In just two weeks, the company I have been working at, for nearly eight years, will close its doors for eternity. NRG International is being integrated with two of its sisters and will be based in Holland, not here in Guernsey. I made the decision to stay in Guernsey as moving to Holland is not something I wish to do- and I have other; bigger ideas!

Over these years, I have travelled quite a bit of the world. For the sake of posterity, here is a list of the 34 countries I have visited whilst working for NRG International! For the complete picture, I have also added the holidays I remember!

2002

  • Hannover, Germany – CeBit Exhibition
  • Jersey, Channel Islands – Work
  • Oslo & Bergen, Norway – Work
  • Athens, Greece – Work
  • Serbia – Work
  • Croatia – Work
  • Slovenia – Work
  • Slovakia – Work
  • Stockholm, Sweden – Course
  • Nassau, Bahamas – Holiday
  • Wales, UK – Holiday (WRC Rally)

2003

  • Hannover, Germany – CeBit Exhibition
  • Bulgaria – Work
  • Jersey – Work
  • Slovenia – Work
  • Serbia – Work
  • Croatia – Work
  • South Africa – Incentive trip
  • South of France, Holiday
  • Malta – Holiday

2004

  • Hannover, Germany – CeBit Exhibition
  • Sofia, Bulgaria – Presenter at conference
  • Belgium – Work
  • United Kingdom – Course
  • Netherlands – Work
  • Spain, Roadtrip – Holiday

2005

  • Belgium – Work
  • Portugal – Presenter at conference
  • Malta – Holiday

2006

  • Norway – Presenter at conference
  • Netherlands – Course
  • United Kingdom – Course
  • Rome, Italy – Presenter at conference
  • Belgium – Work
  • Moscow, Russia – Course trainer

2007

  • United Kingdom – Course
  • Majorca, Spain – Incentive trip
  • Iceland – Sales competition prize
  • Netherlands – Course
  • Istanbul, Turkey – Course trainer
  • Kiev, Ukraine – Course trainer
  • Netherlands – Meeting

2008

  • Tanzania – Course trainer
  • Zambia – Course trainer
  • Netherlands – Warehouse tour
  • Barcelona, Spain – Presenter at conference
  • Lagos, Nigeria – Course trainer
  • Vietnam – Incentive trip
  • Bahrain – Course trainer
  • United Kingdom – Course
  • Athens, Greece – Course trainer
  • Poland – Course trainer
  • London, United Kindom – Course
  • Netherlands – Meeting
  • Maldives – Diving holiday

2009

  • Norway – Presenter at conference
  • Istanbul, Turkey – Course trainer
  • Beirut, Lebanon – Course trainer
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Incentive trip
  • Malta – Conference and Course trainer

The result of all this travel is a British Airways Silver Executive Club card and plenty of experiences. In this time I have chopped the top of a champagne bottle off with a sword and stroked a real live leopard, not the sort of things you do in the average office job! Other things like wielding a lightsabre on stage and being driven at 100mph, in a dodgy taxi, through Beirut might also fall into this category! It’s hard to say for sure!

It has been a great few years and all this makes me think about what the next few years will offer. I guess we’ll see!!

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4 Responses

  1. H

    The next few years will be filled with yet more exciting new challenges (possibly a lot less travel)! Exciting in a different way, but exciting none the less. The advantages of being your own boss!

  2. shane

    Potentially also a lack of sleep, no spare time and a low bank balance! – Can’t wait!!!

  3. H

    I thought that’s why you had me … for use of my bank balance!