Undoubtedly 2020 is a year that will remain in all our memories for generations to come. A year full of challenges and learning for both everyone at ESW, and society at large.
So much has happened during the year, it would be hard to single out any one specific highlight or initiative. As a business, we have shown remarkable resilience in meeting the ‘new normal’ and, in fact, accelerating on our growth trajectory as we meet the demands of the market.
While we are very focused in our day to day on the business and serving our clients, an important part of our DNA at ESW has always been our commitment to giving back. I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved this year, but I am especially pleased to mention the efforts of everyone at ESW to support our communities around us. Throughout the year, our Sports and Social Committee has worked hard to keep everyone connected, and at the same time, fundraise for our charity partners which include:
• Pieta House
• Safe Ireland
• Age Action
• Arc Cancer Support
• St Vincent de Paul
• Rutherford YMCA
As a business, we’ve been humbled to see the generosity of our staff and have been proud to match fundraising efforts with like for like donations. Our efforts continue over the holiday period, through a donation programme to provide meals to 500 needy families affected by the pandemic via the Rutherford, New Jersey YMCA near our US office.
It has been a year full of surprises and it has been nice to be able to give something back to our staff in the form of an additional 2 days’ vacation to spend away from the daily hustle and bustle of ecommerce, along with some vouchers to enjoy.
As we look forward to 2021, no doubt there will be many more surprises around the corner. However, I have full faith that our ever-growing team is ready for the challenge.