Opportunities within our business are a big deal to us at Closewood. But it doesn’t stop there – we also like to see our employees flourish in activities outside of work too.
We feel like anything that builds character, makes people happy or content in their personal lives has a positive effect on their working life. Therefore, we are a great advocate of helping our employees thrive in the world outside work as well. We want to be the type of employer who encourages our employees to realise their ambitions.
So, when Lewis, one of our Air Conditioning Maintenance Engineers, got a last minute chance to visit the Ferrari Factory in Italy, we thought it right to allow him the time off so he could have this experience.
The trip gave the opportunity for him to delve into the world of the Ferrari F8 Tributo and it looked so awesome, we just had to share it with you.
Lewis made the journey with his father – both are avid racers and are frequently involved in track days. They have a pro on their team and it was actually him that was supposed to be attending. However, when he had to drop out at the eleventh hour, both father and son jumped at the chance and it was definitely worth it.
Whilst they were there, they got to drive the car that is described as a ‘celebration of excellence’ on a race track and through the winding roads of Italy. The trip was centred around the same model of vehicle, but they got to view and drive it in numerous shades. To quote Ferrari, the car is ‘the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater Berlinetta. It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history’.
Ferrari provided the pair with excellent hosting skills and could not have done more for them – all adding to the dream of being there already. On the odd occasion they took their foot off the accelerator, they also received a tour of the factory and visited the Ferrari Museum.
Lewis has described the adventure as “once in a lifetime”. He also thanked us for allowing him to make this happen and judging by the pictures, we think he was pleased.
Not bad going for someone who was due to be working! Joking aside, we are so glad Lewis got to share this time with family whilst putting a tick on the bucket list.
After a bit of reorganisation, we helped Lewis embrace an opportunity he would have otherwise missed out on and we hope one day he returns the favour should he ever find himself in an F8 Tributo again!