‘Britain’s best boss’ throws her staff a summer beach party on the Dorset coast… two years after taking all 20 of her employees to Madrid as a Christmas treat
- Arabella Lewis-Smith, 43, has been lauded as ‘Britain’s best boss’ by staff at marketing agency Salad Creative
- She took all 20 workers on all-expenses paid trip to Madrid for three-day Christmas holiday in 2017
- Now she has treated them to a summer beach party on the Dorset coast for a picnic and game of cricket
Britain’s ‘best boss’ has once again gone out of her way to treat her staff – by throwing a summer beach party.
Arabella Lewis-Smith, 43, was given the title by workers at marketing agency Salad Creative after taking her 20 staff on an all expenses paid trip to Madrid for a three day Christmas party in 2017.
Now she has increased her popularity by putting on a summer day out on the idyllic Dorset coast.
After enjoying a pub lunch, the group made their way down to Knoll Beach in Studland for an afternoon picnic and game of cricket.
Arabella Lewis-Smith, 43, (pictured back row in the green jumper) has been hailed as Britain’s best boss by her staff again after taking all 20 of the workers at her marketing agency Salad Creative to Studland on the Dorset coast for a beach party and picnic (pictured)
She previously took her team on a three-day Christmas holiday to Madrid in 2017, left, and staff lauded their boss, right, as ‘the best in the UK’ for arranging the trip
The team enjoyed a pub lunch before going to the beach to play a game of cricket in the sand, with Ms Lewis-Smith pictured bowling to one of her employees in an unorthodox style
The 20-strong team enjoyed a drink and pub lunch at the Banks Arms, pictured, in Studland before the beach party
Employee Leanne Kent, 25, said: ‘It was a gorgeous day and it makes such a huge difference to us to get the opportunity to get to know each other better in this way.
‘I think in our eyes Arabella will always be Britain’s best boss!’
Ms Lewis-Smith, who founded the business based in Poole 18 years ago, said she wanted to reward her staff for their hard work.
Other recent outings have included a trip to a West End show, a kayaking trip and a walk in the New Forest.
She said: ‘By treating our staff to something special, we benefit from a happier and more satisfied team who feel valued and appreciated.
‘And it doesn’t take too much imagination to understand how this has a knock-on effect to productivity and staff retention for the business.
‘It was a great pleasure to see everyone enjoying themselves in the sunshine.’
In 2017 Ms Lewis-Smith took her entire team on an all expenses paid three-day holiday to Madrid. They are pictured here all smiles on the plane on the journey out to Spain
The team seemed to enjoy the game of beach cricket and Ms Lewis-Smith said the treats were designed to create a ‘happier and more satisfied staff’ to improve productivity