To mark the merging of two Stefanutti Stocks divisions into Stefanutti Stocks Coastal, a team building event was held on 25 November 2016 at the Emoyeni Guest Lodge & Conference Centre in Camperdown. The event was hosted by “Team Attitude” and was entitled “inviting hearts and minds to connect through fun invitational team activities.”
It was a mammoth logistical task getting everyone to the venue from nearby (KZN) and afar (Port Nolloth, East London, Bloemfontein, Cape Town…). Somehow we managed without too many glitches, and feedback from many of our 209 colleagues was that they left feeling part of a very positive, energised and focused team. Their excitement for what lay ahead removed the trepidation many had when they heard the news of the merger of the Civils KZN and Marine divisions.
After welcoming them and a brief overview about the merged division by Stefanutti Stocks Coastal managing director Matthew Horwill, the active part of the programme began. The field was broken up into nine teams, all of whom were given coloured bandanas and asked to create a banner showing their chosen team name. The teams then went on to engage in a range of activities that supported the concept of connectivity and team work.
After a braai and refreshments, long service awards were presented to a number of employees, including:
Norman Mthiyane - 30 years,
Clifford Msane - 20 years,
Rowen Chetty - 15 years, and
Bulelani Mabuya, Ian van Neel, Bertus Jacobs, Janette Jeeves, Patrick Sebego, Vuyo Sithole, Mike Majola and Imraan Milase, all whom celebrated their 10- year anniversaries recently.
The venue was superb and the food awesome. Faces were put to names, friendships were formed and the day was voted an all-round success.