Christmas is approaching and we hope you have a wonderful one!
If is often at this point in time when people can see the finish line, they lose sight of what still has to be done. Not here. I have phenomenal people who work for me!
I was lucky enough to meet most of the partners of my staff at our Christmas bash. What a great night. I think the ‘Giant WIFLE (What I Feel Like Expressing)’ was the highlight for me. I’d also like to acknowledge our two Employee of the Year Award Winners; People’s choice was Marlon Quiban (right, with Said) and Director’s choice was Wiremu Clarke (left, with Ed).
Ten years on…
After what started as a flicker of a vision in 2009 with me, a van, one staff member and a dog, we have come a long way. There are so many things we are striving for at Dutton Stormwater, but at our core we want to employ the best people in the world to carry out the best stormwater service in the world. Everything else falls into place after that.
For me personally I would like to take this opportunity to say a few personal thank yous:
- To Ruth, our wonderful Councilor who listens to us with such care and empathy, you are a joy to have in our business – thank you.
- To Huia, our organized phenomenal marketing guru. You have transformed our marketing department and you are patient. Thank you.
- Roman – our charismatic photographer. You manage to get the best out of a tired looking bunch. Thank you mate.
On the 9th of May 2009 all I said to Kate was that it was now or never. What has happened since then has been quite life changing. I hope it has not defined me. I am my family’s first Dutton in New Zealand, and Dutton Stormwater allows me to express myself as the person I am. I am grateful to this business for that. There have been many little mishaps and tricky situations through which I have gained a sense of faith in the human spirit and strong sense of self-belief. I have learnt that no-one is coming to save me. It has been fun.
Thank you, merry Christmas.