‘Outstanding year’ celebrated

Conservatory Outlet has marked its best year ever with an award ceremony at its 2017 employee christmas party to recognise the dedication and hard work of its team.

In the 12-month period that has seen the company join forces with retailers Clearview Home Improvements and Pennine Home Improvements to form the Conservatory Outlet Group, Conservatory Outlet staff have stepped up to fulfil an unprecedented influx in orders, with several ‘record months’ topping all previous records, the company said.

A huge part of the company’s success in 2017 is also owed to the growth of its network of retailers, with five new or refurbished showrooms added to the network this year and a sixth on the way in early 2018.

The company has also launched two new products: the Extreme 3 Security Locking System; and the Envisage Flush Casement Window, both of which have contributed significantly to sales during 2017.

A stronger and more inclusive culture has been developing at the Wakefield plant, with the launch of a new vision and values, and a company video revealing a behind the scenes look at its manufacturing process featuring staff from all departments.

The team’s charity efforts can be commended too this year, with employees from across the business working together to get creative with a comedy Charity Calendar in aid of Cancer Research UK, as well as a Macmillan Coffee Morning, charity boxing matches, and Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

To mark this huge year of change, individual team members were recognised for going ‘above and beyond’ at the Conservatory Outlet Christmas party in December.

Award winners were nominated by the senior management team for demonstrating exemplary behaviour in line with the new company values, including honesty and integrity, growth and innovation, and energy and tenacity, and were presented with a personal thank you letter and vouchers by managing director Michael Giscombe.

Michael said: “2018 will be crucial for our company as we take our current projects to the next phase. It’s down to the energy, passion and integrity of our fantastic team that this is made possible.”