A weekend in Lisbon!

Back in July 2014, Think Global Recruitment sponsored an end of exams pool tournament for soon-to-qualify chartered accountants in the Bierkeller (a Bavarian bar) in Liverpool.
Two of our consultants travelled down for the night to network, present and most importantly of all, share a well-deserved drink with Liverpool’s top professionals!  Between July and December, we were running a prize draw at all of our events and the lucky winner attended this one!
On Christmas Eve, 2014, our managing director got in touch with Nick to deliver an early Christmas present in the form of exciting news about his free trip to Europe!  As you can imagine, Nick was delighted and in the New Year, Abigail’s PA got in touch and they began to organise his trip with his fiancee Kelly.
Nick and Kelly chose Lisbon because it was never really somewhere they had thought of visiting before and they had been to all of the other cities that were on offer.  They planned to head off in April but due to some unforeseen passport complications the trip had to be postponed to later in the year.  Between April and October, Nick and Kelly got married so it worked out the trip was perfect timing for a second honeymoon for the newly-wed couple!
On the 23rd October, we flew them from Liverpool to Lisbon and put them up in the Corintha Hotel where they were lucky enough to be upgraded to the Executive Club with a room on the 21st floor and exclusive breakfast in the Executive Sky Lounge with fantastic views over Lisbon – Nick said it was great to stay here because they never normally book themselves into 5* hotels, never mind get upgraded!
Nick and Kelly spent most of their time wandering the streets of Lisbon and soaking up the culture, stopping in quaint cafes and restaurants for food and drinks.  It was a really chilled weekend and some Nick’s highlights included, taking a ride on the tram (which is over 100 years old) and witnessing the wonderful sights of Lisbon.  He and his new wife also enjoyed some drinks in the Sao Jorge Castle which has mesmerising views over the city. 
It was great to catch up with Nick after his trip and we wish Nick and Kelly all the best with their future.  If you are an accountant and want to hear more about the opportunities overseas, current events or jobs for accountants then get in touch: mail@thinkgr.com 
We are also giving away the opportunity for anyone who is either a trainee accountant or recently qualified and based in the UK or Ireland, to enter this years’ prize draw for a weekend away for two in Europe!  All you have to do is send an email to Emma: emaloy@thinkgr.com with the following information:

You Name, Email, Telephone Number, Job Title, Current Firm, Year of Qualifying Exam.