Impact - A Year in Review
Where do I start when looking back over another fun, eventful
and successful year here at Impact? We've had so many highlights I
thought it would be fun to take a couple of minutes to remember my
Inaugural Founders Day:
This was a fun one! In October we held our first ever "Founders
Day" where we came together as a business and took some time to
reflect on how far we have come since our beginnings in 2001 and
discussed our future growth plans and the role we as 'Impactees'
will play in getting us there.
We have always been a firm believer that our USP is, has and will
always be our people and this was truly celebrated. The day
entailed breakfast delivered to the office, a table quiz, lunch in
Shoreditch, a presentation by our founders and then onto swingers
golf for games and partying. A highlight of the year for
In August, Sam Stock was promoted to Divisional Director for Temp
Division which was well deserved recognition for the contribution
he has made over the past 10 years in the business. Sam has always
been one of the most popular and widely respected members of staff
so this announcement was universally celebrated. This was also an
exciting step for Impact as a whole too as he became the first
Director within the business.
Amanda Manning joined:
Amanda joined in August to Head up our HR Division allowing Jules
to move fully into a strategic role. Anyone who has had the
pleasure of engaging with her before will know what a coup this was
for the business. Amanda has arrived with more than 10 years HR
recruitment experience from the media and creative industries and
it's unsurprising that she's already made a huge impression
Summer Party - Henley Regatta:
We kicked off the summer in style in July with a day at the Henley
Regatta. This was the time for us to let our hair down and enjoy a
couple cheeky drinks by the Thames. We didn't need telling twice!
After a few amazing hours enjoying the sun and each other's
company, it was time to dance the night away in the amazing China
White tent. Let's just say it was a late one that night!
Heart of the City Award:
We were immensely proud to receive the 'Heart of the City' Award at
the Lord Mayor's 30th Dragon Awards Ceremony in September for our
project 'Future Proofing Talent through Diversity'. We developed
this to assist in the diversification of the media and creative
We have long recognised that our own and our clients businesses
should better reflect the communities in which we operate - hence
creating this project whereby we facilitate a gateway between young
people and our clients in the form of school visits and inspiring
client hosted workshops. Being recognised for our contribution was
incredibly humbling and will push us on in our ambition to be the
driving force behind an industry shift in tackling diversity.
I could have mentioned so much more, but I'll leave it there. 2017
you've been incredible and here's to a great 2018!