Year-End Function: important company event or just an excuse to party?

As 2017 draws to a close, most businesses have begun planning for 2018 and find themselves reflecting on the year gone by. A year-end function might be seen by some as a waste of hard-earned cash, however there are many reasons why year-end functions should hold prime position in a company’s calendar of events.  Here are our top three:

Reward and recognition
A year-end function poses the perfect opportunity to celebrate and share a business’ achievements from the year, such as positive sales figures and any special projects that have been completed. It is also a chance to reward those who have outperformed during the year, to say thank you to all employees for overcoming the business challenges they have faced and achieving their annual targets.

Personal rapport
A year-end function is a good place for employees from all levels of a business to connect with each other in an informal setting and often helps to nurture stronger working relationships for the year ahead.

Honest feedback
A year-end function also gives employees a more relaxed and ‘open’ platform upon which to offer new ideas and recommendations to senior management and provide honest feedback from the year gone by.

If you’re looking for the best place to host your company’s Year-End function, our newly refurbished bistro, The Stone Kitchen, at Dunstone Country Estate offers a stylish yet rustic venue that can accommodate group bookings up to a maximum of X people, seven days a week.

Guests can choose between indoor or outdoor dining, with a range of menu options that cater to all budgets, from a more formal a la carte menu to luxury picnic hampers enjoyed on blankets and bean bags in our shaded bistro garden.

To discuss menu options or make a booking, please email restaurant manager, Carmen, at or call +27(0)21 873 6770.

Photo credit: Anna Lusty Photography