Family Christmas Spirit

An engineering company that prides itself on its family ethos has extended that approach beyond the workforce….

Gilberts (Blackpool), Britain’s leading independent air movement manufacturer, hosted a party for all its employees’ children, at Bounce play centre in Bispham, which caters for children from babies to age 11.

To ensure all the 25 youngsters who attended were suitably accommodated, Gilberts booked the facility, including the soft play area, a disco, plus arranged traditional party games such as pass the parcel as well as dancing the hokey cokey!

“And it wouldn’t be a Christmas party if they didn’t meet Santa in his grotto too!” said Gilberts’ HR Officer Jade Swain, “And to top it all, we had real snow! We are a family- run and family-orientated company; the children’s party is a special day, and heralds the lead into the festivities, which run until the last working day before Christmas, when the staff celebrations are held.”