What makes it all worth while – Humans.
Most days at work are busy. Most days are interesting but some days, like today are just plain exciting and remind us of why we started Human+Kind in the first place. In the space of half an hour this afternoon we had two pieces of equally important news for our company.
Firstly we got an email saying we won the Irish Tatler Beauty Awards 2012/2013 in the multi-tasking section. The news came through while we were in a brainstorming meeting and everything stopped while the team including company founders Jeroen and Rene exploded into a round of hugging and kissing. After a while things settled and we continued on with our brainstorm – though murmurs of an after-work celebration abounded.
Then another equally important piece of news came through on Facebook. Hazel from Hazel’s Health Store in Cavan posted that her customers really liked Human+Kind and that she’s using our All-in-One Anti-Ageing and finds it great. Now admittedly one piece of news is a bit more glamorous, Jeroen and Rene were genuinely thrilled that a real ‘Human’ loved our brand and took the time and effort to tell us on Facebook. They took as much joy from the Facebook post as from the award.
It reminded me why Human+Kind really is a different kind of skincare from a different kind of company. To take as much pleasure from a success with a single customer to a major beauty award win shows a level of sincerity that’s all too often lacking in today’s commercial reality.
So to all the Humans that have bought Human+Kind we say a sincere thank you for getting this Irish brand off to a flying start.