Most large agency networks hold regular bonding sessions for their
employees in glamorous locations. GCI held its most recent group meeting
in Paris and Fleishman-Hillard has a big conference in St Louis planned
for its staff later this year.
Text 100 however decamped to the lovely environs of, er, Grantham last
week to hold its ’world service’ weekend for 256 employees.
Text last held a get together for employees two years ago in
So what has prompted the decision to switch to the Lincolnshire
It could be a celebration of Grantham’s most famous citizens Margaret
Thatcher and Isaac Newton, or perhaps just a simple cost-cutting
Apparently the Grantham weekend provided opportunities for staff at all
levels to get to know one another during a series of talks and
Directors including UK managing director Katie Kemp and European chief
Carlo Creighton were in attendance.
One ex-Text employee described the last such event as: ’Business mixed
However, the choice of Grantham as a location obviously livened things
up a bit. Kemp tells me that activities included cabaret and an evening
ball involving copious drinking. Kemp stayed sober though. She is eight