Good people are the nucleus of a successful business – That’s why we’re one of the lucky ones!
It’s been a whole year since we hired our first Principal Consultant Rob and (at the time) Office Manager Charlotte. It was an exciting period for the business and one year on I’ve pondered what it may have been like without all the outstanding people in our team.
Rob and Charlotte joined the business around the same time in spring 2015. We’d not long hired Josh our Business Development manager and as I’m sure you can imagine, our office space didn’t exactly expand with us – It was a tight squeeze for a while!
We’ve always had clear aspirations for Economit (we have a plan for the plan…) but we could never legislate for hiring the wrong people or even missing a trick and not hiring at all. For a long time people would tell me to outsource or sub contract our work to support our growth but that’s never been in the plan – we’re here to build a successful consultancy by sticking to our core principles and employing great people.
Sure their lives have been a little hectic. Charlotte has worn more hats than she’d probably care to remember and not only has Rob gone from working with small to medium size businesses to now holding the position of IT Director for a number of corporates, he spent around 3 months out on the road and I’m pretty sure at one point he forgot where the office was.
Charlotte is now Project Co-Ordinator supporting the delivery of many projects and helps to recruit further members of our team. She might be dubbed the ‘mother-hen’ but if you asked her, I think she’d like to lose that title and be known as more of a Karen Brady type (I’d like to think we’ve had an influence!). Rob has continued to impress and not only have the clients he’s worked with sang his praises but despite driving a bit of a girly car, the team love him.
It’s hard to imagine our team without Rob and Charlotte. In fact it’s hard to imagine the business without any of our team and that’s testament to each one of them. They add their own individualities but fit the Economit mould like you wouldn’t believe. The whole team have a relationship unlike anything I’ve never experienced. We’re truly like a family.
From two to seven people with two or three in the wings means that we’re firmly on the way to creating the dream team at Economit.