Being an international company, we have offices all over the world and this year we decided to head to Ukraine for our Christmas get together.
Some of us have never visited Ukraine before and so it was a completely new environment. We stopped over in Kiev between flights and had a night time taxi tour of the area. I soon learnt there is so much history to Ukraine and the architecture represents a lot of the different eras. It was an amazing experience to see such beautiful buildings. When returning, we had another stopover in Kiev where Janet and I had the opportunity to see some of the buildings up close. This time, it was in daylight and it was a whole new experience. The churches were so brightly decorated, with rich colours and golden roofs. For anyone that hasn’t been to Ukraine, I would strongly recommend it. There is a lot to see and learn there.
Janet and I are the only two members in the whole company that speak just one language. Although a lot of the team didn’t speak English as their primary language, they made us feel exceptionally welcome and we both really appreciate the effort everyone went to speaking English just for our sake. Because of the ever expanding team, many people haven’t met others face to face, but have been in constant contact online. To meet someone for the first time that you feel you already know so well is quite a unique experience, but it felt as if we’d been doing it for years. The team are such a friendly group: Thank you to all of you, for making Janet and I feel so very welcome.
When visiting the Ukrainian office it was clear how committed everyone was. It’s not often that you hear employees saying that they genuinely love the company, and the work they do. It was inspiring to hear how strongly the company has grown in just two years. It’s amazing to know that we are still growing by a minimum of 10% every month. We have some good targets and plans for the future and I think I can say for all of us, we’re all very excited to a part of such a strong and ever expanding company. It was a truly amazing experience and I am really looking forward to the next get together.
Lara Hryniewicz
Customer relations manager