We’ve had a very busy Q3 at Capital International. The warmer weather brought our staff out of their sporting shells with golf, football, marathons and even a school sports day!

The Leaders Council Podcast

Group CEO, Greg Ellison, was invited to speak on a podcast alongside former England cricket captain, Sir Andrew Strauss. Organised by the Leaders Council, in the episode Greg reveals what it's like to be a business leader in the finance industry today. Click play to listen:

The Castletown Cup

A record turnout of over 200 golfers teed off at the Capital International sponsored Castletown Cup in July. Our very own Greg Easton competed on the day and was there to award the trophies after a hard fought contest out on the green.

Business Development Manager, Greg Easton, with presenting the cup to the winning lady.

A Refreshed Approach to Recognition

This quarter our Culture Club introduced a brand-new appreciation scheme. Following a staff survey, it was decided that the new scheme should aim to:

·        Simplify the nominations process for appreciation awards.

·        Make appreciation less formal.

·        Encourage more frequent appreciation.  

Since the launch of the new scheme, there has been great uptake, with staff using the new online thank you badges to nominate their colleagues for appreciation awards which are given out on a monthly basis.

The Isle of Man Marathon

Despite the blistering heat, team Capital put in a stellar performance at the Isle of Man Marathon in August. There were some incredible times achieved in difficult conditions. Well done to Paul Atherton, Antony Kelsey, Werner Alberts, Rhodes Brown and Clive Dugdale.

Antony Kelsey, Werner Alberts and Paul Atherton.

The Capital Cup

In August, our Culture Club launched the Capital Cup! Named after mountains/hills in the Isle of Man and South Africa, our employees have been sorted into one of four houses: Mafadi, Colden, Drakensberg or Greeba.

Staff will compete over the next 12 months to score points in a range of challenges and events, with the ultimate goal of having the name of their house engraved on the coveted trophy. With staff having already competed in a geography quiz and school sports day event, it looks like it’s set to be a highly competitive but fun-filled year ahead. May the best house win!