In pictures: First Event office expansion party

See pictures from First Event's party to celebrate refurbishing and expanding its office in Leeds, in addition to several staff work anniversaries.

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Following its purchase of the building, First Event’s refurb has seen the kitchen transformed into a social dining area, marketing and design offices, a hot desking area, new operations/finance/flights offices, and even a balcony with deck chairs.

Several of the team members also celebrated work anniversaries, with Jo Allan celebrating 10 ½ years at First Event, Lucy Whitley, who celebrated 10 years and Angie Shuttleworth, who celebrated 14 years.

Office Manager, Catherine Hill ,who headed up the refurb, commented: "Knowing that the company was constantly expanding, we bought our building because we needed the space to create a better, more productive and engaging working environment. At the beginning of the year, we began making plans for our new office space – which has been designed to represent our values and mission statement.

"Following the refurb, we behave more like an agency and embrace a modern way of working, with breakout spaces for socialising, hot desking and impromptu meetings. The entire office is now covered with our brand, whose colours are suitably vibrant and have completely transformed the working environment.

"The event operations team is naturally loud, busy and fast-moving, which our new space now accommodates, allowing different teams and projects to separate themselves without confusion or disruption, yet also offering an open space for everyone to share ideas and support one another.

"Richard ultimately wants everyone to have whatever they need to do their job – and also enjoy it! We listened to feedback from the Gallup 12 survey that highlighted issues with the workspace, so naturally, we wanted to fix it. Enjoying work and your environment makes a massive difference to productivity, and our new office has only had positive feedback from staff."

See more First Event: 

First Event expands team ahead of rebrand

First Event announces 40% turnover rise amid massive growth

First Event predicts 30% growth after new business wins

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