How is it that it’s already July? Time really does go fast when you’re working hard. Here at ENG the first two quarters have flown by, with bucket loads of achievements and plenty more to come.

Thanks to the wonderful weather we’ve been having, we managed to celebrate the occasion by having our half-year conference out in the garden of Network House – complete with picnic blankets and a cold drink or two.

First came the winners of our monthly awards, with Matthew Greenberg scooping both Biggest Biller and Employee of the Month, and Andy Baker winning the prestigious “Inspire” award for being the most inspirational member of staff in June. Each team had fantastic results to report, with lots of special mentions and rewards being dealt out, including bottles of champagne, tickets to The Ashes test and corporate hospitality at Chester Races.

This quarter also saw a record number of promotions; Phil While, Daisy Holmes, Laura Cleaver, Liam Flowers, Nathan Young, Sarah Hamill-Moss, Joe Madden, Lee Onions, Kelly Law and Abi Treanor all took a step up the career path this past month thanks to fantastic performances within their team. Congratulations are certainly in order for everyone!

With the conference wrapped up, we then turned to the celebrations. This year’s summer party theme was “Festival”, and thanks to the work of our wonderful events committee, the office garden was transformed into our very own festival ground. With a Bucking Bronco (well done to Andy for being the only person to last longer than 40 seconds!), Tug-Of-War, Twister, Giant Jenga and Face Painting, there was something for everyone to get involved in – including some fun competition between teams.

There was also a barbecue serving food, and a candy floss stand to satisfy that sweet tooth. As the day closed in, we were treated to some fantastic music from acoustic act Ricardo Thompson, followed by a set from Reggae/Soul/Funk covers band The Uptown 5. The night drew in with a DJ and lots of dancing inside and outside of our giant teepee.

It was a fantastic night, and even the British weather didn’t let us down. Below are a few pictures of the celebrations, and you can view the whole album on our Facebook page.

Here’s to another fantastic six months. Well done Network House!

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