winner – Ed Mawdsley
Employee of the Year Award
Runner-Up – Lee Baty
Winner – Emma Jayne-Jones
After the awards, we all took a moment to remember our wonderful colleague Myles Sheppick, who sadly passed away this year. Myles worked with Laird for approx 8 years and was a truly loved and respected member of the team – he would definitely have appreciated the shot of sambuca we had for him.
Along came cocktail making and lot’s of nibbles… and the rest, we’ll keep to ourselves!
We would like to take this opportunity to tell every single member of our family how truly grateful we are for you getting up every morning and coming in to work – we appreciate everything you do and we really do have a legend of a workforce!
Roll on 2016!