Change8 founders meeting for strategy day

Our first strategy day wasn’t only about refining our core vision and values (although that was a key part of the event).

The day was also our first chance to meet ‘in real life’. Long-term partners Gtech Group and Fluid formed Change8 in 2021 to combine IFS delivery with whole business improvement. At the time, Covid-19 restrictions were in place, so all our meetings took place virtually.

It was therefore an absolute pleasure to finally get-together in person… instead of via Teams.

Who was there?

Our founding directors: Jon Allen, Louise Pipe, Rohana Nagodavithana, Holly Rascagneres, Jonty Abbott, Will Newham and Gareth Murphy.

What happened? We kicked off with a brainstorming session at the Greater Manchester Chamber.

By the end of the session, we’d created a company growth strategy with customer happiness as the goal and team happiness at the core.

We also emphasised the key focus of our business: to take a holistic approach to our clients’ IFS ERP implementations.

Finally, we rounded off the day with a meal and drinks at contemporary Chinese dining venue Tattu in Spinningfields.

What did we get out of the event?

Jonty said: “The strategy day was confirmation that our fantastic combination of skills is central not only to Change8’s success, but to the success of our clients’ IFS projects.

“The event was a lot of fun, and we wrapped things up with a great meal at Tattu. The restaurant was the perfect choice because our name is partly inspired by the fact the number eight is considered extremely lucky in Chinese culture.

“Our meeting of minds went on late into the night as we continued sharing ideas (most of which we can remember).”

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