2015 has been a momentous year for Metalogic which saw the business expand into new global markets, with the team working long hours, across many time zones and in three different continents to fulfill the 11 go lives across 20 sites with over 330 users.
Following a full, interesting and informative final Town Hall meeting of the year, the annual Christmas gathering therefore offered a great opportunity for the whole organisation to indulge in a richly deserved letting down of the hair!
As everyone gathered in the Hilton hotel bar it was clear that the medieval themed fancy dress code had been enthusiastically embraced. After a swift pre-drink the assortment of medieval wenches, heads of the Spanish Inquisition (but nobody mentioned them) and other assorted clergy, feudal Knights of the Realm, Court Jesters and a William Wallace – a Stirling (excuse the pun) effort by CEO Leigh Harrison – were herded onto the coach for the short journey to Warwick Castle – Geoff Ellis found his new calling as chief tour guide in charge of the mic and the music.
On arrival at the castle met by the stares of the executioners the team had the opportunity for another quick drop of Dutch courage before embarking on a tour of the Castle Dungeon. The dungeon dates back to 1345 when Warwick was in the grip of a plague epidemic and so it seems that some of the characters from that time had been left behind. Rooms of torture and torment followed as the now not so merry troupe made their way through the dungeons dark dank passages and hidden rooms of horror.
Our brave and merry band met torturers excited by their instruments of torture, the castle’s lascivious cook who we’d hoped was not preparing the evening’s fayre and then onto the courtroom where some were hauled in front of the Judge accused of insanity and worse, but it was in the dark of the Witches of Warwick room where the ghost of Moll Bloxham roamed which provided the most ‘thrills’ – lots of screaming and squeezing – just as well it was dimly lit?!
After all this excitement the merry troupe made their way to the dining gallery for more drinking, eating and medieval revelry – the pictures speak for themselves – then back on the coach with chief guide Ellis once again taking up the mic or taking the mick? to return to the Hilton where it was back to the future as we joined by now an assortment of company Christmas ‘do’ carousers on the dance floor to strut our stuff once more!