POV: My First Week At Ministry of Colours
Coming from a corporate background of marketing and telecommunications, I had no idea what to expect when entering the Ministry Of Colours family. Going from photographing mundane telephone systems to being covered in copious amounts of colour powder was certainly a shock to the system. A shock that has made me realise how lucky I am to have found employment here.
Going from a dull and dingey environment to such a warm and colourful one is a blessing I can never take for granted. Within this blog, I am going to break down my first week of work at Ministry Of Colours, and shed some light on a company that is growing from strength to strength.
The Importance of Steel Toe Cap Boots
I came out of my first week on the job looking like I had just joined Fight Club. To say I was thrown into the deep end would be an understatement. Sore joints, bruised limbs, and destroyed garments made it evident that this wasn't going to be a walk in the park. Thankfully, I have since joined Box Gym to improve my fitness, invested in some appropriate workwear from Sports Direct, and reduced my clumsiness to a bare minimum (this is still a work in progress).
My first week consisted of carrying a truck load of 20kg boxes into our new warehouse. Despite my complete lack of physical prowess, the job was done in record time. Now gazing at the fully stocked unit, I can't help but feel a sense of pride in how we worked as a team to complete such a mammoth task. We're truly ready to take on Holi and the year ahead with our new colour powder, shining bigger and brighter than ever. But if it wasn’t for health and safety precautions, it would have come at the cost of my lovely feet. After dropping a few pallets on my toes, I have come to realise the importance of steel toe cap boots!
Ambition Is In The Air
After mastering the warehouse duties, thanks to some sterling training, I feel locked loaded to take on the busy months ahead. Now it was time to hit the office and prove my worth in the digital realm, something of which I am much more accomplished in. It's been a pleasure to share some of my digital marking assets. From reviewing the google analytics to bringing a modern approach to design, it’s been a constant roller-coaster sharing ideas with the team.
We’ve barely scratched the surface, yet I can already feel the excitement brewing. It’s clear to me that Ministry of Colours is a determined business with endless possibilities, and we can’t wait to bring some of our dreams to fruition. Ambition is in the air. This is what makes this place stand out from the crowd.
It’s now apparent to me that I will never have to look for another supplier when preparing for my next festival season. You’d be able to spot me a mile off at Glastonbury, pimped out from head to toe in a Ministry Of Colours merch. From White T-Shirts and trendy sunglasses at unbeatable prices, to whistles and glowsticks that would make the most avid raver blush, this place has it all! I'm very lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful supplies that bring joy to so many people. As a digital marketer this makes my job all the more easier, because these products really do sell themselves!
I would just like to take a moment to wholeheartedly thank Nigel Halliday (Managing Director), Abigail Chandler (Sales & Marketing Coordinator) and Chloe Gill (Operations Manager) for welcoming me in with open arms. This intelligent bunch of fun-loving colleges represent the backbone of a truly colourful business. As I embark upon this new adventure, I know I couldn't do it with any other team. Their passion motivates me to give 110% each and every day, and their patience to train me up has been god-like. Thank you.