Flash Year-End Function for 2019

The Flash Year-End Function for 2019 began with palpable energy. One that symbolised both the fruits of our collective labour and relief to be done with another challenging albeit invigorating year.

That relief made itself known immediately as staff began to partake in the handsomely stocked open bar, but also beaming aside one another in unified celebration. We celebrated achievements, milestones, and each other in an evening that brought the calendar year to a satisfying conclusion.

Upon arrival at Hillcrest quarry, we were greeted by an enormous Bedouin tent, what I’m obligated to call a “chill area” beside it, and ample space to act in a way befitting a company that Pepkor stated is “making a killing” in its 2019 year-end review.

Thankfully nothing quite so violent took place on the night, although those who witnessed Sean Baxter setting the grass on fire as he blitzed Eben Heunis over 50 metres described it as “a crime against Afrikanerdom.”

We were expertly catered for by Hillcrest Quarry and Cape Town Halaal Platters. The team at Hillcrest also ensured a space that had the exact right amount of space for mingling, chilling, and once it got dark, lots of questionable dancing.

We gave thanks to our staff that help put the event together, we gave thanks to MTN for supporting the evening, and our directors for being the inspirational leaders that they needed to be in 2019.

Thanks to MTN, we also gave away a R15 000 Takealot voucher.

In the end, via a process of elimination competition format involving cell phone numbers, Carel van Vollenhoven took home the envy of the evening, and by complete coincidence became the most hated person at the venue.

As we danced and laughed the night away, we remained grateful to the opportunities Flash has given us and looked forward to a 2020 worth celebrating with the same unbridled joy.

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