This year at Futureheads and SyncD we held our annual company trip in the cosy holiday village of Darwin Lake!

The lake and its cottages made for a perfect countryside break, a charming holiday village not far from the beautiful and quaint town of Matlock. We relaxed, we partied, we dined, and we became archers. Thankfully, we didn’t fall into the lake.

We aim to put our values into everything we do, and believe strongly in learning through teambuilding, creating fun new memories, and overcoming fears (Some were afraid of heights and overcame the climbing wall anyway!)

We arrived on the 30th, travelling from St Pancras on the train. The journey was long, but it was brightened up by good company, dice games, and an impromptu quiz to get the whole carriage on the train involved. We arrived in Matlock and stopped briefly at a pub for a short break, playing a game of pool while we waited for the rain to calm down. We travelled by coach to Darwin Lake where we settled into our comfy homes for the weekend.

After unpacking and getting settled in, everybody made their way to the main hall to delight in unlimited mouth-watering Greek food! Once sated, we then left for Matlock venue for some live music and drinks.

With many tired from the night before, it was great to be treated to a delicious breakfast of sausage and bacon butties the following morning from our CEO Nathan Callaghan. We kicked off the day with a teambuilding and upskilling exercise followed by a huge buffet. Following that was an afternoon full of fun teambuilding activities; it turns out there are expert archers among usand unsurprisingly a very competitive bunch of Futureheaders!

To round of what was a great weekend, we began our drinks reception around a firepit, glasses of bubbly were passed around as the sun began to set. Awaiting us in the hall was a three-course meal that we all dressed to impress for. Over the dessert we enjoyed a fiercely competitive quiz that featured a brutal elimination round and a very close count for top spot. After the meal it was time to turn it up a notch at the disco, where a DJ was playing a selection of Futureheads’ favourite tunes.

What a way to spend a fantastic time celebrating all of the successes of Q2 – here’s a roundup of some of the best moments:

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