Where do I begin, today we celebrate our 23rd Birthday, we have gone through the growing pains, through the awkward teens and are now facing life as an adult. Its been quite a ride so far and, the truth is, we are just getting started.
The good ship Portcullis, privately owned and still steered by the founding directors; Mark Lane, Paul Docherty and Peter Edgeler, having spent most of its life moored up in the grange barn in Pinner (how I miss that barn) sailed the short distance to its new Dock at Portcullis House.
As the team prepare to pass over the keys to Cisco, and finally the 3 Amigos become 2 and then eventually 1, I thought it would be nice to look back at what is quite a glittering palmares and pay homage to what has been achieved so far.
When you think about it, the achievements over the past 23 years are incredibly impressive; especially when you consider the global events the directors have managed the company through and yet present a strong and financially attractive company that many admire.
With a final glance at the past the directors would like to share the message below with you as valued clients, employees (past & present) and partners for your ongoing support:
“We owe you all a massive debt and salute all of those who have supported and helped us along the way on what has been wonderful journey and for those that didn’t, shame on you!!” The Three Amigos 11/11/2015
The future is bright but it may not be purple, which I would imagine for Paul Docherty is a truly wonderful thing as he hates our company colour with a passion.
With Cisco about to take ownership, we have been challenged with one key goal, to drive the Cisco Advisory Service to be the largest and most impressive security consultancy in the world. Given our track record its understandable why they have such confidence in our potential and we are truly excited for the challenges that lie ahead.
I would like to finish off this birthday message with a personal special thanks to the Directors. It has been an incredible pleasure working for Portcullis for the past 4 and a half years and working in what has been, and what I have been assured will continue to be, a family business, for years to come.
Enjoy retirement padre, you’ve earned it.