A PARTICULARLY profitable yr noticed one Lake District enterprise proprietor share the festive cheer together with his workers by giving them an unconventional Christmas celebration.
Moderately than the tried and examined meal out or workplace get together, Sam Westcott, managing director of Lakeland Gardens, jetted his workers to Morocco for a climbing journey.
The group of 9 from the Windermere enterprise headed to the Excessive Atlas Mountains to climb Mt Toubkal, the best mountain in Northern Africa at 4167m.
“The group I’ve received is basically fairly an adventurous bunch and I simply wished to present them one thing a bit extra to reward them as a result of it has been a very good yr,” stated Mr Westcott.
“We advised the workers about it in August as a result of that is the time you begin reserving tables, they usually could not consider it, they had been actually excited.
“From a enterprise standpoint I believe it saved them motivated. Having that to look ahead to type of saved them going.”
Staff chief James Robinson was among the many travelling get together. “I used to be very stunned however fairly proud of it,” he stated.
“I take pleasure in a Christmas do however I preferred going to Morocco extra. I might say everybody loved themselves. It was arduous work however all of us received one another via it.”
The journey to Morocco provided an enormous problem to the group, as they needed to acclimatise to low oxygen ranges excessive up within the mountains, however Mr Westcott stated everybody labored as a gaggle to finish the climb.
“Teamwork helped everybody make it to the summit in stunning circumstances, we loved the spectacular views from the best level within the Atlas Mountains,” he stated.
“The entire expertise has made us a good stronger group and we are able to now look ahead to one other yr taking care of our shoppers’ gardens.”
Mr Westcott added it was the primary time he had achieved something like this for his workers, and was already considering how he may high it subsequent yr.
“We have grown quite a bit over the past three years – it is gone from me alone to having 13 full-time workers over the summer season,” he stated. “This was the primary time, I am simply apprehensive about subsequent yr now.”