At One Red Kite, we believe family time is important. As of this Friday, I have insisted that the team leave by 3pm at the latest. There are 3 key reasons for doing this:

1. Commitment

The team are committed and work hard for our clients. Our clients know that they can rely on us, whatever, whenever. The team show up before they should and stay late. When they travel, they never switch off. They go over and above without being asked to.


2. Family Time

Those with children often miss out on the little things like picking up their children from school. The excitement on my son’s face when I pick him up on occasions is priceless. It means so much to him. Do children want memories of their parents always at the office? Probably not.

3. Maximise Weekends

When you do long hours, you have no choice but to do chores at weekends. This eats into your downtime. Many years ago I returned from backpacking and I got a temp job in a marketing department at a company supplying the military. Their approach was that if you completed your contracted hours by 1pm on a Friday, you could go home. This was a revelation! It felt like you had a long weekend, every weekend. On the Friday afternoon, you had the opportunity to get all your chores done. This mean’t that you had the weekend free to do the fun things.


Our clients recognise how hard we work for them and how committed we are to them. They have been incredibly supportive of our stance. I am very grateful for their support.

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