Saturday 30 July 2011 would be remembered for a long time by staff and management as Credit Direct Limited, Nigeria’s leading provider of unsecured credit to Government employees rewards her top performing staff in the first ever team bonding session held in the Head office 48/50 Isaac John street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos state.
The forum was aimed at building rapport with Directors, management and Staff, where the crew would interact, bond, unwinds, motivate and mentor upcoming professionals in the company.
Despite the rain, the HR team led by Joseph Osodi, put together a fantastic event, an outdoor venue designed with the company brand colours. Akinwande Ademosu MD/CEO during his opening speech congratulated the team on the journey so far, the business has seen so many challenges and we have come around all with success, no one thought the business would grow to what it is today, but thanks to the dedication and will power of the management and staff, we have achieved a feat.
Adeshina Ogunyinka Head of Finance also briefed the house on the company so far. How we are fairing in 2011. The high point of the year and the issues on ground.
The event came fully alive when one of the Directors of the company Mrs. Yemisi Edun entered; she is the financial controller of the First City Group. She adorned a simple sleeveless gown with heels, accompanying her was her daughter. She took the stage and applauded the efforts of the team by achieving what most people believed was impossible. Starting from a single office space in 2007 to over 27 outlets in 15 states with over 350 staff, CDL has become a flagship in the group and a benchmark in the industry.
Prizes and awards were presented to top performing staff for quarter 2; they all excelled in their various departments. Prizes like Air-conditioning set, Water dispensers, Refrigerators, Blackberry phones, DVD players, certificates and cash rewards were given to over 18 outstanding staff.
Credit Direct Limited, a member of the first city group was founded in 2007 as a micro lending company with focus on the unbanked civil service population in the country. The company has its head office in Lagos state, and is managed by Mr. Ademosu Akinwande as MD/CEO, who has turned a mere office space into over 2 billion Naira Profit Company. The company has operations in over 17 states, with 42 outlets and still growing.
Among those present were Head of Human Resources and Admin Joseph Ukpong, Head Operations, Regional Head Sales for West and Eastern regions, and others.
Clips from the event.
Akinwande Ademosu giving the opening speech
Some of the reward for staff
L-R Head, Finance Sina Ogunyinka, MD/CEO Akin Ademosu, Director Mrs Edun
Cross section of staff at the event
Branding Executive Joseph Osodi during the event
L-R, Reg. Head Sales Wole, Director Mrs Edun, Gold prize Winner Oladipo Segun and the MD