10 years at Venn Group for Laura de Ste Croix
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019 by Venn Group — No comments
Yesterday, Laura de Ste Croix celebrated 10 years working at Venn Group in the company of Philip Hanna and Deirdra Moynihan, with a meal at Spring at Somerset House. Ahead of the event, we asked Laura for an overview of her time at Venn Group so far:
“10 years ago, the Milton Keynes office was a world away from what it is today. It only had two teams and a total of eight staff, whereas now we have six teams and circa 30 employees! I started my early career on the Finance team, recruiting for the Public Sector. When the Watford office merged with the Milton Keynes office, I jumped at the opportunity to join their Housing team.
I loved the sector instantly, and within a short space of time I was promoted to Executive Consultant. After my maternity leave around 5 years ago, I returned to Venn part-time, working four days a week and reporting directly to Senior Manager, Mark Steff. Since then I have been thrilled to attend two top performer lunches, achieved the highest billing in my sector across the company, and most recently I was promoted to Manager of the Central & East Housing and Local Government team.
Looking back on my time at Venn there have been so many memorable and funny moments. One notable memory was a lunchtime phone call asking if I would like to join an office sausage club, followed by attendance at a sausage party where some of my colleagues and I ate over 100 sausages!
From what I’ve learnt in my career, my advice to anyone else starting theirs would be to work smart, be kind and surround yourself with good people. That’s what I intend to do for my next 10 years anyway.”
Congratulations Laura – here’s to the next decade!