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The Interactive Team Go Go-Karting!

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It’s that time again. When all our offices from Glasgow, Dundee, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham come together to meet for yet another team activity with the companies top performers. On Sunday the 28th of August, the interactive team made their way to Manchester to bring out their competitive side at Daytona Go- Karting, Manchester. And, if you have any idea what the top performers are like in this company, then you can only imagine how high the competitive tension was. Here, at the Interactive team, we strongly believe in team building exercises; to motivate, connect and bond our team. And, this is exactly why our CEO Gilles organises weekend trips frequently throughout the year.

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So, early on the Sunday morning, all the high fliers from across our UK offices set off to meet at our Manchester office. These day trips and ‘Future Weekends’ (Weekend trips with our top performers) are important because we get to be involved educational clinics, motivational talks with the directors of the company and discuss future endeavours- all to help us progress further with our careers. Our Directors are fully available and accessible to everyone in the company, which is why these weekends provide a great opportunity to network and learn from the best.

Additionally, we recently had a few promotions throughout the company, therefore it was also a time to celebrate achievements within the company. In the Interactive Team we understand the importance of giving recognition for all the hard work and effort by our employees day in and day out. And, as a special thanks to everyone in the company we had a little surprise, a selection of high end cars awaiting them outside from Lamborghini’s to Lotus! Being driven or driving to the Go- Karts in one of these luxury sport cars was most definitely the highlight of the day. Rumour has it that one of our Directors managed to keep the car for the night! arriving to work in style the next day.

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After our team meeting in the Manchester office everyone was feeling energised and ready for the Go- Karting, the atmosphere was fantastic with a few taunts here and there from the different teams, but thats all part of the sport. In first place was team…. second place was Team McLaren- Honda with Jamie Carroll, Gilles Baudet, Ruadh Houston and Rebecca Howell. Finally in third place was…. Notice all the team names represent some sort of fast car company, I think there may have been a little bit of a theme to the day.

But there were also a few disappointed and sore losers at the end of the race…

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Very kind of Ruadh to rub her prize in poor John’s face. All joking aside, something that really makes this company stand out is the support and unity. The environment created where everyone wants to be involved and help one another. No one hides away, everyone gets fully involved and makes the most of the experience and time together. And I suppose that is a rare quality to find in a company nowadays.

After a pretty intense and tiring day everyone started to make their way back to their home cities, however it wouldn’t be an Interactive team meet without a few stories from Gilles and Huw’s time on the field and their personal progression stories. If that’s not some #mondaymotivation for the start of the week, then I don’t know what is. This weekend has left us feeling enthusiastic and optimistic about what the future holds for the company… Until next time!

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The Interactive Team Go Paintballing, Because, Well, It’s Fun!

At The Interactive Team, we’ve a whole bunch of different job roles – from sales, to marketing, to lead generation, to recruitment, to campaign management – the list is seemingly endless. Each position is unique and completely different to the next but there’s one thing that makes us all very much the same – we work hard. We’re not trying to brag but each person involved with The Interactive Team very much believes (and knows) that hard work pays off, and just how important a good work ethic is to progressing your career in industry.

With this in mind though, it’s vital not to burn out! When you love your jobs like we do, it’s easy enough to get caught up in projects you’re passionate about and in turn, allow yourself very little down time. This is a pretty dangerous practice in the business world. Of course, when you’re working, you’ve absolutely got to give it your all but you’ve certainly got to allow yourself a good break every now and again – a chance to let off steam and switch off.

As a business, our company culture means the world to us. We’ll always promote hard work and persistence, but alongside this, we’ll continue to endorse ‘switching off’ to recharge your batteries! So, what did we think was a great way to have fun, get together, recharge batteries and of course, include a smidge of healthy competition?

Yup. Paintballing.

The board of Directors, along with top performing team members from across the nation, got together for a weekend of fun, laughter and some pretty competitive gaming! Everyone got kitted up and enjoyed a great R&R retreat with an edge. Don’t believe us? Check us out….

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The Interactive Team Supporting Project Present Govanhill 2015

The Interactive Team has become a success for one key reason, because we put other people first. The needs of our clients, our customers, our events and our team always come before our own and guess what – it doesn’t stop there! When it comes to this time of year, sure we’ve a lot going on in the offices – what with our Annual Awards Ceremony amongst other things – but we never forget about giving back to our communities.

The Interactive Team’s buzzing head office is right in the heart of Glasgow city centre so we wanted to look into ways that we could do our bit this Christmas time. When it comes to our corporate social responsibility, we’re all about the children. Without sounding too cliche, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that the children are, in fact, the future, and all of us here strongly believe that we should do everything we can to help those young ones who are much less fortunate than ourselves.

