A number of Tube Tech team members were put through their paces military style at a team building day with a difference.
RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk along with instructors from Essex Boot Camps welcomed 22 Tube Tech staff including senior management, administrative staff and technicians on a very hot sunny day in June. “The aim was to encourage camaraderie between the different departments within Tube Tech and a ‘boot camp’ style event seemed the perfect way to achieve just that,” says Mike Watson, Managing Director of Tube Tech.
Despite some initial apprehension by some team members, most concerned about their fitness levels, the day was arranged so that all could participate in a range of exercises. From rolling through tyres and wading through a lagoon to carrying stretchers through trenches and a good old fashioned tug-of-war the whole team encouraged each other through all the obstacles and enjoyed a celebratory meal at the end of the day.
“The day was a great success with everyone putting in a huge amount of effort,” says Mike. “Even those who were concerned that their fitness levels might hold them back were surprised by their achievements. We will definitely be doing another event like this soon.”
Comments from other staff members include:-
P. Morris (Supervisor)“The whole day was really good. I enjoyed the obstacle course the best and the evening meal and drinks at the local pub was very enjoyable.”
P. Kelly (Technician) “Enjoyed it, was good fun. I have a few aches and pains but the day showed good camaraderie. Although I was apprehensive to start with it turned out to be a great day.”
D. Sumsion (Mechanical Design Engineer) “Good day. Allowed everyone to talk out of work. Everyone put the effort in. Great camaraderie It was good to see management getting involved for the whole day. Nice to socialise with people outside of work.”
B. Wallington (Technician) “Enjoyed it. Would like to see more events in the future like that.
V. Rayment (P.A & Accounts) “Apprehensive beforehand but I really enjoyed it. I thought it was very well organised and we all had a good laugh. Really good day.”
C.Wright (Rotaflex Sales Co-ordinator) “Was absolutely dreading it but thoroughly enjoyed the day.”