Photo – Record attendance: the growing HR GO team at the 1980s-themed conference after-party
The 2020 annual conference hosted by HR GO plc showcased an international dimension when 80 staff from its Polish joint venture flew in for a conference in Kent.
Just over 100 people work in the Wroclaw, Poland office of Eclipse, a joint venture with HR GO plc, the recruitment and business services group headquartered in Ashford. Eclipse is a specialist IT and digital business that has grown rapidly. HR GO Recruitment has also opened an office in Wroclaw.
Eclipse software developer and analyst Mateusz Manka updated staff on the latest innovations in the Polish operation.
The group conference in the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, near Maidstone, attracted a record number of staff – 284 – from across Kent, the UK and Poland.
It included the team from Mai Day Recruitment, based in Watford and Huntingdon, the group’s newest joint venture. Directors Liz Braiden and Jacky Lloyd signed up on the eve of conference.
The agreement was announced during business updates from directors Roddy Barrow, John Parkinson and Cindy Hare. The conference featured a team-building challenge and awards for exceptional staff achievement.
A glitzy 1980s-themed dinner followed the conference, with dancing and entertainment, including an Abba tribute duo and X-factor contestant Ben Mills.
Jack Parkinson, HR GO plc Executive Chairman, presented prizes. He said: “I was delighted to see such a great attendance, especially by staff from our Polish joint venture. Eclipse is doing really well and it was great to welcome the large team to Kent.”
He added: “We have a strong pipeline of potential joint ventures, and I was pleased to welcome the team from our latest Mai Day Recruitment. I’m always interested in hearing from other businesses that might like to consider a JV with HR GO.”