Employees at one of Malta’s leading insurance companies, GasanMamo, were treated to a day in Rome; an activity organised by the company as part of the activities marking 20 years of operations since the merger of Gasan Insurance Agency and Galdes & Mamo.
On Saturday 5th October, a large group of excited employees made their way to Rome, as the company shifted a gear on “GMI Day” – their annual celebration day. The day started with a morning flight to Rome. Upon arrival, the group was greeted with sunny and warm weather. The morning was spent visiting some places of interest including the Colosseum, Foro Romano, Palatine Hill and Saint Peter’s Square. This was followed by a traditional Italian lunch served at a typical Roman restaurant.
After lunch the staff enjoyed some free time around the Spanish steps area, with a small group opting to participate in an organised walking tour around central Rome, covering some majestic sights such as the Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, before reconvening and heading back to the airport at for the flight back to Malta.
“At GasanMamo, we know that company culture is an extremely important part of the work experience,” said Julian Mamo, Managing Director. “We value our employees and want them to feel appreciated and supported throughout their time at GasanMamo. Taking them on a day trip to Rome, to celebrate a milestone that we have achieved collectively, is one way in which we show our appreciation.”
This year marked the fifth year that GasanMamo organised its annual GMI day. Past activities have included team building activities and speeches celebrating the good work achievedand highlighting future goals ahead as well as inspirational talks from external speakers. The event is usually characterised by an air of general comradery amongst colleagues and is one of the most anticipated company staff events on the annual calendar.
As in previous years, the company also took the opportunity of GMI day to celebrate the recognition of its most longstanding staff. Celebrating 15 years of service were Mr. Kristian Vella, Mr. Karl Borg, Ms. Marcon Agius, Mr. Michael Farrugia, Ms. Sarah Kay Mangion, and Ms. Antonia Briffa. Celebrating 20 years were Mr. Joseph Fenech, Mr. Kurt Caruana, Mr. Ramon Sultana, and Mr. George Portelli Hale. With an outstanding 25 years of service, Mr. Gordon Axiak and Ms. Dorianne Saliba Bonello.
“Our strength as a company isn’t just marked by the financial results – it is shown in our employees’ engagement and enthusiasm. Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills are essential for building success; and bringing our employees together for these events is absolutely essential to foster a sense of community spirit,” added Vanessa Portelli, General Manager.