It was a night to remember for Finlay James’ Oscars themed Christmas party on Saturday 13th December. Staff and their partners enjoyed a decadent evening of Hollywood glamour at The National Football Museum, which was previously Manchester’s iconic Urbis building and was hired specially for the occasion. There was even a red carpet and ‘paparazzi’ photographer to complete the Hollywood feel.
With exclusive access to all the games in the museum’s interactive galleries everyone got the party started by playing football challenges like Penalty Shootout and Match Of The Day Commentary Challenge. As you can imagine we have a lot of big football fans at FJ!
However, the main purpose of the evening was to recognise excellence within the company. For the fist time ever our Directors Mark Neilan and John Gaughan decided to award Oscars to employees who had gone the extra mile in the last financial year. The awards ceremony took place in the museum’s Grand Hall of Fame and winners collected their awards on stage with Mark and John. Altogether there were 10 categories and each winner was given a miniature Oscar style trophy to take home. (See below for the full list of winners.)
The much anticipated Employee of the Year Oscar was not given until after our three course meal. All 5 nominees were asked to go on stage and then, in a tense X Factor-style process, John eliminated employees one by one until just Vicky Parry and Nick Guy were left on stage. The Oscar went to Vicky, our Finance Officer, who has worked tremendously hard over the last 12 months to complete her Accounting course in her own time. Not only did she pass many of the modules with flying colours, but Vicky was also instrumental in many of FJ’s big moments this year, including our office move in September. As a vital and well liked part of our behind the scenes team this Oscar was extremely well deserved.
The whole evening could not have been better.
Who knows what we will do next year!
Most Efficient Business Developer – Danny Halkyard
Most Efficient Consultant – Adam Synclair
Quickest Deal – Hannah Farney
Highest Fee – Ed Hoff
Biggest Average Order Value – Pete Brzezinka
Top Billing Consultant 2013/14 - Ed Hoff
Social Media Champion – Sarah Socha
Rookie of the Year – Nick Guy
Director’s Christmas Award – Chris Brooks
Managers’ Employee of the Year – Vicky Parry