3 Reasons Why Year-End Functions are Beneficial to Your Business


Every year between November and December, businesses around the globe splash out on a year-end function. While year-end functions can cost a pretty penny, especially in today’s economic conditions, there are still many businesses that question the value of hosting an annual Christmas bash to mark the year end. If you are still on the fence about whether to end the year off with an annual event, here are three reasons to make a year-end function part of your yearly marketing budget.


#1 Demonstrating Your Appreciation is Very Powerful


Did you know that over 85% of today’s employees feel more satisfied with their jobs as a result of being recognised and rewarded, and that the number one reason most employees leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated? Today, especially in South Africa’s turbulent economy, both life and business are tough, and in order for employees to feel like they are making an impact and that they are appreciated, you need to show your employees just how much you value them.


The truth is your employees are so much more than just “employees”, they are your brand. Just ask any successful entrepreneur and they will tell you that the key to the survival of any brand is motivated and engaged employees that love what they do. But, this does not just happen by chance. You need to invest in your employees by both honouring them and rewarding them. Yes, nothing gets employees feeling more inspired and appreciated than being acknowledged, praised and rewarded, and a year-end function is a perfect opportunity to do so.


2# Year-End Functions are a Great Way to Celebrate Achievements


It really makes no difference whether you are a small business or a large corporation, year-end functions make the perfect opportunity to share and celebrate achievements, both big and small. Whether you’ve hit your yearly sales mark, picked up new clients, completed new projects or received excellent reviews this year, your employees deserve to be a part of celebrating such achievements; after all, they are the ones that made it happen. When employees see their value in an organisation, it makes them feel like an important part of the company’s success and shared vision, and this is the key to increased productivity and better sales.


#3 Year-end Functions Improves Morale


As the backbone of just about any organisation, your employees can be the difference between failure and success, which is why you need to ensure that employees get on with each other, and there is no denying that year-end functions are strategic for both better communication and morale. Allowing employees to let their hair down and mingle, and to have a little fun in a neutral environment where corporate hierarchies and job titles cease to exist, year-end functions help to create a sense of camaraderie and team spirit, as well as giving employees a sense of belonging.


Make Your Year-End Christmas Bash Something to Remember This Year at SunWa


As you can see, there is so much more to a year-end function than what meets the eye. But first and foremost, you need to find the right year-end functions venue.  While the level of extravagance is limited to the constraints of your budget, at SunWa, we are here to tell you that you don’t have to break the bank to express gratitude, celebrate business successes, award employees who have gone the extra mile, motivate, and persuade change for the New Year. At SunWa River Lodge, we can help you host an incredible year-end function that will help you get your message across.


Situated on the banks of the Vaal River, SunWa River Lodge is only 10 kilometres outside Parys and 120 kilometres south of Johannesburg. Renowned for hosting world-class local, national and international year-end functions, conferences, weddings and anniversaries, we offer organisations a breathtaking location that overlooks the majestic Vaal River. Take your pick from our Elephant Venue, Rhino Venue, Hippo Venue, or our popular Bushman’s Bar.


Having earned an excellent reputation over the years for hosting year-end functions of all sizes, we will ensure that your event is not only a successful one but that your year-end function is a memorable one. To secure a year-end function venue at our popular lodge on the Vaal River, don’t delay and book a venue with us now.