No matter how old you are, Christmas is a magical time and as we turned 25 this year we chose the 1st of December on the beautiful estate of Mount Juliet in Kilkenny to celebrate 25 years of business.
There is no better man than Santa Clause himself to draw a crowd and we were lucky enough to have nearly 3000 people join us to celebrate on the day. With a mix of employees, candidates and clients, all of whom have helped us reach this the age of 25, brought children, young and old, creating one of our most memorable and magical events ever!
This year Christmas came early for many of the children and adults too! The air filled with excitement and anticipation was sky high everyone boarded the train en route to Santa. Listening to Mrs Clauses ginger bread making story everyone had to keep their eyes peeled and spot lost reindeer along the way. Joined by festive Elves the forty minute train journey flew by. Excitement reached fever pitch as the children were called in to meet the most popular man in December, Santa Clause himself!
Market traders, mulled wine and mince pies offered plenty of festive cheer and an opportunity to mix with other guests and greet folk along the way. Connecting and identifying people through their families afforded a nostalgic and wonderful opportunity to catch up and make new acquaintances. As a people business the human side of establishing and building relationships and what it can achieve was both remarkable and poignant on the day.
Christmas can be such a special time and reminds us that imagination, children, family and life is so precious. Our day in Mount Juliet spent with family, friends and colleagues made sure we all went home feeling festive and full of goodwill.
A very heartfelt thank you from all here at Morgan McKinley to all of you, and those involved in making us, and the last 25 years not just magical but something very special.