It’s been a while, actually a very long time, since I last posted. Again it’s the usually excuse of being super busy and being too wrapped up in everything to remember to write any of it down.
So this is going to be a very long post, as I’ve always got a lot to say! But I’ll be doing a separate post on product launches and also CSR, so keep a keen eye out for those!
At the start of December I was lucky enough to go on my first Pan-European product launch, for the Civic Tourer, in…ITALY! We took out a couple of journalists to show them the car, go through it’s features and run through specifics for each of their specialist areas. It was certainly and experience, and the views were spectacular. The hotel we were staying at was a stones throw away from The Vatican and we were lucky enough to see them putting the finishing touches to their Christmas tree. I’ll write more about my trip to Rome in the product launches post which will be coming next week!
The following week I had organised my first Charity Day for the company. In the true Christmas spirit it was Christmas Jumper themed. We held a bake sale and raised over £700 for charity. It was great to raise so much for such good causes and got everyone in the mood just before the Christmas party. It, the Christmas Party, was absoloutely hilarious. Seeing some of my co-workers let their hair down was tremendously funny, and it helped me get to know some people a bit better! Saturday morning wasn’t welcomed by any of us though, but it was a great night!
The time off from work over Christmas was great, you don’t realise how much you need the time off, however it was still hectic! Usually at Uni you get around a month off, this year I got 8! So it was a hurried time seeing everyone from home and catching up with friends. Squeezing in some family time and taking a day or two off just to sleep! Going back to work was just as tough, getting back into old routines and “forcing” myself out of the holiday mode was pretty hard but I managed to do it!
Next on my list was the UK launch of the Civic Tourer, which was held at Rockingham Race Circuit in Northamptonshire. It was great to actually meet journalists that i’d talked to over the phone and via email. It was also great to gauge first hand their reaction to the car and what they thought about it. Sitting in on some road tests was equally as interesting and allowed me to network with some interesting people!
I also got a chance to have a passenger lap in our 2014 British Touring Car Championship race car which was terrifyingly exhilarating! I don’t think I’ve ever been more lost for words in my life – something which the team we’re thankful for!
And finally, last week I got a chance to go on a motorcycle launch in Greece Again this was a Pan-European launch and it was great to meet loads of international journalists and bikers. My only downside was that i’d hurt my back an was unable to ride on the bikes, but hopefully this will be changing soon!
Anyway. look out for my next couple of posts coming up in the next few weeks!One will be on the product launches I’ve been lucky enough to attend and the other will be on CSR!