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Quanta: A look back at 2021

David Broome our consultant managing the role
Posted by David Broome
Published on 16 December 2021

What a year it has been! Let's take a look back on the strange but wonderful year of 2021 at Quanta...

It was our second year living alongside Covid-19 and as the pandemic continued from 2020 into 2021 the UK government rolled out the vaccine. Starting with the elderly and the most vulnerable to receive the jab, and as we write this there are 46 million fully vaccinated people in the UK. It’s an extraordinary feat that seemed impossible this time last year. To all the people involved, we applaud you!

BUT what was 2021 like for the world of recruitment, Quanta and its team. Well, despite the global uncertainty we continued to grow and welcomed a total of 21 new starters to our team. The majority of which were onboarded remotely, which has its challenges, but our team’s inductions sessions ran smoothly thanks to great organisation and Microsoft Teams.

And just because we were away from the office didn’t mean we missed out; Inductions, probations and even magic shows and musical bingo were completed via video and our team continued to flourish. Our fast-track courses continued with 26 completions, and we saw 27 company-wide promotions. Proving the hard work continued from home.

Summer rolled around and Euro fever swept the nation, with even our very own Spencer making it on TV as part of the nervous Wembley spectators. But unfortunately, despite the lads’ best efforts the England team failed to lift the trophy. BUT we had some winners of our own, business winners – we placed candidates with an impressive 55 new clients this year! 

As the year went by Covid-19 restrictions began to ease and we enjoyed our first carpark BBQ since 2019. Food and drink were enjoyed whilst David Broome announced the company’s plans for the Hybrid Working Policy – this came into action in September and the policy has 

 given a great balance for the team, and it’s been great to be reunited in the office again.

With the date set for team to return to the office, the IT team were full steam ahead, ensuring all of our team had new hardware and the correct equipment to do their job successfully. We couldn’t have done it without their hard work tenacity.

Charity is always a big part of our year and whether together or apart we have continued to support our local charities, in spring we took part in a walking/running challenge in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore and we saw the return of our Halloween fundraiser for DENs homeless charity BUT our team really pulled it out of the bag; Nina shaved her head for Macmillan and The Little Princess Trust, Jade walked a million steps for Diabetes UK, Jo ran 100 miles for Breast Cancer Now and Kate ran a half marathon for Bliss. What an amazing bunch of people we work with!

And we are so grateful that our wonderful team choose to stick with us, we have celebrated some impressive milestones this year. Jan, Marcin and Kat all celebrated 10 years; Joanna, Caz and Jackie celebrated 15 years and David has been with us a whopping 20 years! Well done all. Here’s to many more years.

What I love about David is that he brings his commitment to everyone here at Quanta.  The wellbeing and the planning of career progression and / or promotion and the training needed to make that progress has been driven by David.  His commitment and desire to create a sustainable business that can grow and continue to be successful is unquestionable.  He genuinely wants everyone in the Quanta family to be the best at what they do and, just as importantly, to enjoy what they do.  This is an integral part of the Quanta Culture and many of our work colleagues will no doubt enjoy the fruits of this investment into the future.  If there were any doubt about the effectiveness of this training you only must look at the Awards we have received; The Queens Award for International Trade, The Princess Anne Training Award, numerous Herts Business Awards and just last week we were a finalist in the APSCO Recruitment Company of the Year Awards.  We are undoubtedly an incredibly competent group of individuals, moulded together into tight, integrated teams, enjoying success wherever we can.  Over the past 20 years David has played a very significant role in the development of Quanta and off all those who work within.  David, I could not have wished for a better business partner.  Happy 20th anniversary 😊

Stephen Trigg | CEO 

In September the team returned to the office, along with the prosecco fairy – celebrating great sales weeks by dropping bottles to all desks. Cheers! And with the prosecco still flowing we raised a glass to our three-year road map, presented by Spencer at our favourite local. The plans to grow and develop are very exciting and bring a promising future and lots of fun to all that come along with us on the journey.

Bring on 2022!

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