2016 is a special year for Globe as the company celebrates its tenth anniversary in the spring.
2016 marks 10 years of trading for Globe and as the year begins I’ve been reflecting how much we have matured as a business as well as how much we’ve packed into the last ten years.
In 2016 this continues to be a great business to run and a fantastic team to work with. The team still includes some of those who were there on day one, which gives us great continuity, while more recent recruits have added knowledge and new skills. Our most recent recruit, who joined the company last summer, is now being supported through her masters degree to ensure that we also develop new talent from within the business.
Globe’s journey has been an interesting one and over the Christmas holiday I was asked by a close friend if I would do it again. The answer was a definite yes because, despite the difficult initial decision in 2006 to resign from a secure and well paid job in the public sector and then having to respond to the impact of global recession just as the business had started to grow, it’s been exciting, challenging and enjoyable.
One of our best decisions was to put Phil Scrafton at the helm as MD, in 2012. Phil has increased the company’s visibility and strengthened its relationships with clients. It also enabled Phil and I to work more effectively to our respective strengths, with the support of a well-motivated and extremely competent team.
Globe has reached ten years old after a number of changes, not least of which was the dramatic but necessary shift from being a public sector facing consultancy to becoming a private sector facing one. We now have a diversified business working with clients on wide range of projects, and are able to offer our services through approaches that range from hourly consultancy rates to full joint venture risk sharing. It’s a good place to be and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved.
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary Globe will be running a number of events throughout the year and I hope that as many of our clients, friends and associates as possible will be able to join us at these celebrations as the year unfolds.