It’s been a busy week for the ojo solutions team… it turns out that some heavy duty socialising really takes it out of a digital transformation company.
What a week it was at the Bath Boules Week! Featuring boules (of course), food carts, a fantastic line-up of speakers and, of course, the Creative Bath Awards, the week culminated in the England Vs Tunisia match, screened live in the square.
What could be more French than an English victory, after all?
We were, of course, thrilled to be sponsoring this event. For all the fun we had (oh what fun!), all money raised went to a good cause – the Bath Boules Charitable Trust. The trust raises money for local charities in Bath… to date, that amount is in excess of £350,000.
Kicking off with a sumptuous four-course menu created by Menu Gordon Jones, the local Michelin starred fine-dining eatery, the festival went from strength to strength. Thankfully, the second event on the Monday was a refresher class for those among us whose boules skills were… less than adequate.
Better yet, we saw a unique evening unfold with Michael Eavis at the forefront. As the founder of the Glastonbury festival, his insights into setting up a British institution from scratch were fascinating. Eavis admitted he still drove a basic car and that he’s developing affordable housing… a true embodiment of someone working for the public good.
That’s something we can really get behind.
It was a huge event for the ojo solutions team, too. On the Thursday, we attended the Creative Bath Summer Party and Awards as Finalists in three categories:
• Creativity for Good
A fantastic accolade, and a real statement of intent for the future of ojo solutions in the South West. We were up against some solid competition, and it was outstanding to be included in these prestigious undertakings.
From Friday onwards, the party was back – a party as French as only a Roman-built city in England can be. With a closed road street-food market and live music, the square became the heart of Bath for the weekend.
From our perspective, the ability to network and rub shoulders with Bath and the South West’s best and brightest was an opportunity too good to ignore. We’ve met with some amazingly dedicated people; the Bath Boules week truly encapsulated what the creative scene in the South West is capable of.
Next year can’t come soon enough, and we are excited and proud to be part of the next 12 months of creativity.