On Wednesday 12th July 2017, House of Fisher held its summer party aboard the Thames Rivercruise, with a nautical theme. We were pleased to be joined by almost all of our team along with employees from our parent company T A Fisher, some of whom really got into the spirit with their outfits!
The Riverboat departed at 4:30pm on a glorious sunny afternoon. The route along the Thames River was a pleasure to experience, with stunning views of countryside, wildlife, as well as fantastic properties whose gardens back directly onto the water. As a company operating within the Thames Valley area and having many of our Serviced Apartments within the area, the boat trip was a natural fit.
It was a lovely opportunity for the #HOFfamily to spend some social and bonding time between departments outside of the office. Staff were treated to an onboard bbq complimented by a fine selection of drinks, all available from a nautical uniform staffed bar below deck.
During the River Cruise the boat negotiated several locks, adding to the nautical experience for all those onboard.
Following the end of the financial year, Group Owner John Fisher delivered a motivational and thankful speech to every member of the #HOFfamily including some interesting facts regarding the company’s twenty-year history.
House of Fisher Managing Director Trine Oestergaard echoed John’s sentiments to the team before conducting an engaging quiz. The cleverly constructed questions tested each team’s knowledge about T A Fisher, House of Fisher and the local areas of Reading, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Basingstoke, Camberley and Farnborough which are the locations within the Thames Valley where we operate our portfolio of nearly 200 Serviced Apartments and Aparthotels.
This was an excellent contest and the top 3 teams won prizes including giant bubble makers, outdoor ball game and luxury Thornton’s chocolates, all presented in ‘Jose’ branded bags! The winning team comprised of an ideal mix of knowledge… T A Fisher Development Director Steve Davis, House of Fisher Operations Manager Cristina Lopez Gomez and our Marketing Consultant James Wright from Fruitful Marketing.
Following the quiz further drinks were enjoyed along with conversations and stunning views to draw a conclusion to what was a very successful event. Some of the staff even had a go at steering the boat! The next company event will be in October, when House of Fisher celebrate 20 successful years in business. Whilst we can guarantee this will be as popular and exciting, it is highly unlikely we will experience the same glorious weather!