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Sussex Business Awards Nomination for 20162016-10-19 12:13:22
The Laughton & Co team are extremely pleased and happy to learn that Neil has reached the Final of the Sussex Business Awards “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2016. The winner will be announced at a black tie gala dinner on 1st December. Whatever the result, this has been a rewarding few months which comes off the back of winning the Brighton & Hove Independent Business Awards “Business Personality” 2016, reaching the finals of the JP South Business Awards and being nominated (anonymously) in the Institute of Directors annual business awards for Director of the Year (Small Company).
Focus Group wins the Crazy Sportathon2016-10-19 12:11:23
This week, a dozen corporate teams entered Laughton & Co’s latest sporting charity challenge - the Crazy Sportathon which raised in excess of £6,000 for children’s charity Rockinghorse. A team of 6 telecommunications experts from Focus Group won the rather unusual wrought iron trophy designed by local blacksmith Tom Fell. Teams were faced with completing and competing in 20 crazy sporting events during the day which included a Bucking Broncho, pole walking, extreme ping pong, melon shot putting, Bhutanese Darts, segway slalom and a Sumo suit relay race. Such was the positive response from the happy but tired teams, this may be repeated next year!
FTSE 250 Graduates Training Programme2016-10-19 12:08:33
A group of young, enthusiastic and slightly nervous Graduates from a high street FTSE 250 company arrived at Laughton & Co HQ recently. They were fed and immediately went to work forming teams of three and tasked with erecting a series of Bell Tents in preparation for a good nights camping. The following morning they received navigational instruction (map & compass) and strategic guidance to then plan a 60 mile cross country mountain bike expedition with an additional night out in the wilds of the South Downs National Park. They certainly enjoyed the physical challenge, the leadership responsibilities and opportunity to get to know each other better.
Neil Laughton wins Sussex Business Award2016-06-20 09:26:30
On Friday 17th June at the Brighton & Hove Independent Business Awards dinner in the AMEX football stadium, Neil Laughton won the "Business Personality" award for 2016. In his acceptance speech, he thanked Gemma King of Vivid Marketing who nominated him and went on to say that Laughton & Co was not a law firm but a company dedicated to helping individuals and businesses improve their strategy, leadership and teamwork.
Beach Volleyball Tournament2016-05-12 21:51:52
Laughton & Co entered a team comprising some of its Associates, clients and suppliers in the Active Sussex Beach Volleyball Tournament at Yellow Wave, Brighton. Eight organisations entered the competition including teams from Brighton University, Quality Solicitors and American Express. Laughton & Co won two out of its three group stage games and there was a sudden death solo play-off for first position and Neil Laughton took on a young lady who apparently played for American Colleges and she won rather easily! Team Laughton & Co then played the winners of the other group in a semi-final and played their socks off (not literally). In the final against an experienced team from Financial Planning Group, they lost valiantly 33-28.
Bering Strait Expedition 20162016-02-01 03:41:56
Neil Laughton and James Bingham set out at the end of February to attempt a return crossing of the Bering Strait between NW Alaska and the International Date Line between the Diomede Islands, mid way to the Russian mainland. They had hoped to arrange the first game of 5-a-side football on the moving sea ice on arrival. However, the warmest winter on record made the sea ice too thin to walk on and too thick to paddle through and the pair had to be rescued by the US Coast Guard.
Business Meets Special Operations2016-01-15 17:13:34
Laughton & Co launches another innovative, challenging and insightful 3 day executive training programme in the highlands of Scotland. Designed to educate teams of business executives in the finer art of Special Ops. Delegates will be given instruction from Special Forces personnel, hostage negotiator, fighter pilot and a military intelligence agent how to plan, communicate, train and execute a strategic mission successfully.
Strategy meetings on the water2015-11-01 17:18:45
A 21 metre Dutch Barge owned by Laughton & Co that is moored on a floating pontoon at the North end of Portsmouth Harbour provides the ideal venue for a private, comfortable and unusual board room for groups of business executives conducting a special meeting or strategy session. Guests are met at Gunwharf Quays and embark a speedboat which then transfers them to Gentoo, the Dutch Motor Cruiser.
Team Development Training2015-10-18 17:20:32
Laughton & Co offers local Sussex businesses a unique opportunity to conduct a one day training programme at its HQ in the South Downs Way. Delegates are given a mix of theoretical, conversational and practical sessions designed to improve the leadership, communication and team working skills of every group.
Laughton & Co team raises £100,000 for charity2015-10-10 17:16:25
After their valiant attempt to set a new World Record for the highest formal dinner party at 23,000 ft on Mt Everest in April / May 2015, a team led by former Everest summiteer Neil Laughton have managed to raise in excess of £100,000 for charity Community Action Nepal. The team which included 2 Michelin Star Chef Sat Bains, reached 22,000 ft when they experienced a devastating earthquake that inflicted many thousands of casualties. The expedition was sponsored by the SJP Foundation, GH Mumm, Canada Goose and Thomas Pink.
Laughton & Co Olympics2015-09-01 17:22:23
A perfect way to entertain clients, reward staff or to motivate the team for the year ahead, Laughton & Co launches its very own Olympic Games! With activities including rally driving, archery, American Pool, Air Hockey, Extreme Golf, Table-tennis and Wellington Boot throwing, this an unusual, exciting and adrenalin busting day of fun designed to identify the finest competitor in the group.