Caerphilly employers pay for employee holiday
3:50pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in Campaign news
STAFF at a Caerphilly based business have returned to work after going on a all expenses paid holiday on their employers.
The staff Creditsafe returned to work after the company spent a £300,000 to send them and sunny Spain.
The company, which is Europe's most-used supplier of company credit reports, flew 475 staff to Majorca for a four day holiday to celebrate its 15th birthday.
Across Europe, Creditsafe has operations in Wales, France,Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and Poland and all of them sent their employees on the trip. That's staff from eight countries flying in from 12 airports, with around 250 of the workers coming from its offices in South Wales in Caerphilly and Cardiff.
Cato Syversen, CEO at Creditsafe, said: "The holiday was a reward for all the hard work that our people have put in over the past few years; and for making the company what it is today.
"As well as being a celebration of the company's progress over the last 15 years, the trip was also a good way for the international teams to get to know each other. It gave staff the chance to put faces to the names of their overseas colleagues.
"Activities included a "Creditsafe's Got Talent" competition, a football tournament and Cato even took to the decks as a DJ one evening. 'Silvi and Max', a duo from the Berlin office, won the talent competition with an acoustic version of Britney Spears "Toxic" with added yodelling, while Sweden beat France on penalties in the final of the football.
Syversen continued: "We knew that everyone would get on well because we look for the same qualities in our people - an outgoing personality and enthusiasm for work and life. In fact, we try to model all our international operations on our Caerphilly sales centre and when we open an operation abroad we look for a workforce with an outlook similar to our staff here in Wales."