The Barnes Group Christmas lunch is our opportunity to get together before the festive break to enjoy an early turkey feast (vegetarian option available!) and acknowledge long service staff. This year we have 8 members of engineering and site staff who have reached the 20, 25 and 30 year milestone – a combined 190 years of commitment to our business. Due to unprecedented times we sadly had to cancel this enjoyable event for the first time in our long history, however we will look forward to carrying out formal presentations to recognise the contributions of our long serving staff when restrictions ease.
Another one of our traditions is to provide a Christmas turkey to every member of staff and our retirees (vegetarian option not available!) Thankfully, we were able to continue with this tradition with strict social distancing and precautions in place. Pictured below is our Head of Finance, John Goosen who was very effective at unloading the turkeys and placing them on tables for staff to collect in a phased manner. Many commented that the reindeer face covering is a huge improvement on his normal look!