As I just complete my tenth Christmas at RedBalloon – I experience a sense of overwhelming gratitude. I have been truly humbled to see how RedBalloon has captured the imagination of so very many people.
In my wildest dreams ten years ago I never thought that we would make such a profound difference in all sorts of ways.
I thank the businesses and organizations that believe in what we do – and believe in their own people and choose to recognize them with a RedBalloon gift.
I thank the experience supply community who every day deliver experiences and fulfill on our promise of providing fabulous things to do.
I thank our other suppliers, like Bluefire, PwC, Westpac, Qantas and Telstra (and many others)– these big businesses who’s services mean that we operate smoothly and efficiently.
I thank the many marketing partners and agencies we work with – who understand our vision and believe in the dream
I thank our retail distribution partners including Australia Post, Coles, Woolworths, Myer, Big W and Target who are trying something different in store
I thank the 300,000 customers who came on-line in 2010 and purchased an experience gift for someone special (and reduced the clutter on the planet in the process.)
I thank those who are dear to me; my family, friends and fellow business leaders who never tire of my enthusiasm and energy.
I thank most deeply my colleagues past and present – who make RedBalloon the vibrant, fun and amazing place that it is to be.
And I thank the RedBalloon leadership team who constantly steer the ship – executing the plan and keeping all aligned – tirelessly.
Together we have created something… The dream of changing gifting in Australia forever is well on track….
Thank you! Thank you for believing moment by moment that it is absolutely possible; that what people want more than anything is special moments with those people who are important to them.
“For your thoughtfulness and generosity, from you I have learned much of life’s philosophy – Thank you sincerely.” – Author Unknown