It’s TEC Partners’ 2nd Birthday!
October 6, 2017
by John Websell
12 months ago, we celebrated our first birthday.
At the time we were amazed how quickly the first year had passed, but were also thrilled by our progress. We were a team of 6, we’d not long moved into a new premises and we were establishing our brand and successfully delivering across East Anglia. The team had smashed every target put in front of them and we were preparing ourselves for a well deserved trip to Milan.
Well, fast forward 12 months and here we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday, and celebrating we most certainly are!
Our success in year 1 provided the perfect platform for further growth, and the team in Norwich has more than doubled in size in year 2 to 13! This has included the introduction of a Commercial Director and Head of Infrastructure & Service Delivery, providing a solid structure and further support for our team of experienced Consultants.
That’s not where the growth ends though!
In late December we acquired a well established and successful consultancy, ABRS, which has provided a wealth of opportunities to us. Firstly, there’s the expansion of our reach. Our Norwich office continues to focus it’s attentions on the East Anglian IT and Engineering markets, with our new office in Henley-on-Thames continuing to focus primarily on the London and Thames Valley regions. Also, the acquisition has naturally enhanced our ability to deliver on a larger scale too, withTEC Partners now being a team of 24, yes 24!
Partnering our Clients
As the name suggests, we set out with the ambition of truly partnering our clients and we have multiple examples of succeeding at this. The most obvious probably being the Consultants from both offices who have worked on our client’s sites to support them with their significant demands for new talent.
We like to have fun along the way too!
We’re passionate about succeeding and always bettering ourselves, but achieving this is mighty hard work, so it’s important that the team enjoy themselves too.
We’ve invested heavily in a further office move (we needed more space, funnily enough), but have remained in the same building (we just couldn’t move away from the rooftop bar and restaurant could we!). As you can see below, there’s still a pool table where it can get highly competitive and the team dread receiving the ‘7 ball crown’, alongside a dart board, table football, sofas, an XBox, a brand new kitchen, wine cooler and beer fridge, and an island to sit at and enjoy those refreshments.
We’ve continued to incentivise the teams, and beyond the significant number of individual achievements, the teams have enjoyed epic 5* trips to both Milan and Munich (we’re off to Barcelona in 2 weeks time too). We’ve also been to the darts at Alexandra Palace in fancy dress (don’t ask) for our Christmas party and brought both offices together for some VIP fun at the Henley Regatta.
We must finish by saying a huge thank you for the support and belief that people have given us along the way though. Without our Clients providing us with the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities, and without our own team believing in our vision, we’d be nowhere. So from all of the Directors, thank you to you all!
We’ll shortly be heading off for ‘Lunch Club’ to reward last months top performers with some quality grub, before rejoining the team and having our very own birthday party. If any of you fancy joining us, just get in contact, you’re more than welcome!
Here’s a few pics of some of our get togethers over the last 12 months.
Christmas Party 2016 – Darts @ Alexandra Palace
Bring on Barcelona and bring on our 3rd year!