Hey everyone! One of our big series of events, the 2022 profit sharing meetings, has just finished for the year – and what a big show it was!
We started with the Auckland and Whangārei gathering on 21 March. The biggest of our meetings needed a big venue – the JW Marriott Hotel ballroom – to hold the 200+ staff! The rainy day and terrible traffic delayed the start, but that was just more time to catch up with friends from other shops and put the hard questions to head office staff! The atmosphere was bubbling even before the main meeting began.
As well as an overview of the company’s results and profit sharing payments, Nick, Perry and Costa took the opportunity to reiterate the company’s principles and values, focusing on how they matter in the shop on a daily basis. One of the great strengths of St. Pierre’s is the close, two-way communication between shops and head office, and this session was another example of it.
But the highlight of the evenings was the handing our of profit sharing certificates, when we recognise and show gratitude to our dedicated staff. Beginning with the longest-serving team members, everyone came up to receive their certificates and take in the respect of their peers. The strength of the appreciation shown from fellow staff was genuinely heart-warming.
Once we got below five years in the programme, we couldn’t fit everyone in one shot!
A busy week concluded in Christchurch on 23 March at the Novotel Cathedral Square
There was no time to lose, with the Waikato/Bay of Plenty meeting on the following Tuesday 28 March at the Speights Ale House in Hamilton. The intimate venue created a more interactive session, with partners and staff alike taking the mike to explain what benefits their time with the company had brought to them. It really was a great evening to refresh our shared values and how they drive our commitment to our customers every day.
The final in-person meeting was in the Hawkes Bay on Thursday 30 March, at the East Pier Hotel in Napier with dinner at Sri Thai. Online meetings for New Plymouth, Queenstown and Invercargill staff will follow soon.
Thanks again to everyone for making the events so special – and for your efforts Making the company the success it is! Here’s to sharing profits with our staff for years to come!