Where'd you go '22?
As 2022 nears its end, we wanted to capture a moment, rejoice and acknowledge some of the moments that stood out this year.
We got together, finally
Getting the crew back together at the office was easily the biggest highlight of the year. Remote has its benefits, sure, but nothing beats being in the room together when it comes to connecting. Two years of ‘we-don’t-talk-about-it’ was plenty and boy did a lot of things happen during that time. Our people made new people, got dogs, and got married … in short, our family got a lot bigger.
We grew, a lot
This year we’ve added quite a few talented new members to our team, going from 85 to 125 Gangverkers. Each one has come with their unique skills and perspectives which has allowed us to take on a wider range of projects and deliver even better results for our partners. Kudos to us!
Here are the new faces of Gangverk
We moved house
With all these people joining we had to find a new home to accommodate everyone. Through relentless work and a bit of luck, we landed on a good one. The Gangverk HQs are retro-futuristic with a genuinely cozy and inspirational feel. At long last, we have a place that feels like home.
We got new friends
Our collaboration with TheKey has already shown transformative results, and the company is well on its way to revolutionizing home care assistance through innovative approaches. This is a long-term partnership that aims to make the company a leader in its field and enable millions of its clients to enjoy life better and longer from the comfort of their own homes.
We only recently started working with the Icelandic airliner PLAY , and we’re confident our extensive experience in the travel sector will be hugely beneficial to this fresh addition to the airline industry. We’re off to a great start!
Working with these great companies widens our scope even further, expanding our versatility and efficiency.
We kept tight with our old friends
Our working relationship with Sotheby’s reaches back to the early days of Gangverk. The unwavering mission of breaking the barriers of what’s possible in auctions and beyond has played a big part in securing its place as the world’s leading auction house, with this year looking to become a recording-breaking year in terms of revenues. The evolution has been quite stunning and it's a rare pleasure to work with a company that keeps its roots firmly in its tradition while managing to stay ahead of the technological advancements in the industry. We look forward to continuing this epic journey together and improving the auction experience beyond measure. Lindblad continues to awe us with their dedication to sustainable travel and the true spirit of expedition. It has been an inspiration to work with Lindblad. Seeing the fruits of our joint efforts has been incredibly rewarding. One thing is sure, adventures await. “The bank that could” is truly an apt description of Kvika bank. A late entry to the Icelandic banking market, Kvika has shown what opportunities come with putting effort into advanced technical infrastructure. Keep an eye on this one, it's going places.
With the world opening up we started traveling again. Going on team trips to break up the routine and strengthen the groups continues to prove its worth. Our teams found excellent locations to work and enjoy time off in places such as Budapest, Bologna, Lisbon, Sorrento, and Costa Brava.
We also maintain our belief in visiting our partners regularly and having them over to Iceland for work/play sessions. This ensures mutual understanding and is vital for successful outcomes and overall harmony. Working together is fun when it's working.
One of the best parts of the year was, as usual, our annual ski trip to Akureyri. Much fun was had and no bones were broken. That’s a win!
We had fun
Fortunately, we didn’t forget to have fun! A plethora of unforgettable moments dotted the year. Playing games, going out, dressing up, dancing, quizzing, hacky sacking, singing, competing, talking, and making stuff is the thread that binds us together and makes everything just a tad more enjoyable. People are the best.
We must say 2022 was a pretty good one. As we move into the new year, we remain inspired, curious, and fearless. We’re excited to continue growing and evolving with our teams and partners.
Here’s looking at you ‘22