Monday, 7 November 2011
November at Zipporah
It’s November, the year has gone quickly and we are already one month into a new business year at Zipporah. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the average week you forget to take stock of what’s going on and suddenly it has been months gone before you know it. We are launching into our new business year full throttle with international and domestic campaigns ramping up, our new leisure management system getting rolled out to more users and the neo systems coming into full swing and some now live making it easier than ever for our clients to manage their systems. It seems like only yesterday we were toasting Emma as she started her maternity leave and already the baby is almost three weeks old. Time flies by around us as we work hard to better our services, systems and deliver benefits to our clients on an even higher scale than before. It’s good to be busy, it’s good to push the boundaries but just this once I thought I’d stop for a minute and talk about something else.
November is also a month with some particularly special activities in it. Firstly we have Remembrance Day. When I was young I seem to remember that at 11 o’clock the whole country fell silent as we remembered the brave men and women lost, and the people they left behind. Now it seems that phones still ring and meetings still go on and people in all the hustle and bustle of a busy daily life forget what the chimes of 11 o’clock on November 11th mean. At Zipporah we still want to uphold such a tradition so please don’t be worried if you can’t reach us at 11 o’clock. We haven’t stopped answering we are just taking a moment to reflect upon what sacrifice others have made for us. As part of a young team I think it’s important to remember such things.
November also brings us “Movember”. In order to raise awareness of the issues of prostate and testicular cancer men around the world decide to grow as outrageous a moustache as possible, put it on a website and try and raise money for charity. This year a number of Zipporah staff have got together to create a team all of whom will deliver some exceptional facial topiary in the hope of gathering support, raise money and raise awareness. I myself will be attempting something quite special. I don’t write this to encourage your sponsorship (although it is for charity!) but instead to warn those people I will be meeting with over the next month. It’s not some sort of breakdown at Zipporah that means several team members have gone feral. It is one month only and then normal service will be resumed (until Christmas anyway!).