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You don't need to even get through our front door to see evidence that we are a family-orientated business: our building is named after our founder's son, Arthur, after all! At our office expansion launch in early 2019, the ribbon was cut by young Arthur himself, joined by Director's son, Harry Musgrove (pictured below).

We pride ourselves in supporting those with children and love it when we get news of new marriages or babies from throughout the company - just have a look at the effort the Criminal Justice Team went to for a recent new arrival!

With this in mind, when the manager of our Social Work division, Josh Holland, suggested we throw a Christmas party for families, we jumped at the chance. 


We held the party at the weekend and invited all the staff, significant others, their children or extended families (such as siblings / nieces and nephews) and we had an amazing turnout!

Around 30 children attended and we managed to raise almost £100 for the charity Cash for Kids through ticket sales. 

It was great to see staff from around the business get involved with the organisation  of the event- special thanks go to Jess Livesey, Mandy Bibby, Rachael Greenall and Lynsey Walker who, even though they weren't bringing children, helped to prep food, buy and wrap gifts and sell tickets. 


Held on the break-out floor of our office building in Preston, the older kids loved the games we have there already and got stuck into table tennis. fuseball and pool. We also played pass the parcel, provided a soft play area for the smaller ones and, of course, had Christmas tunes blasting! I must admit, it was pretty chaotic, especially when the sides of the ball pit were ripped off by my niece and the balls made their way into every hard-to-reach corner! 


There was also craft corner - giving older children the chance to decorate gingerbread men and do some colouring. 


The kiddies were very excited when I announced that there would be a very special visitor - the big red man himself (no, not Donald Trump, Santa of course)! He provided gift for each child - thanks again to the aforementioned ladies for taking the time to pick, wrap and label them especially!

Thank you to all who attended and helped on the day - it was a real pleasure to meet people's families and we look forward to hosting another party next Chrsitmas (note to self - no ball pool or sprinkles next year!).

If you would like to work for a company that values the importance of celebrating family life, please contact HR to check our latest vacancies.

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