2019, In Our Own Words...

 9 Jan 2020

As is traditional at this time of year, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the last year from a business perspective and post some thoughts on our plans for 2020!
Record Breakers!
What a year we have had, when you look at every measurable area of our business we have been smashing targets and breaking records whilst continually moving in a positive and exciting direction, whether that be on the people front, business process, personal development (training/coaching), marketing/branding or company events.
Be The Change
One of the main changes we made was to work with the awesome Centred Excellence team and enrol on the RockIT Programme (which I cannot recommend highly enough). As part of this programme we made a number of key process changes, including implementing a brand new KPI dashboard, focusing on our key areas of strength and knowing our value as a recruitment partner – all of which have reaped rewards from a P&L perspective, but MORE importantly has created a seismic shift in mindset across the business.
Power to the People
We re-structured and streamlined our business model to play to our strengths and made 2 key additions to our team here at Red (Leigh came in almost a year ago to the day as a Marine Consultant, and Rebekah joined us in November to provide further Recruitment support). Congratulations to Cara too as she was also promoted to Recruitment Consultant in June! 
Every day’s a school day
The team have been very busy networking and attending numerous industry events, including Greg Savage Masterclass, TEAM Regional Networking Event, Women in Maritime alongside various REC Training courses.
Because we’re worth it
We invested in refreshed images/photos for our social media channels and website, working with our friends at The Marketing Department, in addition to procuring new branded items for our clients and candidates! We’ve also enjoyed some excellent company events to celebrate our success, most notably our year end trip to Belfast Races!
Sharing is caring
What a bunch of charitable people we are – as a group we have completed the below for various good causes.
March for Men (Prostate Cancer)
Kilt Walk (Baby Loss Retreat)
Santa Dash (Beatson)
Sober October (Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation)
Marcothon (Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation)
Manchester Marathon
And in the immortal words of President Bartlett from the West Wing…”What’s next?”
Well, 2020 promises to be another exciting year and we have plenty going on the charity side, starting with Karen and I running the London Marathon again in April (this time for @RoyCastleLungCancerFoundation). From a business perspective we expect to be busier than ever as we continue to strengthen relationships with existing customers and look to build great partnerships with new ones.
Thanks for your business in 2019 and we look forward to working with you all in 2020 and beyond!
Matthew Welstead
Owner and Managing Director


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