The late HRH Queen Elizabeth II provided us with her speech in 1992, to mark her 40th year on the throne. Named Annus Horribilis. These past few years, having passed through Covid and faced 2022 with renewed optimism and enthusiasm. War broke out in Ukraine, russia invaded again on the 24th of February 2022. Starting our journey of low and high points at a furious rate.
Our Ukrainian Opinov8rs have been amazing, and resilient in the face of the worst possible situation and circumstances. Christian and I have been moved by the just-get-shit-done mentality in the face of obvious resistance. We are so thankful for all of their efforts and the support of all of the Opinov8rs across 27 countries.
We continue to expand in the UK, US, Egypt, Colombia, and Poland, and we grew our company in an atmosphere of headwinds and uncertainty. The past three years have provided us with unfamiliar surroundings, and managing our way, and our company, through that has made us all stronger and ever more grateful.
We have amazing clients that are supported us through these tough times, and in return, we have innovated and built technology that has created over $500 Million for them, a truly symbiotic relationship and partnerships that we continue to be grateful for.
Annus horribilis (pl. anni horribiles) is a Latin phrase, meaning "horrible year". It is however complementary to annus mirabilis, which means "wonderful year".
We face into 2023 with renewed hope and optimism for our Ukrainian family and our ever-growing company of awesome Opinov8rs across the globe, we are driven even more so to continue to build and support Ukraine and the rest of our locations globally. We have grown and diversified our service offerings and will continue to do that in 2023 and beyond.
The fight and resilience that are now baked into our DNA will drive us forward with our core values at our core:
Being Collaborative, Innovative, Adventurous, Respectful, Responsible, and Intelligent.
Thank you for your support and empathy, have a great Holiday season, and see you in the New Year. The year of Wonder.
All the best, Christian and Craig