Houghton Plc’s First Ever Family Fun Day!

Posted on August 29, 2018

What a fantastic turnout for Houghton Plc’s first ever Family Fun Day on Friday 17th August!

Hundreds of employees and their families enjoying a fun packed day at our Customers Solutions Centre in Trafford Park. We were delighted to see so many of the Houghton team, across numerous departments, attend this special event!

Guests enjoyed an array of entertainment including a bull rodeo, giant inflatable games, glitter face painting, raffles and a vast selection of free food and drink, all to the backdrop of live music from a local musician, Gary Nock!

The fun day began at 11.30am, with guests treated to tea, coffee and freshly baked pastries and cakes on arrival. The car park was full to the brim with food stalls offering freshly baked pizzas, a noodle bar, kebabs and hot-dogs, all made fresh and free to all guests.

The Beetle Juice camper van bar served a selection of cocktails, flavoured ciders and soft drinks, a firm favourite amongst the older visitors!

Mini VIP’s were each handed a Houghton goody bag filled with a variety of treats including fidget spinners, frisbees and activity books while enjoying the crafts activity and soft play area (not to mention the Krispy Kreme doughnut stand!).

Later in the afternoon, the doors to our laboratory and production area were opened, with over 80 of our guests given the opportunity to experience what goes on behind the scenes here at Houghton. We may have even discovered some future budding scientists!

Houghton’s Commercial & Country Director, Lee Bowditch, took to the stage to thank everyone for attending, and to all those that helped make the day so enjoyable. “Today is a big thank you to all of the Houghton employees and family members who make our company successful each day. We would not be able to achieve our continued success and growth without everyone’s hard work and continued commitment!”

It’s certainly safe to say the day was a roaring success – everyone who attended had a fantastic day with their families, enjoying great food and drink. All funds that were raised on the day are going to Houghton’s chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Special thanks to Lauren Milburn, Emma Bonbavand, Ged Donnelly, Lee Bowditch, Matthew Bartle and their team who helped towards organising the event, and to all the staff and their families that attended Houghton UK’s first Family Fun Day.

Roll on Family Fun Day 2019!

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