What seems like an age ago (or quite literally last year) the staff at Ashwoods Electric Motors were treated to a fantastic afternoon and evening of entertainment. On Friday 21st December, Exeter Fun Casinos came to Innovation Valley and very quickly turned the Ashwoods and Lightfoot offices into a casino.

They took great care of us by setting up blackjack, roulette, and wheel of fortune tables across both stories of Innovation Valley, while M Welsh Catering Services set up an outside bar and fantastic hot food offerings – Christmas themed of course.

Alongside sister company Lightfoot, each member of staff started the evening with a set amount of company-branded ‘money’ and its fair to say some fared better than others over the evening. Unconfirmed reports of high interest loans and a black market photocopying operation surfaced, with some experiencing the boom and bust of professional imaginary more intensely than others.

Buses were put on to shuttle people home safely, or into Exeter city centre to continue the festivities and celebrations on what is sometimes known as ‘Builder’s Friday’ in the UK, being the last Friday before Christmas.

On behalf of all staff, may I take this opportunity to say thank you to our Directors for making this fun evening possible. We are now refreshed and ready to hit the ground running in 2019!