When you come to work at Oltco one of the first things you learn about, before you're even talked through the product, is the ethos of the company. Johnny and Tom have very strong values which they feel are essential to the business and it is essential that each and every person adheres to them completely. Sound extreme? Maybe, but then the rules are: enjoy work, get the balance between work and home right, make sure you put 100% into work when your here.
And your reward for enjoying coming to work, enjoying your job and making sure your good at it? Well it's regular days out with the team and this time, all who could make it, were treated to the most amazing day at Newquay Dive Centre, after a slap up breakfast at the Cribba of course! Owners of Newquay Dive Centre are known to Oltco as we fitted the waterproof resin membrane to their swimming pool and resin bound gravel to the surrounding area creating a non slip and low maintenance wet area. So we think this plan to get us all into deep water my have been brewing in Tom and Johnny's minds for some time. Not all of us were overly keen, as you can imagine, but the expert, calm instructions from the trainers was incredible and before long we were all playing catch like happy school kids at the bottom of the pool.
A rather large lunch at The Central Inn, again courtesy of Oltco was followed, after a sensible amount of time, by a boat ride out into the Altantic to practice our newly acquired skills. I'm not ashamed to admit this was almost too much for some of us but again, thanks to the incredible trainers, each and every one of us was able to do far more than we ever thought possible. Even Corinna managed to dive into the sea and swim around underwater, almost like the little mermaid.
All this energetic activity was followed by yet more food at the Stable Bar and maybe a couple of drinks to celebrate our achievements, and of course, the promise of more adventures to come.
A big thank you to Tom and Johnny from all the Team at Oltco.
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