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'World's best boss' takes entire staff on five-star holiday to Maldives - just to say thanks

Mirror logo Mirror 8/12/2016 Steve Robson

Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA This is one firm where no one can complain about their boss.

Employees at Mixed Martial Arts company Evolve were treated to a five-star trip to the Maldives as an end of year thank you.

Founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong said the company has seen a 30 percent year-on-year growth, and he wanted to thank his employees for their hard work and dedication.

He splashed out a whopping £400,000 (AU$670K or NZ$704K) to reward 100 employees with the five-star all-inclusive holiday to the paradise island.

Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA And this is not the first time he has given his workers a treat.

He calls the holidays a "normal part of Evolve culture" with the group enjoying previous holidays to luxurious destinations such as Bali, Krabi, Khao Lak and Bintan in Indonesia over the past five years.

He said: "These rewards are a small token of my heartfelt gratitude to all of the phenomenal rockstars at Evolve MMA.

Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA "Every year, I take the entire team on an all-expenses-paid trip to a five-star luxury resort at a surprise destination."

The company's support staff and world champion trainers joined members of Evolve's fight team, including ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, on the expensive getaway.

"Many of my staff would love to travel the world, but do not have the means to do so," he continued. "The vast majority of my team at Evolve come from humble backgrounds of poverty, tragedy, or adversity. For them, Evolve is the greatest opportunity to escape poverty and to achieve the life of their dreams.

Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: CEN/Evolve MMA "The best deserve the best. It is only fair. We do our best to hire the best people in the world, giving out only one job offer for every 200 applicants. So they should be compensated as such. We work hard, and we play hard.

"Evolve has the best team in the world. I am very confident in my team. I believe in them 100 percent."

The entrepreneur said the holidays will continue for the foreseeable future but joked he has not yet planned 2017's one just yet.

He said: "The world is a big place! I don't know where our annual retreat will be held next year, but I hope to take them to another spectacular place."

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