At David Allen our people are our most important asset, they are what make us special and we pride ourselves on our team mentality and comradery. As such we felt a mix of emotions as we said goodbye (for now) to two members of the David Allen team Jaimi Wilson and Lisa Irving, who have packed their bags and set off on separate adventures to travel the world.
Jaimi Wilson worked in our Audit and Accounts team for over six years, successfully completing her chartered accountancy exams during this time. A fan of sports and fitness and a member of the CrossFit Cumbria team Jaimi is an extremely active person and her travels will be no holiday! Instead of the ‘traditional’ travelling experience Jaimi has decided to test her physical abilities by cycling around the world!
Travelling with her friend, Jaimi left the UK via Portsmouth and is currently cycling through France down to Tours, then following the Loire Valley to the West coast of France which they will travel down into Spain. Jaimi is only planning small sections of her travels at a time but they hope to go from Spain to Portugal, Italy and Croatia and onwards. It’s not going to be constant cycling for Jaimi (everyone deserves a rest!), she is planning on doing five days of cycling (hoping to travel about 50 miles a day) followed by two days off. While she is travelling Jaimi intends to learn Spanish (which will certainly come in handy) and get her diving licence – she’s even managed to pack her wetsuit so she can enjoy plenty of surfing and sea activities along the way. Jaimi will be setting up a blog to document her travels so keep your eyes peeled on our social media for the link.
Lisa Irving who worked as an Administration Assistant has always had the travelling bug and dreamed about returning to Asia after holidaying there previously. She set off to Bangkok to begin her adventure with her backpack, her friend and Cecil the Lion. After spending three nights in Bangkok Lisa plans to travel up to the North of Thailand to Chiang Mai taking in as much of the country as she can along the way. During her six months away she will be visiting Cambodia, Laos, Bali, The Philippines and Indonesia spending New Year’s Eve in Ko Pha Ngan. Lisa has taken the latest copy of the David Allen newsletter with her so we look forward to sharing pictures of it with you as it makes its way across Asia!
At David Allen we know the value of following your dreams and carrying out personal life ambitions and whole heartedly support our people in doing this – after all, life isn’t just about work!
We are so proud to be able to support both Jaimi and Lisa and can’t wait to hear all of the stories about their adventures when they return to David Allen in the future.