I went through two renovations on the Saksen Weimarplein, as the company’s constant growth meant we needed more and more space. I enjoyed that time, the growth of togetherness; you go through all kinds of things together, you have to get everything done together. It is nice to see a company grow like that and to be part of it.
A good memory is Computer Profile’s 10th anniversary, which was a huge event. A big event with lots of fun activities. We had a lovely party in the Grote Kerk in Breda. I also really enjoyed all the quarterly drinks/Christmas drinks we’ve had over the years, where we always did different activities or workshops. I liked the fact that there was always attention paid to that as well. And still do, for that matter.
I think that those years were characterised by growth. When I started, we were a small team of about 20 employees. The number of people who began calling for the campaigns and the database caused a significant increase in colleagues. In the beginning, marketing was also done by the management itself, but at a certain point that was also outsourced. The sales team also grew with a large number of new employees. And the founding of Fleet Profile was also an important pillar, where we started to focus on the automotive market and the IT market.
Due to the growth in the number of people, the “lunchroom” really became too small. After the 2nd renovation, we had a canteen where we could have a pleasant meal, relax, the lunch groceries were delivered weekly, the table was set every day, and we had lunch in a homely atmosphere!