Fiasco Away Day 2023
Each year we like to take time out of the studio to regroup, recharge and re-energise. For us, this time of year signifies our financial year end and the end of a busy summer in the studio.
So for this reason, we like to take a moment to pause before moving forwards. To take stock of where we are, and make sure we’re all aligned with where we’re heading.
This year, we kept things local. We kicked the day off by gathering the team for our AGM (Annual Grand Meeting), with pastries and coffee aplenty. Our AGM is an annual whole team meeting, where (Co-founders and Directors) Ben and Jason run through the past 12 months; sharing snippets from across the team and culture, financials, and key milestones. As a team, we cheer for the wins and reflect on the losses.
We also took the time to celebrate personal achievements outside of work, too: from ultra marathons and house renovations, to engagements and welcoming new bundles of joy (baby Ethan, baby Myla 👋). Ben and Jason then took the opportunity to set out our vision for the year ahead. Outlining our business objectives for the next 12 months, as well as any strategies that might help us along the way. One of the main talking points from last year was our journey to B Corp, so it was great to reflect on how far we’ve come.
Enough business chat. From here, we headed over to The Forge, where we tore things up with a collage workshop led by Molly Mural – a Bristol-based artist who’s worked with the likes of Lucy & Yak, Fat Face, Girls Who Grind Coffee and Surfers Against Sewage. The lovely Molly guided us through creating individually framed collages for us to take home. As highly creative people, we fully embraced the creative process of making something wonderfully unique.
Next, we headed over to Flight Club for drinks and darts. Armed with cocktails and darts, we tried out the games on offer and blew off some steam. Some of us even discovered a new found love for darts. Taking time out to do something different from the day-to-day helps us to get to know each other better as people, as well as teammates.
As the sun set on Bristol, our final stop was The Scrandit on the Christmas Steps. Here, we enjoyed an intimate supper club hosted by The Buskers’ Banquet. The flavour of the night was Japanese-inspired cuisine, which was paired with performances by some of Bristol’s best unsigned musical talent. Bliss. These memories were made even more special by the fact that we shared them together as a team. Because together really is better.
Words By Nathalie Crease
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