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Taking A Look Back At 2023 So Far

The first half of 2023 has been super busy in the Trayport Community. We started the year on a mission, a mission to spread joy and happiness across our offices, to beat those winter blues, share the love and to help make everyone feel upbeat and positive about the year ahead! Mission Accomplished, in January we collected an incredible amount of pre-loved items across our offices that were donated to local charities including Shelter to support families through the Cost of Living Crisis. 

In February to mark Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day we spread love by launching ‘Give Thanks Week’ where we encouraged employees to ‘Give Thanks’ to colleagues who went the extra mile, in total 121 messages of thanks were received. Find out more about our employee recognition programmes, including what we did for Employee Appreciation Day here. 

In April we welcomed the return of ‘Learning Month’ where we enjoyed live talks, workday learning suggestions and an SMT learning series that were all centered on our company values of Courage, Trust and Client Centric. Highlights included, ‘Finding the courage to have a voice,’ a live talk from an employee who formerly worked on an oil-rig, ‘Presenting in a Hybrid World’ and ‘What it takes to become a Pro Table Tennis Player’, where we learned about the importance of resilience and perseverance to master a skill.

For Mental Health Awareness Week in May we lined up something for our employees to support their mental health as well as physical wellbeing each day of the week. From office massages on Monday to Wear it Green Day on Thursday, we emphasized our commitment in creating a workplace culture that raises awareness and encourages conversation about Mental Health, for more information check out this blog post.   

June is Pride month and we recognised this important celebration by sharing a series of recommendations and events, we also welcomed Pride at Work who hosted an insightful webinar about LGBTQ+ refugee and immigrants escaping persecution and war. At the end of the month our offices in London and Vienna hosted Pride themed festivities where we played ‘Tray Pong’ and raised £2,500 for the LGBT Foundation and €1000 for Queer Base in Vienna. 

Other initiatives we launched over the last few months include the SMT Lunch Out, an initiative that brings three people from across the London Office together to have lunch with a member of the Senior Management Team. With many of us working from home, we see this as a great opportunity to meet with others from across the business to learn more about each other and share ideas. 

We look forward to what the next 6 months will bring – watch this space! 

Brendan Hughes
Head of Recruitment