Reflecting on our lunchtime chats

I work at Milton Keynes Central office and work alongside some people we support. I work in recruitment and value the support from office service assistants. At lunchtime I love catching up with everyone over lunch or a drink and hearing their stories, which always put a smile on my face.

From Johnny’s big ‘Hellos’ to Graham talking about the latest sporting event he’s off to see. Just a pity MK Dons got relegated last season but he thinks they’ll be back to fight another day.

Chatting to Sui-Ling about her two budgies: Chico and Bieber and the constant singing they bring to flat and her appearance on the News.

Mary loves colouring in her books and Sharon proudly showing me her Euro2016 Panini sticker album which she was collecting.

Rosie, who has been with MacIntyre for just over 20 years is always telling me about the changes she’s seen over the years, that is when she’s not showing me her Countdown skills – a book that is based on the TV show, but Rosie always gives me a good run for my money.

And it was while having lunch with Rosie, Sharon and Johnny recently that we had a few visitors pass through; it’s been lovely to watch the interactions of the visitors. Frontline Mangers who’ve known some people for years and staff who’ve popped in to say ‘hello’ and have taking time to join in our conversations.

Nice to know the work of MacIntyre is touching hearts and minds, and long may it continue for the next 50 years!

So if you fancy a natter come and join us for lunch.

Adam Foley
Recruitment Co-ordinator
Central, Milton Keynes



  • Tess Marshall says:

    Lovely to see this blog Adam and your great interactions with people we support who work here have not gone unnoticed. I agree, it’s the work MacIntyre does to touch hearts and minds that is invaluable. Glad you can have those conversations with Graham about sport by the way because football and me? Nah!

  • Wendy Cook says:

    A lovely blog Adam. We too at Warrington are very fortunate to have catch ups with the people we support. 🙂

  • Ann Tavarez says:

    Can you come and work with me Adam. That was a great story, I know Rosie enjoys your chats!!! Well done.

  • Nicola Payne says:

    Love any excuse to go down to the photocopier for a good catch up with the team down stairs. Always a great story to hear!!!!

  • Barrie Ellis says:

    Nice to hear your story Adam, thanks for sharing!

  • Fay Walker says:

    A really nice reminder that everyone who works for MacIntyre embodies Great Interactions. MacIntyre is lucky to have so many friendly people on board whether they are front line staff, managers or tucked away in offices!

  • Patsy Deacon says:

    Lovely blog… thank you Adam, I always love a good natter with the people we support, I think its extremely important that we take the time out to have meaningful interactions with individuals, its so easy to get bogged down with answering emails and reaching deadlines….or so I have been told!!

  • Gill Wragg says:

    Really great to see the blogs going strong. Great blog.

  • Adam Foley says:

    Thank you all for the kind replies. Much appreciated.

    I have to say that no Monday morning is complete without a read of the Great Interactions blog and always leaves me with a warm glow knowing what MacIntyre’s all about.

  • Emma Killick says:

    Thanks Adam – I think your Blog embodies what we are all about – the importance of those shared moments, interactions that bring so much to people’s day and sense of self without being part of any task or work activity. Well done.

  • Jenny Hunt says:

    Our learners really appreciate your company and the chats Adam! It’s great that you time your lunch so that you share it with them! All of these interactions are so important and you have taken the time to really get to know what’s important to each of them! Thank you and well done!

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