Ticket to ride

The location: Liverpool.

The date: 11 February 2020.

The mission: Forepoint’s future direction.

Team Forepoint got their ticket to ride earlier this week. See what we did there?  Staff from the Preston and London studios congregated at the Hard Days’ Night Hotel in the fabulous city of Liverpool for a day of inspiring and entertaining presentations and some quick-fire sprint workshops. Don’t worry, it wasn’t all work and no play. The day was topped off with a fabulous magical mystery tour of the city, taking in the sights of Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the childhood homes and haunts of the fab four – John, Paul, George and Ringo.

  • Strawberry Fields forever
  • Strawberry Fields forever
  • John Lennon’s childhood home
  • Paul McCartney’s childhood home
  • Forthlin Road, childhood home to Paul McCartney
  • Arnold Grove, childhood home of George Harrison
  • The world famous Cavern Club
  • Leaving a Fab mark on the Cavern Club
  • A fab gift to remember the day
  • Beatles socks for the team!
  • Not quite a yellow submarine
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The mission for the day: To focus attention on Forepoint’s future direction. In the morning session, the three directors of the company discussed plans for the future including; investment in skills, training and staff development, together with new innovations that will deliver greater operational efficiencies to benefit both staff and clients. There then followed a very entertaining, Beatles inspired presentation by Keith, featuring Jen’s personal favourite Tom Hardy on the strategies to provide even greater, even more proactive client services.

    Commenting on the day, Managing Director Steve said: “Getting everyone together for days like this is so important. We spend an awful lot of time working with clients, supporting them to move their own businesses and organisations forward. On occasion, it’s important that we take time out for ourselves to ensure everyone’s up to speed and involved in the future direction of our own business.

    “We’ve got a fabulous team here at Forepoint, and we want to keep it that way. Many agencies struggle to retain staff and that can only have a detrimental effect on client relationships and service continuity. We’re extremely lucky to have such a loyal, committed and hard-working team. It’s vital to create opportunities for regular, open, honest and informal dialogue with everyone. After all, there’s no point everyone being on board a bus and trying to drive it in different directions.”