EXCLUSIVE: Treatwell flies global workforce to Barcelona for team-building exercise


Hair and beauty online appointment booking organisation Treatwell took 400 of its global employees to Barcelona for a two-day event aimed at increasing team collaboration and engaging staff with the business.

The event, which took place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September 2016, saw employees from across the organisation take part in team-building activities as well as an evening party and awards ceremony, where staff were recognised for their contribution to the organisation. The event was also aimed at encouraging a sense of unity among employees following a number of mergers and acquisitions.

The organisation selected Barcelona as the location for its annual celebration in order to showcase its newest office to employees. All 460 global employees from the 10 countries in which Treatwell operates were invited to attend.

During the day, employees participated in a scavenger hunt around Barcelona, with teams comprising staff from different countries. In the evening, this was followed with a Spanish themed party, which included a red carpet, open bar, DJ, paella and tapas.

The party also included the Treatwell Awards. These comprised 10 behaviour-based categories, including unsung hero, highest contributor and positive spirit, where winning employees could take home a personalised trophy.

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Treatwell covered all of the costs for employees to attend the trip, including flights, accommodation, activities and food.

Lauren Michael, HR manager for UK and ROI at Treatwell, said: ““We’ve got all these different [organisations] that have now come together as one.  It was a great opportunity for everyone to come together and meet. There are colleagues who work together regularly but may never have had the opportunity to meet.”