If your staff spend much of their time gorging on the hi-tech world of multimedia, what better way to motivate them than to take them back to the Middle Ages. The whole throng at Rufus Leonard took part in its annual staff jaunt the other weekend (including MD Neil Svenson, pictured above hugging a knight) – this time to a themed event at Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset. After dressing in weedes, much mead was drunken (see Susan Costello, head of IT, top) and banquet wittles supped upon. Back in the 20th century, marketing director Jane Jones admits it was ‘quite uncivilised’.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
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