Roly Roundup – A year in reflection
Well, 2020 is coming to an end and I’m pretty sure that is going to make for some pretty impressive celebrations come New Years Eve, as we say goodbye to this incredibly challenging and for many devastating year and toast (hopefully) a new chapter.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold, we all were very worried – we didn’t know what it meant for both the business and all of our lives. It was a very difficult time and as a company we learnt we had the most amazing team. Everyone pulled together and supported each other through this incredibly challenging time, and I have to say I was so proud of everyone. As a company we have been so incredibly fortunate and have not had any downtime, we are in the building industry were considered an essential service. Have to say Mum and Dad were probably regretting their purchases of fishing and gym equipment that was set up in the house in anticipation of time spent at home with the family.
At the start of the pandemic my Mum decided that she should put her name down for nursing, as in her previous life she was an ICU nurse, she felt that it was the right thing to do. We know that throughout most of the World the health care service has been put under such incredible strain, however we have currently been so incredibly fortunate here in QLD that although she loved being back on the Wards, she wasn’t needed for COVID, and so she was able to return to her day job here.
When Queensland’s restrictions started to lift – everyone got to go out and celebrate Mid-Year, and what a cause to celebrate (once again leaving me behind ☹). This time they went Go-Karting – it will come as absolutely no surprise to know they are all super competitive.
This year we decided to enter some of our stunning client’s kitchens into both the KBDi & HIA Awards. This is the first time, we, as WMW, have entered into any awards and so we had no idea what to expect. We are so immensely proud that in the KBDi Awards, all three entries were finalists in their chosen categories. In the HIA awards, we were then super proud that Leighton’s design won the 2020 Gold Coast / Northern River Kitchen Design Award. Mum’s only disappointment was – there was no gala event as I’m pretty sure she’d already picked out her dress.
We ended this challenging year with a celebration at “The Lucky Squire” in Broadbeach and as always much fun and merriment was had. We honestly believe that during this very challenging year we have been able to truly see the support and the brilliance of our team. They have most definitely stepped up and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to work with them. We truly do appreciate each and every one of them.
Year in numbers:
- Posted 145 Instagram & Facebook Posts
- Took on 7 new staff
- Appeared in :
- Cove Magazine – company profile x 1
- Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly throughout the Year – 3 x profile
- Kitchen Yearbook – we were given the honour of having our kitchen featured as the front cover.
I believe I speak for everyone when I tell you that we have designed, manufactured and installed some pretty spectacular spaces this year and are planning on entering a number of kitchens into the KBDi and HIA awards again next year – so watch this space……….
WELL THAT’S A WRAP – I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR – I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING MY MANY ADVENTURES WITH YOU NEXT YEAR – WOOF WOOF X