Ah, summer! The best time of year to gather with friends and colleagues, and celebrate the warm weather with some cool team activities.
Despite the heat waves hitting our UK and European HQ’s, our team defied the weather, stayed cool and joined our summer parties in London and Sofia, which traditionally take place every year at a surprise location.
The Bulgarian summer party was a special one this year. It featured a “translate plus Olympic games” activity, which tested the team’s sports skills. The games activity took place at Istrum Park, a lovely holiday resort on the Iskar Dam. Iskar Dam sits at the foot of the Rila mountains in Bulgaria. As they got the chance to flex their muscles, our team also enjoyed splendid views of the lake and the area’s beautiful natural surroundings.
Upon arrival, our team in Sofia received a starter pack, which included special gifts for everyone. Our Sofia plussers who joined-in with the activities, were divided into six teams, each sporting a colourful wristband that marked their respective team’s allegiance. The six teams then participated in a series of fun competitions, such as: sumo tournaments (that’s right!), ball drop games, Pétanque matches, broad jumps, as well as tug o’ war and archery challenges too. Extra bonus points were given to teams who showcased a rigorous team spirit by constantly and warmly supporting their teammates, whilst bringing some humour and creative thinking into the mix.
The translate plus Olympic games ended with a BBQ & Beer lunch and an award ceremony, with every team receiving a trophy for their achievements.
A few weeks later, in the UK, our London office team was called to test their mini golf skills at the Puttshack, White City. There was plenty of delicious pizza on the day and members of each team that participated in the mini golf tournaments had the chance to win a golf game twice. Winners came from different departments, including: Transcreation & Production, Sales and New Business! Behold, a nice group photo from the day.
At translate plus, we are a truly international and multi-cultural team with years’ of industry experience, connected by our core values no matter where our office location may be. Our various gatherings and events, which take place throughout the year in our global offices, are a great opportunity to meet up with our colleagues and celebrate what we do here at translate plus.