After a very successful first quarter, the Team at Aston Charles celebrated a great start to the year by spending the afternoon playing golf at Oulton Hall in Leeds.
Aston Charles’ MD and rookie golfer, James Heald, explains, “Although we’re now officially out of the recession, we’re still in challenging trading conditions. The Team have really pulled together and we’ve witnessed exceptional sales growth in quarter 1, which has far exceeded our forecasts.
We wanted to do something that really rewarded everyone’s efforts, and where better to do than at one of Yorkshire’s best hotels and golf courses? If only I knew how to play golf!”
The team agreed to meet at HQ early and attend to any urgent business matters, in order to take full advantage of the glorious weather that had been promised. By mid morning, they had downed tools and ‘upped clubs’, and were soon enjoying their pre-teeing off refreshments. Despite circumnavigating Yorkshire 3 times, with a taxi driver who clearly had his mind on other things, the Team eventually arrived safely at Oulton Hall, and the competitive nature soon got underway. After a short warm-up on the driving range, Allan Parker soon established an unassailable lead, which he maintained all afternoon, eventually being crowned ‘Aston Charles Golf Champion – 2011’. As delighted as Allan’s colleagues were for him, they are now petitioning for a rematch as a matter of urgency.
Following golf, the Team enjoyed a bar meal on the balcony of the Claret Jug, aside from Richard Jones, who was still stuck on the 17th hole, complaining about the wrong kind of sand being in the bunker!
James continues, “I really believe in rewarding hard work, and I look forward to even bigger and better events to celebrate our continued successes. To date, our staff have enjoyed some great rewards including hotel mini-breaks, meals out, and spa days and one day, I hope to be lucky enough to win one of these myself!’
As part of its strategic growth plans, Aston Charles is now looking to expand into other professional services markets including Financial Services, Legal, Accountancy & Finance, HR and IT. If you think your career would benefit from working with like-minded recruitment professionals, in a friendly and supportive environment, and a culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded, please contact James Heald in the strictest of confidence on 0845 8388664.