It’s for Charidee mate!
“Who’s idea was this?” was almost certainly going through both our minds at 05.30am, as myself and Paul Bevis from Foundation SP were getting organised on a pavement somewhere in East London, marked as one of the official drop off locations for the RideLondon100 event we were taking part in. Mother Nature was being extremely kind to us and the other 18,000 people also mad enough to get up at silly o’clock on a Sunday, as the sky was blue and the temperature was very pleasant – the more I woke up, the more I thought we were in for a good day.
Adam and Paul getting ready for RideLondon100
We knew it was going to be a good day as the sunshine poured in through the windows as we listened to the safety briefing, and were given a rundown of the cars we’d be driving during the day. Foundation IT had the pleasure of taking one of our key clients to the Palmersport experience at the Bedford Autodrome, and there was definitely a competitive atmosphere developing. Several of us had done the day before and so had high expectations of our own abilities (well, we just didn’t want to be slower than the previous time there or we’d be ridiculed), whilst others were track day virgins and exhibited signs (thankfully not smells) of nervousness.
Sartoria; a modern Italian restaurant in Saville Row, was the delightful setting for our much anticipated dinner with the senior team from DellWyse this week. As we sat (excitedly) with our Peronis, Helen Robinson arrived, shortly followed by Mike Devers (UK & NL Sales Director, Dell), and our special guest Tarkan Maner (President and CEO, Wyse). As the introductions were being made, Tarkan took the initiative (something we learned during the course of the evening was one of his strongest traits) and ordered a very nice red wine for us all then opened the business dialogue with a welcome comment “Foundation IT, I’ve heard great things from inside Dell about you guys.” We were off to a good start.