The team at Specsavers Llanelli soaked up the sun recently when they went white water rafting for the day as part of a team-building exercise.

Paddling the same canoe

14 members of staff from the Stepney Street store travelled to Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) where they were tasked with using their communication skills to navigate through the rapids and complete the adrenaline-fuelled 250-metre course.

Gill Phillips, manager at the store, says: ‘Everyone had a lot of fun with this activity and it was great to get out in the sun and do something a bit different for our teambuilding activity.’

After spending a day tackling the rapids, the team has been left with a taste for adventure and hopes to make a trip back to the CIWW where they can further develop their team building skills through other activities like rock climbing, gorge walking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Strengthening positive relationships

Gill adds: ‘Teamwork is an essential part of any successful business, so we always make an effort to arrange exciting activities were our staff can get to know each other better, strengthen their relationships and create an overall positive environment, for not just the benefit of the team but for our customers too.’

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