As 2016 draws to a close, it’s a great time to look back and reflect on the last twelve months. We’ve had a really positive year at Walpole Partnership, despite the political uncertainty that we’ve seen around the world.
The year started with a personal achievement for our MD Andy Pieroux. He came third out of 60 in the Key Person of Influence Pitch-fest competition, judged by Dale Murray CBE, leading negotiator Clive Rich, Julia Francis of KPMG and Julia Langkrehr who is the founder of Retail Profile Europe. A tough panel for sure.
Later on in the year, we were proud to renew our ISO 27001 accreditation this year, which is a critical marker of our ongoing commitment to our clients data security.
Equally inspiring was being nominated for the UKOUG Partner of the Year awards in two categories Overall CX Partner of the Year, and Training Partner of the Year. We were truly honoured to receive the Silver award for the Overall CX Partner and consider it a great achievement to be recognised by Oracle’s UK customers. Thank you to those of you who voted for us.
Over the year our team has grown, with the appointment of Lisa Zevi as Operations Director. She is responsible for the internal workings of the company as well as keeping our customers happy. We also boosted our technical team with the arrival of Pradeep and Juliet who have both delivered great results for our clients. Behind the scenes Ania and Alex also joined us to boost our marketing and social media presence as well as keeping us organised and capable of delivering more. And if all that change wasn’t enough, weve also moved into new offices near London Bridge!
As a result of our growth, we’ve been able to bring on significant new global clients in France, Israel and the UK with many more engagements planned for 2017. We’ve also delivered training in the UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the UAE and the US. Ingmar especially has delivered some fantastic courses in several different languages. Our results for training have been nothing short of remarkable in this area, and we’ve given both technical training for Oracle University as well as sales skills training for our clients.
This year has seen us reaffirm our commitment to the industry. We took an active part in the Oracle CPQ Partner Workshop, attended the UKOUG Apps conference, and Andy sits on the UKOUG CX Committee. We also renewed our Oracle Gold Partnership for another year as we look to cement our relationship and position as a reliable and innovative CPQ implementation partner.
To end as we started with a personal achievement for our MD Andy. He was very proud to see his two children, Luc and Leon, accepted into the prestigious Children of London charity photographic project, with the proceeds going to support Great Ormond Street Hospital a fantastic cause and a wonderful way to finish the year.
We hope youve had a 2016 that was just as exciting. We wish you all well over the festive period and hope you have time to relax with loved ones before looking forward to the challenges of 2017.
The image is of Luc Pieroux taken for the Children of London Project 2016. Copyright Richard Bradbury. http://childrenoflondon.co.uk