Proximity is necessary when you deliver a human(e) service.
The timing of having a second office is spot on for Strand. We had some opportunities before, but the time is now, more than ever! Our new office will be in Walloon Brabant and that is no coincidence.
Gaël Terroir explains: “Our team of project consultants active in Walloon Brabant grew exponentially in 2017. An extra office became a necessity for us to service our people well. It’s much more efficient and humane to have a place close to where our colleagues work, when we need to organize team meetings or after-work events.”
“We have always been looking at the French speaking part of Belgium to extend our activities, and with the new branch all the pieces of the puzzle fit perfectly”, says Gaël. “The learnings and experiences we accumulated in Flanders will serve as a basis for the development of our brand in Brussels and Wallonia. The expertise and market knowledge of our aspiring associates will be a crucial asset. We aim to hire up to 10 extra colleagues by the end of 2018.”
Strand is maturing and so are our Strandies!
Gaël: “When people join Strand, they become part of a family. And as the company expands, the family grows too. That is why we needed some people to step up and take care of the new(est) family members. I promoted Lien Vertommen and Pascal Severs to Branch Director of our north and south branches, because I am convinced they have what it takes to create a thriving family of Strandies; being bold and humane!”
What to expect? Two branches = twice the fun!
“You may expect the Strand experience times two”, Gaël explains. “We will make sure the high level of quality Strand is known for will be the same in both offices. I am convinced both Lien and Pascal are ready for the challenge. My role as CEO will evolve to supporting them through training, challenging discussions and constructive feedback. Of course, I will remain involved in strategical decision taking!”
Our second branch in Braine-l’Alleud is the next concrete step in reaching 300 consultants by 2020. If you are looking for a new job in sales and/or recruitment, or want to recommend somebody in your network, give us a call.
Or even better, drop by in one of our two offices for a chat and a coffee!