Beat The Blues 2019

Voice News


Beat The Blues WEEK!
21st- 25th January 2019

December is over, Christmas has ended and New Year’s Eve took us all by storm.

We all know that January can be one of the toughest months, the feeling of overspending and overindulging is there for most of us.

With all the fun you have had with family and friends, going back to ‘normal life’ can have anyone feeling down, exhausted and feeling frustrated.

Not to mention, the weather in Sheffield has been extremely cold so keeping those New Year’s resolutions alive can be even more difficult. Especially under these circumstances.

So, with all that being said, Voice Marketing came up with a creative idea to “Beat The Blues” and to help revitalise everyone who works here. “BEAT THE BLUES WEEK!”

We know that the small things can make a huge difference but to make people smile and give them the motivation they need to succeed in possibly the coldest, and most difficult time of the year can sometimes be a difficult task.

One day would not have been enough! That is why we dedicated a full week to ensuring everyone was revitalised and feeling ready for the rest 2019! We timed our beat the blues week for the worst week of the month- the one before payday.

First things first, the best way to relax is to wear what you want so the first thing we thought of was to let people dress down all week and be as casual as they like to make them feel at home!

Secondly with our finances stretched – there is nothing better than receiving free hot and cold refreshments throughout the whole week to help Beat The Blues, right? So, we did exactly that!

We even offered everyone fresh fruit to keep them on a healthy high that helped them get through the long, cold and tough January days!

We also wanted to promote good health and wellbeing whilst at work so we thought that giving our amazing employees access to a wide range of information and services would be a great idea!

This would help them get through any difficulties they were having and help them learn new ways to cope with stress, mental health and personal troubles that they might be facing.

To achieve this, we partnered with a wide range of external organisations that helped turn this into a huge success.

With a range of discounts, free support and even recognition from Hallam FM Cash For Kids we were very sure we played our part in making everyone feel very proud, well informed, and leaving the building with some amazing and exclusive deals from our partners!

  • Fitness Unlimited (Discount/Offers)
  • Costco (Discount/Offers)
  • Firehouse Fitness (Discount/Offers)
  • Slimming World (Discount/Offers)
  • Chill Holistic Therapies (Discount/Offers)
  • Clubbercise (Discount/Offers)
  • Cash for Kids – Hallam FM (Thank you to staff for support over the years!)
  • The Alzheimer’s Society (Offering information about how to live with Dementia)
  • Sheffield Mind (Offering support/ contact details)
  • NHS Stop Smoking (Offering support/ contact details)

Finally, who doesn’t love receiving prizes? – we thought having lots of prize giveaways would help build the excitement up and create an environment that made everyone in the room happy.

Whether you won a prize or not from our giveaways, everyone received an amazing goody bag loaded with a back to work toolkit specifically designed to beat those January blues.  It consisted of a stress ball, tic tacs and last but not least a raffle ticket to be entered into our fantastic prize draws.

So what were these prizes and giveaways?

We planned our giveaways carefully to ensure that each prize would help people beat those January blues and be able to relax with whatever they won!

  • Extra Holiday Days
  • Fit Bit
  • Leisure Vouchers
  • Spa 1877 Voucher
  • Mudra – One-month FREE Yoga Voucher
  • Team14 Hairdresser vouchers
  • Wellbeing Hampers
  • Cook Books
  • Meal for 2 Vouchers
  • Foot Spa
  • Yankee Candle Gift Set
  • Aftershave/Perfume

How did the Week go? Don’t ask us, see what our Voice Family had to say!

“It’s nice to find a company that invests so much in their staff” Craig Horner, Business Development Executive

“Great atmosphere and great to see the company get involved and provide support for Mental Health” Chris Endersby, Operations Manager

“I loved the variety of stalls which were available and how there was something to suit everyone – The goodie bags were a nice touch too!” Abbie Addy, Campaign Rep

“Fantastic event, with a lot of engagement for both Advisors and Management alike. I signed up to Costco myself and have already made a lot of use from the deals they have. As someone who suffers from mental health myself, I’m always interested in supporting these forms of events!” – Darrell Issa, Dialler Analyst

“The event was extremely relevant to what staff needed and gave all employee’s a boost for the full week!” Charlotte Cooper, Campaign Rep

“Fantastic way to beat those January Blues – and great to see all staff getting involved!” Sean Lowe, Training Manager

“Great way to catch up with colleagues from different departments that you wouldn’t normally get to see! It was amazing to see everyone smiling and laughing at what’s normally a dull time of year!” Anthony Davies, Trainer