The first of many more anniversaries to come!
To celebrate their very successful first year, the Kontera UK office planned a special BBQ, with Kontera Europe’s Commercial Director, Nitzan Yaniv showing off his culinary skills.
However true to English weather, the event was rained out and plans needed to be changed. Sticking with the grilling theme, a leisurely lunch was rescheduled at the famous Goodman Steakhouse. We enjoyed a nice afternoon together and a delicious meal!
The UK team also had an informative and fun training day set on the north bank of the Thames where they rented out Bacchanalia, a Spanish and Italian wine/tapas restaurant. Nitzan kicked off the training with a review of the great progress the sales team has made. Next, Cassie Graveling and Pete White of the sales team led the training session with a comprehensive recap of their recent trip and training in New York with the US sales team. While all the questions from the Account Management and Business Development teams led the training slightly off track, we still managed to finish the session in due time
Once our session concluded, it was time for team bonding over a cocktail and canapé making session led by Bacchanalia’s barman Michail, a chef and opera singer – who resembles Uncle Monty from the film “Withnail and I”. We learned how to make various cocktails – the favorite with the ladies was the “Twinkle”; with the guys preferring the “Blue Lagoon.” Michail even entertained us with a hilariously theatrical impression of Pete’s London accent.
Overall it was a wonderful day and the cap to a great year. Kontera’s growth in the UK and Europe is only accelerating, and we can’t wait to share with our Advertising and Publishing Partners all the exciting plans for year two!
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