EI has always been a fun, sociable team, with memorable Christmas and Summer parties a staple of the office calendar, but for our 10th Anniversary year, we decided to out-do ourselves, and hold 10 events to celebrate our 10 years. We all put in suggestions and then we chose a mix of activities, designed not only to celebrate, but also to challenge ourselves, and to give back to the community.
First up was a play starring our very own Lead Consultant, Lydia Imirtziadis. If we ever lose Lydia from the EI team, it will surely be to the theatre, as she is a phenomenal actress as well as a brilliant writer and analyst. The whole team loved seeing her in I Want A Country, directed by Anastasia Revi.
We then pulled on our trainers for the annual Citywire 10K in Regents’ Park. This is now a bit of a fixture in the EI calendar, as we’re a sporty office too, and Tony, Kate, Jack, Victoria S and Mike all took part, and flew a very respectable flag for EI – and the non-runners in the team turned out to cheer everyone on as well.
Next up – literally, the next day in fact – we headed to Bounce in Holborn, a venue we’ve used before for social events. We had a great, relaxed evening of ping-pong and beers.
In August, we headed to Lords for the T20 Middlesex v Hampshire cricket. We were delighted that some of our clients were able to join us on the day, and enjoyed some brilliant cricket, and some very fetching headgear to boot.
In November, we took on the Crystal maze, and won (well, one of the teams from EI beat the other, so that’s a win in our book).
This resident elected himself Artistic Director - someone had to keep our love of tinsel under control!
Ieuan Perkins, Analyst, making friends with the residents.
The team (L-R: Peter Ellis, Holly Daniels, Sue Mayers and Jack Culpin) thoroughly enjoyed the morning at Westmead.
PEI Team leader Victoria Stahle assembles her paper chains.
Artistic Director for the day, with (L-R) Jo Young & Shivani Pala.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the morning was having the opportunity to enjoy tea and mince pies with the residents and having time to talk to them and hear their stories.
MD Mike Barker considers whether a 'Decorating Strategy' whitepaper might be in order...
It's all about Team Work...
Team Work triumphs!
The finished result in one of the Residents' Lounges.
The team enjoyed their morning, and wished the residents and staff a very Merry Christmas before heading on to lunch.
After this, we headed to Beach Blanket Babylon for a lovely Christmas lunch to round off EI’s 10 year celebrations, 2017, and our best year to date!