hap Year In Review: Looking Back On 2021

It’s fair to say that 2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year, but we’ve come through it stronger than ever. As a team, we’ve achieved some incredible things in the last 12 months. We had over 62,343 people register to work with us, gained a strong relationship with various festivals and events, and added 30 people to our in-house team. Oh, and we also celebrated our fifth anniversary

As we head into 2022, we spoke to the team about their highlights over the past year – as well as what they’re most looking forward to…  

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We’ve seen tremendous growth (Amy, Head of Festivals & Events) 

It goes without saying that hap has grown tremendously in the last 12 months. We’ve almost doubled in size since 2020, and have branched out into new and exciting sectors. As a result, we now have more clients, more staff, and an office busier than ever before! I see how hard everyone is working to ensure everything runs smoothly for clients and candidates alike, and I’m proud to be part of that. 

Our in-house team has expanded (Charlotte, General Manager & Head of Recruitment) 

My highlight of 2021 also has to be the growth that hap has seen this year! We’ve gone from 15 full-time staff to 45 – a massive achievement for the business. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished despite what has been a difficult year for us all. It’s truly a testament to what an amazing group of people we have here at hap and the hard work everyone has put in. I’m insanely proud to be part of such a wonderful team. 

We hit some huge milestones (Millie, Staffing Manager) 

This was my first year at hap, and it’s hard to believe how far the company (and myself!) has come in the last 12 months. It was amazing to be promoted after just four months on the job, and I can’t wait to grow and learn with the team as the years go by. I also celebrated my first work anniversary this year, which was an absolute blast – everyone made 2021 so special! 

We have exciting plans for 2022 (Millie, Social Media Executive) 

2021 has been an inspiring year and I’m looking forward to the next one. I plan on organising and raising money for more charity events for the office staff in 2022. I’m also excited to get involved in preparing for summer and the upcoming festival season (which I’m sure will be busy!). I’ve learned so much whilst being at hap, and I’ll continue to progress in the new year. I’m also eager to see how the team grows over the next 12 months. 

It’s going to be a long, hot summer (Max, Head of Client Partnerships)

In 2022, I plan on continuing to bring new clients into the business, maintaining the amazing relationships we have already, and seeing the fantastic events and shows they deliver. As someone who loves running large-scale events from beginning to end, I can’t wait to get stuck into festivals – I anticipate they’ll be huge next year! I’m also looking forward to staffing more hotels across the UK. 

We’re looking forward to supporting a range of clients (Jenny, Staffing Manager) 

I’m really looking forward to the 2022 festival season! I can already tell that it’s going to be a busy summer and I expect more events to return in the new year. Of course, we won’t be solely focusing on this sector. The hospitality industry will no doubt need our continued support and we’ll be there to provide them with the staff they need to deliver a successful service. 

Join us for the ride 

2022 looks set to be another year packed with excitement and new opportunities. Fancy joining us? 

Whether you’re a festival, events or hospitality operator searching for a flexible staffing partner, or a jobseeker looking for flexible work, get in touch with us today. 


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