On Saturday 21st of April 2018 The Emerald Group celebrated its 20th anniversary!! To commemorate this special milestone, the company hosted a “family day” at Oakley Hall Hotel in Basingstoke for all of their staff and their families. With plenty of champagne flowing, a fantastic BBQ, strawberries & cream (and a free pic n mix), a day full of fun and games ensued. Employees from across all offices attended, and were blessed with fine weather (with the odd British shower!), fine company and plenty of laughter!!
The day began with champagne on the terrace and a chance for everyone to meet, greet and catch up, along with introducing lots of children to new playmates. This was followed by the obligatory company photos and then straight into a wonderful lunch, with enough food to feed an army! As people sat in the sunshine and let their lunch go down the afternoon of games and inevitable competition began. It was a day to unite young and old with bouncy castles for the little ones and Bucking Broncos, Last Man Standing and Archery for the bigger children!!
After a brief speech from CEO Jeff Deacon, there were some special gifts handed out to employees who have been with the business since the beginning, and some special treats for a couple of younger guests who were celebrating birthdays that weekend, followed by more champagne and cake. As the afternoon drew to a close and the games ended, we basked in fabulous sunshine and plenty of chit chat back on the terrace, with celebrations then continuing well into the night, and many little ones enjoying a late bedtime!
Executive Director Steve Stubbings – “We would like to thank all of our staff and their families for coming today and celebrating this special occasion with us. We have been extremely lucky to have been supported by many clients and candidates throughout the last 20 years, many of whom we continue to work closely with on both a personal and professional basis. As such, our thanks goes out to everyone who has helped make The Emerald Group the success that it is today. The Actuarial and Insurance market has changed considerably since the business began, and our business has evolved with it. The changing landscape of recruitment is one that continues to develop and as such we look forward to continuing our journey and growth over the next 20 years! “