Hosted by EGGER (UK) Ltd for employees and retirees from its manufacturing plant in Hexham, the Summer Fete welcomed over 580 people from across the region.
Organised by the companies Employee Engagement Committee, attendees enjoyed complimentary food, drinks and ice cream from Acropolis, Redhead Mac N Cheese, North Acomb Farm Shop and Wheelbirks Parlour.
Live music from local musician Jason Arnup, and bands, Big Red and The Grinners and Soul Street, played a variety of music alongside EGGER’s very own Learning & Development Senior Specialist, DJ Chris Hawkins.
There were plenty of activities on offer too, with a 120ft inflatable obstacle course, segway and archery challenges from Slaley based Allout Adventures, garden games, face painting, and a John Deere forest harvester simulator, that were popular with all ages.
Andrew Sanderson, Plant Director Sales, said, “As a family owned business, days like Saturday are important. They bring us all together so we can meet, get to know each other’s families better, and enjoy each other’s company.”
“Our Summer Fete was a huge success and we look forward to hosting similar events in the future. It was fantastic to see so many of our employees and retirees socialising with each other in one place”
EGGER’s Charity Committee ran a tombola during the event and raised over £500. The company has recently selected Hexham based, Natural Ability, as its headline charity for the next two years. Natural Ability offers education and day services for people with learning disabilities in the North East of England.