Christmas Party Night 2019

Friday 13th December….fills many with dread, but not the staff of Rookery Farm for it was Christmas Party Night.

All suited and booted and armed with Secret Santa presents galore, staff enjoyed a all you can eat Chinese buffet, complete with bottles of wine on the table and various rounds of alcoholic shots courtesy of the farm directors. A massive thank you must go to Mr & Mrs Robinson for yet again a fabulous evening which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The director’s and staff of Rookery Farm Packing would like to take this opportunity to wish all their customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!

Strictly Come Dancing Competition

Each year, staff at Rookery Farm hold a internal competition running alongside the BBC1 television programme of Strictly come Dancing in a bid to win the top prize.

Each week staff have to predict a star who will come top, two stars that will be in the dance off and one couple chosen to be in their dance of is chosen to leave the show. The weekly scoring is handed out on a Monday morning. With healthy competition rife amongst staff, the battle has been on going for the last couple of week.

With the televised final on Saturday 14th December, everyone was anticipating the results…

In 1st place with 39 points was Heather (pictured) winning a bottle of wine,

                2nd place with 36 points was Georgiana winning a bottle of squash,

   3rd place with 34 was Chris winning a box of biscuits.

    Well done to everyone that took part this year….and remember KEEP DANCING!!

 

 

 

 

Carry it LOW…Drive it SLOW

Late October 2019 saw three Rookery Farm Staff complete and pass their Forklift Licences with flying colours.

All 3 members of staff took part in the 3 day training course, the guys completed 19.5 hours of basic training with the Counterbalance Forklift with ARC Training instructor and sat an exam on the third day.

Petru Gavril Rosu (Peter), Crisit Baraliu and Christian Jeca

A big well done to the three of you from everyone at Rookery Farm.

 

First Aid to the rescue..

At the end of a very busy season, three permanent members of staff have under took a Emergency First Aid at Work course and demonstrated competence in currently accepted First Aid practice and in accordance with the Health & Safety ( First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Rookery farm are pleased to share with you all that all three ladies passed this course and have all be awarded with their certificates.

Jayne Godfrey, Caryn Gott and Katarzyna Wiecznaik

Image result for first aid picturesWell done from everyone at Rookery Farm ladies

Giving a little back…

January 2019…and what a way to start the new year.

Each year, Rookery Farm Packing donate plants to Break. Break is a charity that supports vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia. Break’s core business is the provision of children’s homes for Looked After Children in their home Local Authority. Break has six mainstream children’s homes in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and a Therapeutic Fostering Service offering single placements to traumatised young people.

This year with the help of Rookery Farm, we help to raise £850.00 for proceeds from our plant donations in 2018.

It’s christmas time..

December saw a very busy year and season come to a end, and what a way to end the year than with a annual christmas party, and this year did not disappoint. Dressed up to the nines everyone enjoyed a 3 course christmas meal, drinks, secret santa presents and a Abba tribute band for entertainment.

A big thank you must go to David and Elaine Robinson for treating everyone that evening after they could not make it themselves through sickness. Everyone had a fantastic evening and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

Baby Robinson Competition!

Both Rookery Farm Directors, David & Elaine Robinson were extremely proud to announce they were going to become grandparents at the end of 2018.

A competition was run internally amongst staff to guess Baby Robinson’s sex, weight and delivery date. The winner of the competition was Georgiana who correctly guessed the sex of Baby Robinson as a girl, was correct with her weight of 7 lbs 7 ozs and was the closest to the delivery date with her guess of the 9th December.

Baby Robinson, as she is now known as Francesca Rae Robinson, arrived on Friday 7th of December. Both mum and daughter are doing well.

Rookery Farm are proud to announce…..

Rookery Farm are proud to announce the completion of 6 new poly-tunnels in time for this season.

The structures were provided by National Structures of Preston and erected by Rookery Farm staff. The tunnels have full environmental computer controls supplied by local firm Tomtech.
The new expansion of the poly-tunnels will allow Rookery Farm to increase their growing capacity to match increase in sales.