—— 2017 January ——
Happy new year! Thank you to everyone for your efforts in 2016.
In an effort to keep everyone updated, we have created this newsletter. Our aim is to make this a monthly or bi-monthly update. Thank you to Maggie for creating the template for the magazine.
As everyone knows, we will be relocating at the end of April, 2017. Although this was unexpected, the relocation of our office gives us an opportunity to start afresh and create an even better environment in a great location. I am proud to announce the new location of our office will be in Nihonbashi, close to Mitsukoshi-mae station. It is a bit more spacious than our current office and will enable us to create a more collaborative and enjoyable workplace.
Over the coming weeks we will be designing our new space and preparing for the move. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping to make this a smooth transition. Also, a big thanks to Yuichi Saito for introducing CBRE who found the office for us!
Below are a few photos of our new office.
Address: 1 Chome-2-6 Nihonbashihonchō, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 103-0023
- Mitsukoshi-mae (4-min walk), - Nihonbashi (7-min walk),
- Shin-Nihonbashi (7-min walk), - Ningyocho (9-min walk).
A very special thank you to Vicky Koh for 5 years service at Vega. Vicky was awarded a trophee and a 50,000 yen Bic Camera voucher.
Vicky was one of the first Vega employees and has been instrumental in the growth of Vega. Operating in multiple roles (accounting, purchasing, HR) Vicky has proven herself to be extremely proficient and a great asset to the company.
Congratulations Vicky and we look forward to working with you for another 5 years!
FY 2016 Sales to Date (Apr - Dec, 2016)
Sales (invoiced): 441 million
Total predicted sales for FY 2016: 826 million
Sales won (purchase orders received): 699 million
Open Opportunities: 345 million
We started off 2016 slowly, but the last 3 months has seen a healthy increase in sales. We hope to continue this upward trend until the end of this financial year (March 31) and finish the year strongly.
Recently won projects
- 1/31 Pigeon - Polycom Group 500 Install - ￥8.5m (Oka)
- 1/16 D.I.P (DE-SIGN) - ￥15.8m (Oka)
- 1/13 JP Morgan - ￥8.2m (Yuichi)
- 1/10 Guggenheim - ￥5.1m (Rich M)
- Amgen - Sapia Tower AV System - ￥9.2m
- Allianz AV Room Renovation - ￥12m
- Supercell - Tokyo AV System - ￥40m (Rich M)
- Google - GVC Upgrades - ￥85m (Charlie)
Here is an introduction of Vega's maintenance team:
Here are the 'FIREMEN' of Vega, helping to put out fires when they spring up! When our clients experience issues with their AV systems, our dedicated Maintenance team take care of them!
- Left: Michael Connolly (Service Team Coordinator)
- Center: Tsuyoshi Kono (Service Operations Manager)
- Right: Teruo Baba (Service Delivery Manager)
- New Member: Yuki Suehiro (For his introduction and photo, please refer to the "Starters" section.)
Thanks to Ralph, we now have a server for hosting our internal web sites, so expect more content to be coming soon! You will be able to access our internal web site when you are off-site by using our VPN. UPDATE COMING SOON!
TIPS: If your Outlook is overflowing, one solution is to use mail filtering rules to pre-sort your messages. It is easy! Contact Ralph with any questions.
We will soon have new phones in the office, with direct numbers for each team. Details will be coming via Spark.
Accounting and HR
Chua Hui Li is in charge of our Accounting and HR.
Although Chua is still very young, she has been doing a great job in this very challenging position.
Payroll and HR Related Issues
For payroll and HR related issues, Vega uses an outsourced company called Toma.
Amendment of Rules of Employment
As everyone knows, we recently revised our Rules of Employment (ROE), with one of the biggest changes being the introduction of ‘Flex-time’. So please refer to the ROE on the share drive (file://Z:\Management\Company\Rules_of_Employment) if you have any questions regarding leave, overtime etc.
After only being on the sales team for less than 6 months, Richard Miller has proven himself to be a natural salesman and closed 27.7 million yen in projects in December, 2016.
Welcome to Masayoshi Matsukawa, who joined us earlier in December 2016. Masa is an experienced PM and his presence will help to further strengthen our Project Team. Welcome to the team Masa!
M +81 (0)90 4228-7276
D +81 (0)3 4578-3400
Zhijing JIN (Maggie) is a special intern from the University of Hong Kong. During her one-month internship, she created our first ever edition of the newsletter, our first internal website, updated our external company website, assisted with sales reports by programming in Excel VBA and carried out a lot of other administrative and office support duties.
We want to say thank you to Zhijing for her hard work at Vega Japan during her short stay. After going back to university, Zhijing will continue to help us with our website and other administrative work remotely. Please feel free to contact her should you have any questions or wish to keep in touch. For the foreseeable future, she will keep her Vega email account.
Zhijing JIN (Maggie)
M +86 1367-1847-280
We also welcome Yuki Suehiro, who joined us on January 26. Yuki is bilingual and has a lot of on-site AV support experience. His experience will be invaluable and we look forward to having him on our team at Nomura. Please welcome Yuki to the Vega team!
M +81 (0)90 1200-4552
1/16 King & Spalding - Wireless Mic Upgrade (Rich M x Fred)
1/12 Google - RPG 28F Creative Space AV System (Charlie x Jeff)
1/8 Barclays - VC Codec & Monitor Upgrade (Rich M)
More project photos here
I would like to give a special thanks to the JPMC project team who have been working hard over the last few months to complete this project.
Final T&C is now taking place and the end is now in sight!
We are now hiring for the following position:
Feel free to take a look at our current vacancies on our website under About Us/Careers.
Congratulations to Rafael Rogado and Michael Connolly for recently passing the CTS exam!
The 14th edition of ISE, taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017, is expected to attract more than 65,000 visitors to more than 1,100 exhibitors.
Richard Johns and Charlie Hsieh will be attending ISE from Feb 6-10, 2017.
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