INDUSTRY NEWS | 22nd December 2020
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With no traditional Christmas parties for firms to enjoy we have spoken to IFAs about alternative ways they have been spreading the Christmas spirit with staff this year. Our responses were sent in before the tier restrictions at the weekend.
Connor Broadley, James Connor CEO
“After a year that was anything but normal, our plan is to replace everything we normally do at Christmas with a 2020 Covid-busting equivalent.
Normally we would each buy our own creatively themed bauble for the office Christmas tree. This year, we are drawing or making our own baubles.
Normally we would play secret Santa. This year we are going for a ‘secret Santa shoutout’ – each member of the team will receive an anonymous compliment, and we will share all of these at our year end [virtual] staff meeting.
Normally we would celebrate each day in December with an advent calendar prize draw. This year is no different, but we will do the draw via WhatsApp.
Normally my co-founder, Peter Broadley, and I would present each individual with a personalised gift and card. This year we will hire cars for the day to deliver gifts personally at people’s doorsteps (distance, tiers and bubbles permitting).
Normally we would celebrate Christmas lunch together in a restaurant. This year, on Christmas party day, food and drink are being sent to homes.
Normally we would finish the night with a DJ and dancing. This year we are rocking to the questions of a hired quizmaster on party night.
And everyone will get an extra half day’s holiday to make up for the usual company Christmas party.”