It’s not often an employee engagement activity ends up in the record books, but the staff at builders merchant Jewson have managed it.
The team set a new Guinness World Records title for Most people wrapping presents simultaneously in 2016 and they now have a permanent memento of their achievement after being featured alongside all the real-life superheroes in the Guinness World Records 2018 Edition book.
Jewson’s successful world record attempt, one of Guinness World Records Engage portfolio of staff engagement solutions, took place at a two-day annual staff conference in December, which was attended by more than a thousand people. The presents wrapped by the heroic team were given to the local community as part of Jewson’s partnership with charity Barnardo’s.
It was the second successful Guinness World Records attempt for the talented team at Jewson, having broken the record for Largest gathering of people wearing Christmas jumpers during its staff conference back in 2015.
The present wrapping attempt was organised by agency A&I Group and Event Director Zara Gregory believes that the sense of fun, tension and achievement around the record attempt was key to its success.