Cheshire, UK, June 30, 2014 – Ellesmere Port-based internet marketing company Engage Web headed to Inglewood Manor in Ledsham on June 27 for a day of stimulating mental and physical challenges that combined teamwork and problem solving.
The company – which specialises in search engine optimisation and content provision overseen by journalist-trained editors – is celebrating its fifth year in business, and has arranged a day of out-of-office activities for its staff in the summer of each of the last three years.
The day’s events, which were organised by training and development company NoGuru, ranged from archery and crossbow shooting, to navigating a mesh of ropes while blindfolded in search of jigsaw pieces.
While the morning’s schedule required all employees to work together, the afternoon programme divided them into two groups. The teams proved to be a good match for each other, and it wasn’t until after the final activity that a winner was found.
Technical Director Darren Jamieson said:
“I think one of the main things I learned from the day is that everyone working for us has leadership skills.
“It was interesting to see the way that different people took charge of situations and found their own areas of ability.”
Content Team Leader John Murray added:
“It was really enjoyable, and I think one or two of us surprised ourselves over just how competitive we can be!
“The most important thing is that we communicated well as a group. One of our company values is to ‘engage more’, and this starts with the way we talk and listen to each other.”