It’s been an exciting year at the Candidate. The team has grown, records have been broken, and milestones have been hit - so to celebrate, we headed down to the capital for a few days of fun!
Here’s what we got up to on our London adventure…
Friday was the big day – Ascot Races! Delayed taxi’s and missed trains didn’t stop us from arriving as Ascot bright and early for some pre-racing mimosas! Everyone was suited and booted, Katy looked stunning in a chic black dress, Meg wowed in red, Vic wore a gorgeous polka dot number, whilst Mel and Lau gave off Cheshire glam! The boys didn’t disappoint either, ET exuded supply teacher chic, Sam rocked the limo driver look, and Henry channelled ‘excel speadsheet’. Once at the racecourse, Henry got to work tapping into his contacts for betting tips, whilst Colin was trackside scouting out potential winners. Mel had an early win on Doctor Ken (yes she bet on half the horses running but it still counts), however the big victory of the day was Henry’s tip for Pink Legend – making Brian very happy indeed!
Countless drinks tokens and some very welcome food later, the races came to an end and we headed back into central London for dinner and dancing! The party continued late into the night – I’ll spare you the stories (I don’t want to relive the hang-xiety).
Sore heads rallied after a well-choreographed breakfast from Leif, and after a thorough clean and tidy a few of the team headed into London for lunch at the markets, others met up with friends, and some of us hopped back on the train to Manchester. An amazing trip all round!
(Written by Natalie Metcalf)
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