5000 staff participate in 11th Emrill carnival
Annual three month event kicks off with sporting and extra curricular events scheduled for the rest of the year
The annual Emrill Staff Carnival has grown significantly over the past eleven years, achieving a new record this year with over 5,000 staff expected to participate in the upcoming programme of sporting and social events.
Alex Davies, Emrill’s managing director inaugurated the event by receiving the carnival torch from committee members after its journey from Emrill head office through all company sites in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The carnival lasts for three months every year, offering a range of team sports, activities and fun events.
Staff is encouraged to create teams, normally with fellow site colleagues, and these teams then compete against each other.
Sporting events include table tennis, darts, boules, pool, snooker and volleyball amongst others.
Renji Mathew, Emrill’s HR manager commented on the carnival’s increasing popularity by saying, “Emrill is known for the quality of its people and we understand this is one of our company’s strongest points of difference. Our objective has been to create annual staff events and initiatives that promote engagement, employee health, and sports participation for all team members.
“Through our range of employee welfare initiatives and by promoting a good work-life balance, we believe these continual efforts feed into the UAE Happiness Agenda, boosting the overall prosperity of not only our own business but also the country as a whole,” concluded Mathew.
Emrill won the Overall FM Company of the Year for a fifth time at the 11th annual FM Awards.