While most businesses now traditionally host an organisation-wide get-together at Christmas, holding a summer party is not something that every company does. However, it’s growing in popularity and when you consider the benefits it’s easy to see why.
Here at The Brewery, each year we host summer parties throughout June, July and August where we are joined by businesses or groups of individuals for a night where they can host clients, reward the hard work of their employees and enjoy some time away from the office together. This year our summer party is themed around a Tiki celebration with palm trees, grass skirts and hula dancing to transform our City of London venue into a Polynesian paradise.
If you’re not sure whether a summer party is right for your business here are just a few of the benefits:
It’s great for staff bonding
Everyone has a great story to tell from a Christmas party, but with these social events only coming around once a year the bonds and camaraderie that getting together outside of work can fuel peter out as the months roll on. And, let’s face it Christmas is still months away! Bringing your staff to one of our summer parties is great for team bonding.
It can boost staff retention
Nowadays, particularly for the millennial generation, workers are looking for great company benefits. Many businesses are pushing the boat out to provide something different and encourage employee loyalty. Providing an all-expenses paid party is a pat on the back for your employees, recognising the hard work they are doing and rewarding them for it. That recognition won’t be forgotten and long after the tropical shirts have been packed away we are sure the party will still be the talk of the business.
It boosts morale
Busy periods at work are great for the owners as it means more revenue coming in, but for workers the stress and pressure of getting everything done can lead to a drop in morale. In a similar way to the above benefit, holding a summer party for your employees thanks them for the work they are doing, showing them that it is being recognised and acknowledged.
It’s tax deductible!
OK, so while all of the above sounds great – the money to pay for the party has to come from somewhere. The great news is that some of the expenses are tax deductible. In addition, our pricing scheme for the summer parties is clear and unambiguous.
We charge a per person rate either for the main event itself or for the event and the after-party, and for that fee everything is included. This means that as soon as you know how many people will be attending, we’ll be able to tally up the final cost for you. There will be no surprises and no massive bar bills to pick up at the end.
You can promote it across social media
Showing your business out and about and having fun together is great PR for your company and our summer parties are set to be an Instagram picture dream. As you walk into the venue you’ll be greeted by a fun, tropical décor ideal for team photos which can be shared throughout the night. Having happy, smiling employees beaming out from your social pages speaks volumes about what a great employer you are.
So, if you’ve been persuaded by the benefits then get in touch with us today to find out more and book your organisation into our summer party.