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The Interactive Team Meet 2016

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It’s that time again… it’s The Interactive Team Meet!

Whether it’s an ITM (our wonderful abbreviation for the big event), a “Future’s Weekend” (that’s our fun weekends away for the high fliers of the company) or the end of the year Awards Ceremony, when this entire company gets together, it’s always a day to remember and May 28th in Manchester’s Hilton hotel was of course no exception. Yes, all of our offices from Glasgow, Dundee, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London came together for some motivational speaking, educational clinics from the best in the business, our mini-Olympics results and of course more than a few funny stores from Gilles’ time in the industry.

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Our clinics fronted by Huw, Ruadh, Karl, Conrad and of course, Gilles, were a roaring success. Not only were they the perfect opportunity for new people who’d joined the business this year to acquaint themselves with those at the very top, it was a chance to find out exactly what has made them so successful, and to learn from it! You’ll never learn more than you will from speaking to people who have ‘been there, done that’ and that’s what we love about this business. Unlike other companies, our Managers and Directors are ALWAYS accessible to our team from the backbone of the incredible support network that we have created.

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The day also provided an opportunity for us to celebrate a promotion within the business. One of our original Directors, Karl Clough, fresh from opening our Birmingham office, officially promoted Tayler Matthews whom he had brought with him from Newcastle to Managing Consultant within the company. Tayler’s promotion was a feat in itself, but to achieve it within such a new environment, in a new city and a new team was an incredible effort. All credit to himself, Karl and everyone in the Birmingham office, this really was quite an inspirational moment with a speech to go with it.

Next up, we announced the results of our Mini-Olympics competition where the week’s top sales people were rewarded for their efforts. We even gave our newbies the chance to win some medals and there was no fault in their determination, who knew we had taken on such a competitive bunch! The finale was saved for our more experienced entrepreneurs who’d been fighting it out all week for a place on the leaderboard. Finishing in third place was Manchester’s Jamie Carroll, second place (again from Manchester) was Keeran Wild and in first place, with a massive 51 sales for the week, was Dan Parkinson, Yes you guessed it from Manchester!

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What really stood out at the event however, was the unity throughout the entire room. At every spare second, team members from every office were introducing themselves, asking questions and really making the most of a wonderful networking opportunity. Every single person wanted to be involved, no one hid in the corner. It’s so refreshing for us to see every single person within a company who share that one common goal and who will strive to achieve that goal both individually and together.

Finally, Gilles rounded off the day with some stories from his time in the industry and his experiences with some particularly colourful characters. Needless to say the room was in fits of laughter and everyone left feeling both optimistic and excited for the summer ahead. Until next time Manchester, thanks for having us. We had a blast!

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The Interactive Team Meet

For those of you who don’t know, The Interactive Team Meet is our company’s quarterly national conference and it’s an amazing opportunity for everyone invlved with The Interactive Team to get together to discuss the future of the company, the revolution of our industry and the direction of our people’s careers.

it1  Over the last 3 years, our team has grown from just 3 people and 2 credit cards to a nationwide group of over 150 dedicated, motivated and passionate entrepreneurs, creating something special in the form of a highly profitable business dedicated to putting our clients, our customers, our events and our team first.

Of course, everyone involved is based in different city centre locations across the country. We now have offices in Glasgow, Manchester, Dundee, London and Newcastle, and a team of over 150 professionals across the UK. Not bad for just 3 years eh?

However, just because we’ve expanded certainly doesn’t mean we want our ethos and goals to be diluted. As a company, we wanted to ensure that we remained to be a close knit unit of talented individuals who work closely together to take campaigns, clients and careers to the next level. With this in mind, every quarter, we have held an event we like to call “The Interactive Team Meet”. This event is a great chance for everyone involved with The Interactive Team to get together and network, put faces to names and enjoy seminars delivered by different Directors.

Our third quarter team meeting was held once again at the stunning Midland Hotel in the heart of the city of Manchester.

Team members atit5tended from major cities across the UK, including Glasgow, London, Newcastle and Dundee. We came together to celebrate what has already been a successful start to the year for the company, but in
reality, we really haven’t started yet. The meeting was opened with an inspirational speech from our CEO, Gilles Baudet, who talked about the future of The Interactive Team, and I’ve got to admit, I was hooked on finding out more about our goals and more importantly, how we’re going to achieve them!

Following the CEO’s introduction, the team split up into groups and enjoyed seminars led by our Campaign Directors. Just a few of the topics included ‘Sales Genius’ delivered by Glasgow’s Joel Richardson, and an insightful look into purposeful thinking from Manchester’s Director, Huw Devonald. Not only was it a fantastic experience to be motivated, educated and inspired by the Board of Directors, The Interactive Team Meet is also a unique opportunity for everyone to get to know one another.

As we have a national bulletin that gets distributed to each office on a weekly basis, it’s always clear to see who the top performers are within each city, so at The Interactive Team Meet, it’s great to grab those high flyers for a bit of networking and to swap contact details for more Q&As! Recognition was received by the following consultants for their recent efforts and top performance in each city:

Ross Macleod (Manchester), William Ritchie (Newcastle), Michael McCourt (Glasgow), Nathan Queen (London), Steven Funai (Dundee)

The Interactive Team Meet was a fantastic event, not only because we were all able to come together to form the future of our company, but it was also evident to see how far people were progressing in such a short space of time. Everyone at The Interactive Team is incredibly proud of everyone involved – we are all working towards one common goal, and we’re certain we’ll surpass it!