To celebrate 10 years of Catapult Wealth, Director Tony Catt has written a series of blogs capturing the last 10 years as a business.
Over the last 10 years, one of the major things that have helped drive the growth of the Catapult Wealth and turned into what is today, is realising the culture of the business. We believe that the culture of the team and business is the number one thing we needed to get right.
The Culture within Catapult Wealth
We drew a line in the sand in the early days, about what our culture is, what it stood for and what values we wanted to aspire too. Ultimately, there was sometimes and people that didn’t quite buy into that value system, or that culture system, and generally we found out that those people wanted to work in different organisations. This helped us frame how we wanted to be perceived and how we wanted to behave.
This helped our recruiting process, our induction process, making sure we got the right people in the right seats, and 10 years later, our culture is as strong as it’s ever been. It’s never perfect and it’s always an evolution rather than a revolution and we’re always constantly working on it.
We’ve spent a lot of time on maintaining it, we spend time giving each other feedback and you could say our culture is broken down into 4 key aspects.
- We are one team: We aim to create a positive working environment, making sure we are all there for one another.
- Wowing the clients: It goes back to making sure that clients are the centre of our universe and we use client-centric behaviour.
- Fun-loving attitude: Making sure that we spend a lot of time at work, so we want to make sure that it’s a place you want to come to, you’re looking forward to coming to, smiling, and having some fun. We do a lot of social events and team events they are fantastic.
- Innovation: One of our values is around just improvement not only on the business level and but the individual level.
We are very keen on seeing, our team members develop backwards thinking plans where they tell us about where they would like to be in 2-3 years, what are their goals and aspirations, or what’s on their bucket list. They then must talk about this with the team, then as a team, we can discuss how we can help each other achieve their goals and create accountability.
I believe these key aspects have been achieved in the growth and success of Catapult Wealth in the last 10 years.