As the office-home working hybrid emerges and we begin to return to the new normal it was the perfect opportunity for our UK team to get together once again.
We have missed each other at Elevate2 – it has been crazy to think that some of our UK team have not stepped foot in the office for over 18 months. However, as we begin to integrate office working back into our routines, it felt like the right time to organise our summer party.
Having face-to-face contact with our team again felt great, to have conversations across desks rather than Teams might seem like something small but it made all the difference. Thanks to our new Company Manager, Maddy, we had an evening full of delicious food and cocktails ahead.
A company wide Zoom; A message from our CEO, Alex
Unfortunately, our Manila team couldn’t join us or participate in their own summer events due to the continuing restrictions, but that didn’t stop us trying to get all members of Elevate2 involved. A company Zoom was organised to e-toast from afar and say thank you for everyone’s hard work over the past year.
Alex, our CEO, also had some special words of appreciation to share;
“Despite the challenging 18 months we have all had, I cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work, loyalty and determination. It has been incredible to see us all truly come together and continue to make great progress.
Despite the pandemic, 2020 was still a good year for us and 2021 has been a great year so far for Elevate2, with an expanding team both here in the UK and in Manila. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together and I look forward to watching it grow.”
What did the summer party entail?
Headshots & Group Photos
The team both in Manila and the UK have grown over the past year for Elevate2. So, with (mostly) everyone in the London office a photographer was organised for the afternoon to take refreshed and updated headshots and a few group photos. Manila photos will soon follow once restrictions lift!
It was a fun experience getting photos taken in front of your colleagues, it is nice to know we do not take ourselves too seriously! The new photos will feature on the website and our social pages very soon – so keep your eyes peeled.
Drinks at TT Liquor
Organised by Maddy, our first stop of the evening was TT Liquor. One of the many benefits of having our HQ office based in central London is the wide variety of restaurants, bars and more right on our doorstep.
Luckily the sun was shining and we all enjoyed a cocktail on the rooftop terrace.
Dinner at Rochelle Canteen
The finale of our summer party was dinner at Rochelle Canteen – a beautiful setting with delicious food. It was wonderful to be together again in a social environment, nothing can beat face-to-face interaction. We keep our fingers crossed that restrictions continue to ease and our whole team, both in the UK and Manila, can spend more time out of the home and in the office together.