It’s that time of year again! Last Tuesday was Vision Day, our annual day to celebrate the success of the past year and create an action plan for the year ahead. Here’s a round up of what we got up to

The day began with us gathered around ready for the traditional Vision Day video which showcases all our achievements from the past year – and it certainly lived up to our expectations. 

After seeing all our work over the past 12 months come to life, it was time for our presentations. Every member of the team chose a person who has been positively impacted by our work. It was really rewarding to reflect on just how much of a difference our campaigns have made; from hearing personal stories about the effects of painkiller addiction, to helping combat social isolation across West Yorkshire and Harrogate through our ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign.

After a brief break, it was time to talk about our all-important vision. Ged and Becky led the conversation, discussing where we are as a company, and our next steps. A stand out statement highlighted that ‘Magpie has never been an I, or a he, or a she. It’s always been a we’. We then had a chat about our values to remind us just why we do what we do. It was great to see not only how far we’ve come, and what we need to do to make ourselves even better this year. 

Our next part of Vision Day was another motivational, thought-provoking talk led by world- class sports psychologist Simon Hartley, who we all know and love. He’s got a years of experience coaching successful teams, including Team GB and the FA so the perfect person to give us some inspiration and guidance. Through an immersive workshop style, we answered questions such as; ‘How can you make your best better?’ ‘How can you make every moment matter?’ and ‘What are the little things that can make a big difference?’. The morning finished with a presentation from our brand consultant Toby, the results of which will be revealed later this year…

After lunch it was then time for our mystery celebration. Led by Becky, we flew the nest and taken to our secret location in Leeds. Not only were we greeted with sunshine and music, we found ourselves landing down by the canal where a boat awaited our arrival. Complete with a glass of prosecco and some questionable singing, we ended the day with the confidence and enthusiasm to make our vision come to life for the years ahead.