This Thursday marks my one-year anniversary at Creed Comms. If I reflect back to this time last year, my confidence had been knocked and I was in a very uncertain situation, not knowing what my future looked like or how I was going to provide for my family.
But joining Creed reignited a fire in me to get back to doing what I love the most – building relationships with clients, media, suppliers and colleagues to provide a service that goes above and beyond their expectations. Our values are such a big part of how we operate at Creed; we don’t just display them on a wall to glance at every now and again. They are instrumental in how we work with our clients and suppliers. But more than that, they are a true reflection of how we treat each other and ultimately how Creed treats its employees.
The past year has had its fair share of ups and downs, as you would expect. But the constant for me throughout my year here has been the support I’ve received from Creed at all times. On a personal level it’s refreshing to be part of a company that truly values its staff. There’s no expectation to work 19 hours a day. There’s an understanding that I have kids and responsibilities outside of work. There’s an abundance of benefits on offer. And on a day-to-day basis, there’s a true element of teamwork as everyone looks out for each other. And that’s the one value that probably resonates with me most: Treat others as they wish to be treated.
So now a year on, ironically I’m faced with a very uncertain situation again. As we’re all adapting to working from home in this unprecedented and unnerving situation that COVID-19 has us in, teamwork and pulling together is more important than ever before. Whilst we all navigate our way through this unsettling time, juggling Joe Wicks workouts, home schooling and multiple video calls, supporting each other is of paramount importance.
We don’t know what the future looks like, but I am thankful that I’m going through the journey with a company that to this day continues to put its employees’ welfare first. I hope that this will all become a distant memory soon, but until then as we all stay home for the greater good, let’s continue to support each other as best we can.
We’re all in this together.