Well, hasn't it been some time since we last updated everyone on what's been happening here at Baldasso Cortese?
Firstly, happy New Year! We hope you all had a thoroughly enjoyable, safe and relaxing holiday break and are ready to take on the new year. Speaking of which, can you believe that it is already February!?
We spent the end of last year working hard on end-of-year deadlines but managed to squeeze in a bit of fun, too, with our Christmas Party on the 15th of December.
We started off the day with a game of Naughty Santa (similar to a Kris Kringle) and a delicious Champagne breakfast. We walked over to Craft + Co where we had a beautiful 4-course meal, some drinks, music, photos and our annual awards.
Melissa Thong was presented with our Staff Development Award for her excellence in performance, showing attributes as a team player, development of skills and ability over the past 12 months and upholding the Baldasso Cortese foundations.
Peter Brown was presented with our Marketing Award for his significant contribution to our marketing performance, introducing new clients and creating leads, his development of new ideas to progress our marketing performance and projecting a positive and professional image of himself and Baldasso Cortese in the market place.
Graeme Heatley was presented with our Customer Service Award for his excellence in customer communication, providing effective and positive feedback both to and from clients, his excellent customer service leading us to repeat work and his contribution to the efficiency in operations whilst also achieving the client's needs.
Fran O'Connor was presented with our Design Award (which her Interior Design team accepted on her behalf) for her development of skills as a designer in the past 12 months, resolving complex design problems, following a rigorous design process to achieve an exemplary result and creating solutions that are not only functional but aesthetically pleasing.
To perfectly summarise the year, "we spent much of 2017 consolidating and strengthening the foundations of our practice to enable outstanding performance in the coming years" - CEO, Andy Scott. We are ready for new challenges, opportunities but of course good times and laughs in 2018.
Bring it on!