What a great night we had last night at the CN Group Business Awards at Rheged. Ten of the team were invited guests along with other sponsors and nominees of the awards.
We all met up for a drinks reception in the Exhibition Hall. It was a black tie event so us girls got to dress up in all our finery and the blokes looked good too. We then went down to Mountain Hall where dinner was being served. It looked superb with Christmas lights giving it a real party feel and beautiful flower displays on every table. There was also some lovely free wine being served with the roast beef dinner and it was good that we had other businesses seated at our table that we could get to know.
At 9.30 we were ushered into the main auditorium where the awards ceremony was to take place. David Allen & Co had sponsored the Training and Development Award so as training partner, I was going to be presenting that award on stage. With a big drum roll the awards began and I was asked to join Compere David McNeill on stage. I was more worried about tripping up in my high heals than giving out the award, but everything went smoothly and “Oscar style” the winner was announced as Bells of Lazonby.
Our firm was in the final three for Medium Business of the Year and David was nominated for Businessman of the Year, so it was absolutely fantastic when he was announced as the winner. Julie was meant to be taking photographs of everyone, but unfortunately the battery ran out just as David was accepting his award or so she said. After the ceremony we went back into Mountain Hall where there was Live Entertainment.
The award is now sitting proudly on our reception desk in the office. It’s great that all David’s hard work and dedication has been rewarded this way and what makes this firm such a good place to work.