Last month, we marked St Luke’s Day. No, we haven’t just made a public holiday in October… St Luke’s Day 2019 celebrated the 24th birthday of our agency, everything we’ve accomplished in the last twelve months, and the hard work and outstanding effort from our team. And, in account manager Ross’ words, “it’s an awesome way to unwind and have fun with everyone.”
The day kicked off with a speech from our CEO, Neil Henderson. “St Luke’s was established on St Luke’s day, 18th October, and since our inception in 1995 we always make sure we celebrate the day together. Culture is so much about tradition, story-telling, and new adventures and that is what St Luke’s day is all about.” Neil spoke to the agency about the highs and lows of the year so far and encouraged us in the final push to the end of another successful year. He also spoke about how to be a distinctive agency in this ever-changing media landscape as well get us all excited for the upcoming pitches. He finished off with the aims of our future as an agency as well as a little teaser of our impressive client list…
In true St Luke’s fashion, the afternoon was spent “learning something new” together. This included what’s the size of the flag over the Houses of Parliament (as big as Wimbledon centre court – who knew?) or which of us knows all the words to Defying Gravity (a larger percentage than you might think!) as we sped up and down the river on the Thames Rockets. As our account exec Maisie said of our trip to Whistle Punks “St Luke’s Day is something that we do that’s always a little different – a great day for everyone to get out and take part in little bit of weird and wonderful team bonding. This year, I learned a lot about the axe throwing skills of my fellow colleagues and even more about my lack of skill (will not be putting it under skills on my CV!).”
“It’s been a massive year for St Luke’s as an agency and we’re building to an even bigger 2020,” said Neil. “Every year on St Luke’s day, we take stock of what we’ve achieved so far and set the agenda for the year ahead, sharing the responsibility for our future as a team. It’s about learning, celebrating, and having a little bit of fun together.”
Here’s to St Luke’s day 2020!