With 2019 being such a successful, exciting year for the Caraires family, we thought we would take the time to share with you some of our personal highlights!
We kicked of the year with the birth of our infamous mascot – Corky the Caraires pig! Here at Caraires we see ourselves as a family, this is reflected in our family values, which also reflect the characteristics of a Pig – kind-hearted, positive and loyal. The colour red is our branding and is an intense colour symbolising passion and determination, traits in which we pride ourselves on. Taking our inspiration from a piggy-bank, pigs are regarded as bringing wealth and affluence to people. As your recruitment partner this is also what we aim to do through finding you the perfect job match and offering a competitive salary. Believe us when we say 2019 certainly was the year of the pig!
We then began the first of many seasonal celebrations with Valentine’s day! We sent all of our employees a valentine’s card, with one lucky winner also receiving a meal for two at Café vin cinq. In addition to this, Corky had a busy February visiting local nurseries alongside Sharon and Matt to inspire art activities and talk to the children about what they wanted to be when they grew up. We also ran a well-being week for our client’s and their teams. This included massages, health advice and nutrition packs delivered to their offices.
We then move onto March where some of the Caraires family alongside clients, had a lovely time visiting Anya Court Care home to share memories with residents and support their daily activities. In March we also ran a Family fun day in the town centre which included a treasure hunt, face painting and balloons!
For Easter we managed to raise over 900 Easter eggs with the support of our clients as part of our annual collection for HCPT. These eggs were then shipped over to Lourdes for disadvantaged children.
Then we move onto one of our most exciting projects of the year – “Caraires does Dragon Den”. This was where five of our clients listened to pitches from seven local, young entrepreneurs. The lucky winner, 17-year-old Daniel from Southam, won a £500 cash prize for his personalised Tyre-writing business “Ludicrous”.
June saw our Wimbledon-themed event “Serving-up Recognition wins”, hosted by multi-award winning speaker and author Debra Corey and featuring some delicious Afternoon tea, as well as the launch of a summer recognition scheme. Not only that but during the summer months the Caraires Family welcomed the newest addition to the family – Molly our Marketing and Communications Apprentice. We also purchased our new premises on Lawford Road which will be open in February next year!
Moving into the Autumn months, we hosted a “Brainteaser Brunch” where four client teams went head-to-head with our local market information quiz. This included rounds such as diversity, salaries, benefits and Brexit alongside some local Trivia. Then to finish off October we all got into the Halloween spirit, with Molly the witch and Corky visiting local businesses delivering “trick or treat bags”.
To finish of the year, we adopted over 280 mini Christmas trees which we watered and pruned as part of our eco-friendlier approach to our client and candidate gifts.