Our team had a frighteningly good time at our recent away day! This event provided a wonderful opportunity for 40 surgery and central leaders across the country to come together, take part in some fun activities and enjoy a spooky-themed Halloween dinner.
The team learned about the power of communication from Nigel Tabener – former hostage negotiator and expert speaker. Through some hair-raising storytelling, Nigel lifted the lid on the decade he spent as a hostage negotiator and shared some valuable lessons with the team in the process. This was followed by a Brazillian drumming workshop, where listening and collaborative skills were put to the test. The evening culminated with an award ceremony and fancy-dress dinner (this isn’t how the team usually look out of work – promise).
The award ceremony celebrated different individuals and teams across the business, with awards aligned with our reinvigorated organisational values. These are:
We care - We put our pets, their humans and each other at the heart of all that we think, say and do. We communicate warmly & clearly, respecting the needs of others.
Can do - We take great satisfaction from a job done on time, right first time. We work smart, making the most of all our great people, equipment & facilities.
Team first - We learn from each other & fully use the different experiences, skills and strengths in our team. We embrace everyone’s individuality & contributions.
Better every day - We take ownership and pride in every aspect of our work, welcoming feedback to enable us to be the best versions of ourselves every day.
We're a proud independent business and recruitment is ongoing to support our ever-growing team. We encourage anyone interested in joining us to check out our latest openings!