Happy New Year / Happy Birthday NashTech / Hello Enzo
If you have just come back from a holiday break, welcome back! For many, this year’s seasonal celebrations have been very different, but I hope you have had a chance to rest and spend time – maybe virtually – with your family and loved ones.
Whilst, like so many of us, my own break was very much ‘locked down’ I did welcome a new addition to my household. Enzo, a golden retriever, is a few weeks old and his enthusiasm for life (and long walks) is infectious! I will return to Enzo in next week’s blog – I see 2021 as a year of growth and new adventures, so there are many interesting parallels between Enzo and us all.
One part of the Harvey Nash Group that still has many celebrations to come is NashTech, who commemorate the awesome achievement of becoming 20 years old next week.
When I joined Harvey Nash Group in February 2020, it was one of my highest priorities to visit Vietnam. I had heard so many good things about the business we have here, and how vibrant, talented and enthusiastic NashTech people are, whether that’s in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, or in Japan, Singapore, Australia, the US or the UK. In fact, our outsourcing business was one of the reasons I joined the Harvey Nash Group - I could see so much potential.
Alas the pandemic had other ideas about my visiting plans, even now, one year after I joined the Group. But that doesn’t stop me being absolutely thrilled to celebrate its birthday, albeit virtually.
20 years is an incredible achievement. During that time NashTech has made a difference to hundreds of cherished clients all over the world, and it has also made a difference to the lives of so many people who have worked for NashTech. It always puts a smile of my face when I see on social media the images and videos from NashTech staff events.
But perhaps the biggest difference NashTech has made is to the Harvey Nash Group itself. As you know just over 30 years ago the Group began its life as a recruitment company, but even in those early days it was the Group’s ambition to be much more than this. NashTech was born out of our desire to help our clients in new, innovative ways, and now 20 years on it has grown to be a very large part of what we do.
And this hasn’t been by chance. 20 years ago there were no iPhones, no Twitter, no Facebook, ‘big data’ had yet to be invented as a term, Google was just 2 years old, and cloud computing was in its infancy. During this period NashTech has shown incredible innovation, technical expertise and an amazing ability to adapt - creating a loyalty amongst its client base that is admired by so many of our competitors.
As the business moves into its 20s I am certain this innovation and growth will continue; there has never been a greater need for clients to work with high quality technology partners and NashTech is in a wonderful position to build on its fantastic heritage. In fact, I expect our outsourcing business to be one of the engines of our Group’s growth over the next 3 years, working very closely with our other business lines.
So, congratulations NashTech.
And to all those people who have made the business such a success:
Cam on tat ca cac ban. Thank you to every one of you.