Thakeham Family Fun Day 2017 at Petworth Park

The Heart of Thakeham

At Thakeham, the importance of creating a family atmosphere within our team is hugely important. Building strong relationships and working as a team enables us to deliver the exceptional results we demand. The annual Thakeham Family Fun Day is our way of saying thank you for everyone’s hard work and is a great opportunity for the entire Thakeham team and extended family to get together and enjoy a great day out.

In its fourth year, the event has become an exciting fixture in the calendar, bringing all friends and family of Thakeham together; suppliers, contractors, consultants and associates and their families included. Although we weren’t blessed with the glorious July weather we had seen the three years previously, the rain did not stop people from having fun!

Welly-wearing Funfair Excitement

With over 800 guests invited, the crowds arrived at Petworth Park in their welly-wearing droves, brandishing umbrellas and all ready for a day of great BBQ food and fun fair excitement. Harris’s Old Tyme Amusements provided great entertainment for the children and adults alike, with the carousel swing ride, traditional horse merry-go-round and swing boats, to name but a few.

An impressive BBQ was laid on by Rawlings of Cranleigh along with a scrumptious hog roast by local company Sussex Spit Roasts and delicious salads by Champion Caterers. All complimented with a lovely Pimms & lemonade! The Kaleidoscope Music Jazz bands provided the perfect soundtrack to the day, with guests smiling from ear to ear thanks to their cheery tunes – we even saw a little dancing in the rain!

A word from our Group Managing Director…

“This event is always a fantastic opportunity for the entire Thakeham family to come together and celebrate our hard work and the results we’ve achieved. Family has always been, and will remain, at the heart of Thakeham’s ethos. It was heartening to see so many of our trusted family and friends show their support for the event – a huge thanks to everyone that joined us on the day.”

Rob Boughton

Your spirits would not be dampened!

The day could not have happened without you, our guests. Thank you for turning out in your waterproofed splendour and ensuring a fun-filled day was had by all despite the British weather! Your spirits would not be dampened!

Thank you

Special thanks must go to Nicky Smith for all her hard work and coordination, ensuring the day was a huge success! We’d also like to take the opportunity to thank all those who helped make the day what it was: to Robert Harris & family for the wonderful funfair; Lizzy and Paul at Paul Simon Marquees; Fraser and Annie Hartnell at Sussex Spit Roast; Jonathan Wright at First Class Flush; John White and Team from The Great Mobile Bar Company; Jumping Jacks for their bouncy castles; Michael and his team at Rawlings Butchers; Nicky and her team at Champion Caterers; Clare and Emma for their fantastic face painting; to PR industrial for the use of their generators; and finally to Tony and Nicola at T & M Ices. Without you all, the day wouldn’t be the same!

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