Transguard Celebrates 4,000+ Employees with Outdoor Carnival
Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2022 – In an event more than three years in the making, business solutions provider Transguard Group recently hosted a massive day out for more than 4,000 of its site-based employees. Held at the Etisalat Academy Sports and Leisure Club, the Carnival included games, rides, an impressive roster of international performers, a wide selection of food and great prizes.
“The turnout for the Carnival was fantastic and the enthusiasm throughout the business has been wonderful to see,” said Nick Beer, Chief Financial Officer, Transguard Group. “We’ve made a lot of improvements to past editions of the Carnival, especially in terms of sustainability and the level of engagement from our HQ employees. Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received across the business the Carnival was an all-around success.”
The Carnival’s sustainability focus was apparent on multiple levels, including digital registration (which replaced paper wristbands), reusable water bottles (which avoided more than 40kg of plastic), biodegradable plates and utensils and the recycling of raffle tickets. In addition, more than 130 HQ employees volunteered their time and talent to ensure the smooth set up and organization of the event.
“This edition of the Carnival was a true group effort,” explained Lena ter Laare, Director-Marketing and CSR. “Every moment of the day was filled with our HQ staff pitching in and helping out, all because they wanted our site-based colleagues to enjoy themselves. We have always said that CSR is in Transguard’s DNA, and this truth was front and centre during Carnival.”
Attendees were provided with free transportation from all across the UAE to attend the event, including Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Ras al Khaimah. Entertainment during the day included the winners of Transguard’s most recent internal talent shows, as well as performances by professional international dance troupes; attendees were also invited on stage to be a part of multiple drumming sessions. Sponsors of the event included Instant Cash, Excellence Driving School and TouchMate, each of whom gave away spectacular prizes including tech gadgets, a television and even a driving course. The final highlight of the day was a raffle draw hosted by Transguard’s Leadership Team that awarded 22 lucky winner with AED500 each.
The next edition of the Transguard Carnival is scheduled for November 2023.