Welcome to 2023! Before we look ahead to exciting developments this year, let’s round out some of the highlights of 2022. One of the definite features was our regional conferences and awards parties in November. After the Auckland conference and party, it was Wellington’s turn!
Ahead of the awards party the following evening, the conference was held on Tuesday 15 November, at the Generator on 30 Waring Taylor Street. In the heart of downtown Wellington – and a stone’s throw from our Lambton Square shop! – this dynamic space blends classic and modern architecture. It was the perfect boutique location to stimulate discussion among our diverse and passionate Wellington managers and HQ staff.
While some HQ staff presented via Zoom from Auckland, the vast majority of the conference was not presentations, but open and frank discussions. All of the Wellington managers were present, and this experienced group was highly engaged, covering a wide range of topics such as marketing, team building and business development. While taking the time to recap the company principles and values away from the hectic shop environment, the team shared and created many new ideas to lead their shops forward.
Nick’s turn behind the camera!
Everything at St. Pierre’s focuses on the front line, so in the afternoon the group headed across the road to Lambton Square, chatting with regular customers and shop staff about how to make the St. Pierre’s and Bento Bowl customer experience even better!
Wellington area manager Mandy (second from left) with some of her shop managers
After a quick day catching up with shop work, the next evening was a genuine highlight of the year and a feature of St. Pierre’s company culture – the awards night! Held at Wellington’s legendary Grand Century Chinese restaurant and events venue fancy dress costumes are encouraged, and some staff go to great lengths! This year’s theme – Back to the Future – saw all sorts of amazing outfits, from pharaohs to cavemen to Snow White, and everything else imaginable! Check out the photos of the fun!
Lots of awards and fancy dress – fun time all round!
Thanks to all our amazing Wellington staff for coming – see you all again soon!