Our CEO Stuart Mckean, was “surprised and humbled” to receive an invitation to attend a reception to recognise the contribution of Small Business to the economy of the United Kingdom at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles.
However, during COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns many businesses were forced to adopt a working from home environment and when it was made possible to return to the office, it was a unanimous vote amongst Nine23 employees that remote working would be made permanent.
Some of the benefits of remote working for employees includes:
- No commuting (cost saving)
- Increased motivation
- More time at home
- Comfortable environments
At Nine23 we only use our office space when required but unfortunately, if no one attends the office – no one checks the post!
Stuart’s formal invitation was sitting in our Nine23 office postbox and was opened with delight until it became apparent the event happened 7 days prior.
We hope Stuart will receive another invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet King Charles one day – #getstuarttobuckinghampalace
CEO of Nine23 Commented:
“As an ex military type I am rather disappointed not to have had the opportunity to say hello to the King, so if anyone could get a message to him and let him know I didn’t stand him up, it was just that we dont use the office much these days.“