We got to thinking – it’s coming up to Christmas – and what are we most excited for? Sure, there’s spending time with family, drinking and being merry, a bit of time off work, but it’s no surprise that the majority spoke up and said presents. We began to wonder just how many children weren’t going to wake up to a gift on Christmas morning – a childhood memory fond in all of our minds!

After our chat, we discovered Project Present Govanhill. This fantastic campaign has been designed to bring present to some of the most vulnerable children in the area of Govanhill – a deprived district in the Glasgow area. We couldn’t think of a better cause! We all got together at The Interactive Team HQ to buy gifts for young children aged 5-9 and we must admit, the Marketing department seemed to have a lot of fun wrapping them to!

It was an honour and a pleasure for The Interactive Team’s CEO – Gilles Baudet – to deliver our bundles of gifts to the Project Present HQ and he said that: “I love things like this. It’s too easy for people to think too much about what they have at Christmas and forget about what others don’t. It’s been a great opportunity for The Interactive Team to give back this year knowing that some vulnerable children will be able to open presents on Christmas morning. There’s so much more I want to do to give back to our Glasgow community so no doubt, next year we’ll find new ways. We definitely want to get involved in food banks amongst other things. We just hope our small contribution has made a big difference to children in the Govanhill area”

If you’d like to find out more about Project Present Govanhill, click here, it’s a great cause!

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Happy Birthday To Our CEO – Gilles Baudet!

Everyone at The Interactive Team got together this week to celebrate the 35th birthday of our brilliant CEO, Gilles Baudet.

If you hadn’t guessed by now, The Interactive Team are big on, well, our team! We love any excuse to celebrate, eat cake, drink champers and more importantly, get together to make videos! So, in regular fashion, with the approach of the birthday of our Chief Executive Officer – Gilles Baudet – we decided to give him a video with a twist! I mean, of course, we all think of him as the best boss in the business but we thought it might be a fun idea to go a “little overboard” this time…

No holding back on that one eh? At the age of 35, Gilles has achieved so much but as he continues to tell us over and over (and over) again, he’s not even started yet. In 2012, after experiencing years in different sectors of the sales and marketing industry, Gilles grabbed his credit card and 2 amazing salesmen he’d met along the way (that’s right – Huw and Karl) and launched The Interactive Team. Now, just over 3 years on, what was once just 3 people in a tiny office, is now over 200 people across 5 major UK cities. For Gilles, each birthday is a significant reminder of a) how far he has come and b) how far he has to go, and he continues to tell us that he definitely doesn’t want to do it alone!

Gilles has always loved and admired his team around him, and we’re all pretty thrilled to have formed a business built up purely of average people with the above average desire to succeed. We all have unique opportunities within the company, and we couldn’t be more grateful for that and guess what? It’s all thanks to the birthday boy for making it happen!

Happy birthday Gilles – we all hope you had a wonderful 35th birthday!

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The Interactive Team Supporting Children In Need 2015

This year, The Interactive Team got stuck into raising money for the wonderful Children In Need charity

bakeAt The Interactive Team, we love nothing more than giving back. As we’re certain you’re well aware by now, we’re a business built up of average people with the above average desire to succeed. Of course, it’s not always plain sailing but our hard-work, determination and endeavour means that we certainly reap the rewards of our efforts. However, we always like to find the time to raise money for charity and really, just do our bit.

This November saw Children In Need come back for another year to raise money for children all over the world. Without sounding too cliche, we know that the children are the future and we, as a company and as individuals, always try to do everything we can to help less fortunate children. With this in mind, we put our interactive heads together to think of a way to raise some funds that we could donate to the cause, and yes – we know – it wasn’t the most original idea but it was definitely one of the most popular – a bake sale.

As with anything, we certainly don’t do things by halves, so we didn’t just nip down to a supermarket and fill up a trolley full of baked goods. Oh no. We all baked delicious goodies to sell to our team. As you can see, we ended up with a pretty good selection of treats and in just one of our smaller offices, we raised £70 just from flogging a few french fancies! Needless to say, we all had great fun putting on the spread and raising money for a fantastic cause and we’re certain that next year, we’ll come up with bigger and better ideas!

I managed to grab our CEO – Gilles Baudet – to ask him what he thought about us getting behind the cause, and he said: “A lot of people think that these ideas are just a good excuse to say, make a few cakes, but I really push for us to get involved in as much charity work as possible. Whether it be raising money, or generating awareness, what people have got to remember that no matter how successful you are as an individual or a business, you must never forget to give back. It could always have been you or someone you know in that situation, and if you make any amount of difference to that child’s (or that person’s) situation, not only is it a great feeling to be able to do so, but something so little can really go a long way. In the run up to Christmas, I hope we can get involved in many more charity projects too!”

Congratulations to all at The Interactive Team who got involved in raising money for Children In Need – all of your donations and efforts were greatly received and appreciated!