Day Two – Celebrating 21 years of disposable paper

Our celebrations didn’t stop on day one, so what better than to kick the second day off than in the middle of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside with no sight of civilisation around us. With an added bonus on the campsite, a field kitchen drove in and set up within minutes to cook each of the 40 team members a full English breakfast. We didn’t know it yet but it would definitely prepare us for the challenging day ahead.

Filled with breakfast we were ready to take on anything and started our journey on the coach.

With many of us over the next hour peering out of the window searching for clues, we finally set sights on the Go Ape course. Nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean all four teams headed by the directors of ESP tackled 806 meters swinging through the tree tops.

The longest zip wire was attempted with difficulty and measured 180 metres long with the highest point reaching 15 metres meaning most of us landed on our backsides. We were very nervous and some were afraid of heights but with everyone encouraging each other we managed to battle our way through and complete the course.

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At the end of the day The Red Team – Team Theakston were crowned over all winners for the whole weekend. A fun day was certainly had by all!

The afternoon then saw us eat lunch before heading back home for a much earned bath!

Over the two day adventure a few of our team had some great words to say:

“Being able to interact with people that we don’t work with day to day, in a setting where we get to act like kids again, was one of the highlights of my year!”

“Swinging from trees, dancing around a fire, kayaking along the tranquility that is the Wye! Swallows and Amazons had nothing on our ESP Birthday weekend celebrations!”

We at ESP are proud to be a local employer and with a family of 50 team members we are proud to say we are all friends. Although we have fun, we strive in our hard work ethic and determination to develop a national presence for our business.

Till next time,

Tissue Girl

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Essential Supply Products Ltd (esp) is one of the leading independent manufacturers and converters of disposable tissue products in the UK. Based in Malvern, Worcestershire the company was formed in 1990. We supply products to wholesale distributors serving the Away from Home (non-consumer) market in the janitorial, hotel, restaurant, facilities management, catering, industrial and medical sectors.

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