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Secret Santa and Christmas 2020

As is tradition at House of Fisher, we celebrated Christmas by a Secret Santa present exchange at our head office in Theale, and at our flagship 100 Kings Road Aparthotel.

Less festivities but same admirable spirit

Due to the challenges of 2020, our usual festivities have been restricted in line with government guidance and the safety of the team. At House of Fisher we are extremely social throughout the year, but unfortunately our summer and Christmas parties could not go ahead like before.

This, however, has not dampened our incredible spirit! Throughout the initial lockdowns the #HOFFamily held weekly online quizzes via zoom

Similarly, we conducted a socially distanced secret santa, abiding by the rules, and many of the team dressed up in an array of festive jumpers, hats and outfits! 

The entire company participated, but the gatherings and unwrapping were split over different time slots to allow for social distancing (Theale Office, two Housekeeping sessions, Maintenance Team, Guest Services, Accounts and HOF Corporate Housing Solutions) . 

Here are a few images from some of the sessions;

Theale Office
Accounts Team
Guest Services Team

Room for cake…

The #HOFFamily has a multi-talented team, with some incredible bakers amongst them. We rarely need an excuse for cake, and the secret santa evenings were no exception…

Homemade, personalised cake by Andi in Housekeeping
Homemade cupcakes from Liz at our Theale office

A celebration of the positives this year

There is no denying, 2020 has been extremely challenging for our sector. In spite of this, we’ve launched our brand new website, making it even easier to book directly online, obtained the ‘We’re Good to Go’ certificate from Visit Britain, as well as the AA’s new ‘COVID Confident’ assessment certificate. As a fantastic conclusion to the year, we were awarded SME Business of the Year at the 2020 Global ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards – becoming the first company to win this award twice!

We couldn’t have done this without our incredible team, and we were pleased to be able to give everyone a Xmas present to reflect this.

In small groups it was wonderful to laugh, smile, and enjoy each other’s company in person again. We welcome 2021, and hopefully the opportunity to celebrate with the entire #HOFFamily again soon.

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