This month saw the 10 year summ.it anniversaries of two of our team. Both Laura Brogden of the Accounts division and Faatimah Kuderbux of the Mauritius team have been part of the summ.it family for a full decade!
We spoke to both Laura and Faatimah about their time with summ.it.
Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary with summ.it! Honestly, can you really believe it’s been 10 years?
Laura – It doesn’t feel like a whole decade has passed since I first made that drive into Manchester to meet with Stephen. In some ways it seems that nothing has changed in all that time (the traffic is still terrible!) but in other respects everything has changed!
Faatimah – No! 10 years already…time flies!
What is it that has kept you with us?
Laura – It has to be the people. Both the summ.it team, which feels like a family after all this time, and the clients. Especially those who I have worked with closely for numerous years and I feel like part of their team too!
Faatimah – The Partners have always treated me well and recognised my worth. I have always felt part of the team.
What’s been you greatest achievement with summ.it so far?
Laura – With summ.it I would have to say achieving my qualification, and then continuing to learn every single day.
Faatimah – I have grown and learnt as summ.it has evolved over the years. I have been lucky enough to be here from the time they started to develop and take that journey with them.
Any particular favourite memories?
Laura – I have to say the trip to Berlin back in the early days will be forever etched in my memory.
Faatimah – Last year’s travel to the UK – meeting clients whom I worked for (especially Nanoco and Nikal) and, of course, the summ.it team and Mark Sullivan whom I worked with a lot over the past years.
What does the future at summ.it hold for you?
Laura – Hopefully more of the same with plenty of new challenges to keep me on my toes.
Faatimah – More challenges to look forward to!
Andrew Jackson, Accounts Partner, had a few words of congratulations for Laura and Faatimah: “At summ.it, the retention of staff is really important to us. Long serving staff underpins the service we are able to offer our clients and knowing that they choose to spend such a long time with summ.it is a real testament to how much we value our staff. To be able to add 2 more of our team to the 10 year anniversary list is an achievement for the company. On behalf of myself, Jayne, Stephen and the rest of the summ.it team, I’d like to thank Laura and Faatimah for all their hard work and commitment over the last 10 years and congratulate them on reaching this milestone”.
Here’s to the next 10!