Founders Day Celebration
I meant to write this blog piece over the weekend, but to be
honest it's taken until today to feel 100% again after what proved
to be an incredibly fun 'Founders Day' here at Impact. This was our
opportunity to come together as a business and take the time to
reflect on how far we have come as a business since our beginnings
in 2001. Most importantly to discuss 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 on Friday.
The day kicked off with breakfast delivered to the office followed
by our now legendary weekly table quiz based on little known facts
about our colleagues. I knew we were a unique bunch but who knew we
had 2 x child actors, 1 x alpaca owner, 1 x rapper who almost made
it to name but a few!
After lunch and drinks in Shoreditch's Pizza East we returned
and settled in for a presentation by Nick and Jules. I can safely
say that everyone individually took something important away from
it - whether it be the back story of how Nick and Jules came
together, how they successfully and organically grew Impact through
the early 00's, their continuous commitment to investing in tech,
our award winning
CSR program promoting Diversity in the creative industries or
their exciting 5 year growth plan.
For me it was the reiteration of how important our client and
candidate relationships have always been. Impact was built with the
straight forward, core principle that we should be an approachable
and honest business that truly delivers great service. This
approach saw the business fly in its founding years, kept them
going in the difficult recession times and drove us to return to
consistent growth in the following years to where we are today - 22
staff, 4 specialist divisions (with additional ones in the
pipeline), a fantastic office in Shoreditch, and maybe even an
international office on the horizon! Watch this space. ;)
We then kicked off the party at Swingers Golf which inevitably
brought out our competitive side and we gave out some fun, tongue
in cheek awards. The night went on from there but those are
definitely stories for a different day!