Beal team members have spent a day learning the ropes of seafaring as part of the housebuilder’s partnership with the CatZero charity.
The team building day involved Beal employees from across the company, including several newcomers to the business.
Beal is a long-standing Partner of CatZero with the housebuilder’s funding supporting the charity’s vital work helping people across the Humber region to overcome challenges and obstacles to move into education, employment or training.
The relationship includes the opportunity for Beal staff to participate in a team building day or join in one of CatZero’s sailing challenges.
The 11-strong Beal team had a 6am start for a briefing with CatZero skipper Danny Watson before casting off from Hull Marina.
The group’s first task was to navigate the lock gates safely to leave the Marina. From there, they sailed out into the Humber Estuary and headed downstream to the North Sea.
Tasks on board the CatZero yacht included hoisting the sails, navigating the tricky waters of the Humber and learning about maritime laws and rules.
The team also simulated a person overboard scenario and carried out a successful rescue mission.
Jamie Barrington, Beal Sales Operations Manager, was one of the crew members on the CatZero boat.
He said: “Beal Homes is proud to support CatZero’s work providing unique opportunities and experiences for those in need of support across the region. It has had a transformational impact on peoples’ lives.
“Getting out onto the water with CatZero was an experience our team will never forget. It was a challenging but rewarding day, which saw the team work closely together to navigate the Humber and crew the vessel safely.
“I’d like to thank our skipper Danny for hosting our team on the boat for the day.”
CatZero has to date helped over 2,000 people, supporting participants on its programmes to move into employment, education or training.
Find out more about CatZero by visiting www.catzero.org.