The year 2022 was a memorable one for Punch!, with many exciting events and happenings taking place throughout the company. From a complete rebrand and an amazing summer social to engagements, weddings and not one or two, but THREE newborn babies!
This past year has been nothing short of significant, so without further ado, let’s dive into the top 10 highlights of 2022!1. £1,255 Raised For London Shine Night Walk
The Punch! team joined together and hit the streets of London for the London Shine Night 10km Walk to raise money for Cancer Research UK! Decked out in our gear and glow sticks, we started at Southwark Park at the late hour of 11pm. We strolled alongside the Thames, over Tower Bridge, and past St. Paul’s Cathedral with lots of energy and smiling faces. The team crossed the finish line at Old Billingsgate at 1:45am after a strong 2 hours 45 minutes.
Together, we raised £1,255 for this fantastic cause!
2. The Big Rebrand!
In 2022, Punch! decided to have a mini makeover. The new rebranding reflects the energy and excitement we bring to our work. We updated our logo and branding materials, and launched a new website to showcase our services and portfolio.
The response to the rebrand has been overwhelmingly positive, and we're excited to continue growing and evolving as Punch!.3. The Punch! World Cup Game
With the World Cup coming to Qatar in November, we wanted to get in on the fun at Punch! So, instead of the classic sweepstake, a handful of the team came up with the Punch! World Cup Game.
The whole company was invited to play, and here's how it worked: every time a team member received praise from a manager, positive feedback from a client, or booked an opportunity, they were able to swap or steal a football team. With daily lock-ins announced randomly, it was up to players to stay on the ball and accumulate points for their team whenever they won a game or scored a goal. Points were tallied throughout November and December, and the winner of the Punch! World Cup received 2 tickets to the Avenell Club at the Arsenal Stadium.
Congratulations to Michael Goodwin (Business Development Representative) for taking home the gold with a whopping 47 points!4. The Brand Spanking New D,E&I Committee!
Punch! formed a new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and we're excited to get started! Positions within the committee were highly sought after, and after careful consideration, we appointed our first chairman, Kimberly Bennett. Monthly meetings are held to discuss issues and ideas relating to D,E&I and come up with initiatives to implement within the company. Some of our first steps included:
- Authoring a survey to gather feedback from our team about how we can improve our diversity and inclusion efforts
- Pioneering policies that promote and enable diverse recruitment
- Recognising the importance of mental health in the workplace
- Educating ourselves about what diversity, equity, and inclusion truly mean
We're eager to make a positive impact within our company and beyond!5. The Company Summer Social
Our company summer social event at the Birch Community hotel was a hit! The first day was filled with our company's quarterly kick-off event, which included important company news and team-building activities. One of the highlights was the scavenger hunt, which helped the team bond and have a great laugh together. That evening, we moved to the tipi tent for a party complete with a DJ, dancefloor, and delicious food and drinks. The second day was a bit more relaxed as we lounged by the pool.
6. Our Art Installations Take The Internet By Storm
We recently put out some amazing art installations on social media to showcase the talents of our creatives. We gave them free rein on the style for each piece, and they chose a subject for the month - whether it was a topical issue or a national holiday to celebrate. Then, they used whatever style of art they wanted to create their pieces. The result was a diverse and fascinating collection of art that truly showed off the creativity and skill of our team.
Overall, our art installations were a huge success and we are extremely proud of the amazing talent!7. The Great Punch! Bake Off!
We had a blast at our fun-filled day at The Big London Bake, where our Sales team put their baking skills to the test! We were paired up and given the task of baking and decorating an ombre cake (that's right, both the sponge and the icing!) We chose our colourings and decorations and got to work with just two hours on the clock. Once time was up, each cake was judged on its adherence to the brief, and the winners were announced - drum roll please… Eogain O'Sullivan (Sales Development Manager) and Chris Muldoon (Managing Director).
8. Planting Trees For A Better Future
Our company is proud to announce our participation in the "One Tree Planted" initiative. This project focuses on both farmland conversion and forest restoration to improve biodiversity habitats across North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia & Europe. As part of every service we provide, we will be planting a number of trees in the areas that need them the most. Currently, we are planting trees to help create a habitat for the Monarch butterflies in Mexico.
We're excited to be able to make a positive impact on the environment through this initiative and look forward to seeing the positive results of our efforts.9. Celebrating The Joys Of 2022: Babies, Engagements, Weddings And Fur-babies!
We've had so much exciting employee news to share as a company in 2022! To start, we've welcomed three new babies into the world thanks to these fabulous new parents: Deanne, Diego, and Charlie. We're thrilled for their families and can't wait to see them grow. In addition, Holly got engaged and Laura got married, and we couldn't be happier for them both. We've also seen some new fur-babies joining the team - Kim, Hannah & Chris all welcomed furry friends into their homes.
It's been an exciting year for our team, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!
10. In The Spotlight
In 2022, Emma had the opportunity to speak alongside two other HiBob community speakers at the Heartcore HR event in London. The topic of the talk was all about company values and how to create, communicate, and cultivate them. Emma's engaging and humorous presentation captivated the audience of 70 HiBob HR community members. After the talk, attendees had the chance to network and enjoy cocktails and canapés. We are extremely proud of Emma's contribution to the event and the impact she had on the audience.
In conclusion, 2022 has been an exciting and eventful year for our company. We've welcomed new babies, celebrated engagements and weddings, and welcomed new furry friends. We rebranded and launched a new website to showcase our services and portfolio. We also formed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and put out some incredible art installations to showcase the talents of our creative team.
We're proud of all that we've accomplished this year and can't wait to see what the future holds!
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