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Duo Dubbed 'Britain's Best Bosses' Treat Staff To Month-Long Trips Abroad

Duo Dubbed 'Britain's Best Bosses' Treat Staff To Month-Long Trips Abroad

Some of you might be used to getting the occasional work perk - your boss may treat you to a few drinks on a Friday after clocking off or let you leave half an hour early the day before you finish for Christmas.

But those benefits are NOTHING compared to what the employees of a UK digital startup studio called Turn Partners get to enjoy, having been treated to month-long luxury holidays in Thailand, India and Mexico.

Oh, and they get to take as much paid leave as they want. I know.

Bosses at the Birmingham-based company have let staff spend working days jet-skiing or enjoying spa treatments at exotic locations, with partners, friends and siblings even allowed to get in on the trips.

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The whole team get to go on the trips. Credit: News Dog Media
The whole team get to go on the trips. Credit: News Dog Media

It's no surprise that co-founders Mike Bandar, 29, and James Vardy, 31, have been dubbed 'Britain's Best Bosses' for treating staff members to lavish getaways and allowing them to work wherever they like.

Mike Bandar (left) and James Vardy (right). Credit: News Dog Media
Mike Bandar (left) and James Vardy (right). Credit: News Dog Media

In February this year, they flew all nine of their employees for a month-long five-star holiday to Goa and Mumbai in India.

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Why? Well, because they wanted staff to enjoy life to the full, and believe that a happy team creates happy bosses.

The happy team at Turn Partners. Credit: News Dog Media
The happy team at Turn Partners. Credit: News Dog Media

Mike said: "From time-to-time we like to treat our team to a month-long holiday so that we can all escape the cold British weather and not go too long without some sunshine.

"Turn Partners covers the costs and although we generally go away for the month, staff can come and go for as long as they please."

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He added: "Everyone at Team Turn has an unlimited holiday allowance, as well as a minimum holiday allowance to make sure they don't skip 'me time', have complete freedom of how and where they work and a huge flexibility on the projects they work on."

The team still have to do a bit of work while away, but have more freedom to do so. Credit: News Dog Media
The team still have to do a bit of work while away, but have more freedom to do so. Credit: News Dog Media
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Back in February, Mike and James flew their whole team out to Bangkok, Chang Mai, Krabi and Phi Phi for a 28-day trip working in the stunning surroundings of Thailand.

The year before that was equally as spectacular, whisking employees off for another month-long break to Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Mexico, where they took their laptops to the beach.

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The team enjoying the sunset at a beach. Credit: News Dog Media
The team enjoying the sunset at a beach. Credit: News Dog Media

And it's clearly a concept that works, too; Luke Lanchaster, a Senior Developer at Turn Partners, said he couldn't have been more motivated at work after he got the opportunity to explore hidden waterfalls in between conference calls while in India last February.

The team in India. Credit: News Dog Media
The team in India. Credit: News Dog Media

He said: "I fixed a problem at work that was eluding me for months whilst sitting on a deckchair, listening to the rolling waves, and generally having a great time on holiday...

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"There are so many jobs nowadays which involve employees sitting in a cubicle all day, clocking in and clocking out whilst having your output judged against KPIs.

"Working for Turn Partners is amazing in that they've realized keeping employees happy, motivated and excited pays off dividends."

So, what's next for the luckiest employees in the world? Apparently Buenos Aires in Argentina is the front-runner for the next group holiday.

Sign. Me. Up.

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