June 22, 2020

Eight highlights for eight weeks

There was a fair bit going on during the eight weeks of lockdown. Just in case you missed it, here are 'eight highlights for eight weeks' of what we got up to:

  1. It was great to share the good news of firm promotions for Andrew Dentice, Sarah-Jane Lawson, Toby Cartwright and Lisa Paz.
  2. Maintaining a sense of culture can be tricky when working remotely, in this article, Sarah Cachopa explored the importance of taking care of your mental health whilst keeping connected.
  3. Andrew Nicoll and Sarah-Jane Lawson finalised a major deal for Performance Lab.  
  4. We were inspired by seeing our clients and network thrive and pivot. South Pacific Pictures were awarded World’s Best Television and Film winners at the 2020 New York Festival for 'Bad Seed' & 'Educators'. Recognition is also deserved for maintaining continuous production with the use of clever programming. To Tech Futures Lab for switching their in-class model to online. Pat MacFie and Andy Hamilton launched Manaaki, the business advisors platform to help SME’s get back to business - a great initiative that Ed has been involved in. Dr. Trang Duong-Kajaria and Pritesh Kajaria from Amino Mantra kindly shared a 'behind the scenes' look at how they pivoted their boutique food business during lockdown.
  5. From a community perspective, the stellar work of Rachel Paris and her sister, Bridget Snelling, who set up Friends in Need NZ, a free support service to help those in the community that were most vulnerable during the lock-down.
  6. Well done to the team for keeping summer clerk candidates updated and to PreviewMe for their seamless application process.
  7. Focusing on the future, Simon Martin led our ‘What’s next?’ series looking at things to consider for relationships across several topics with contributions from Lisa P, Andrew N, Toby, Anchali and Sonya.
  8. Getting behind ;) the "Move your Butt" campaign, continuing to show our support to Bowel Cancer New Zealand as part of bowel cancer awareness month this June.

As the CBD eases back into being busy again, especially with the opening of Commercial Bay, there's a positive feel about the place. It's good to be back.

Social media image credit: Markus Winkler

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