Celebrating Success: YOLO Shines Bright at the 2024 Richmond Business Excellence Awards

We at YOLO are ecstatic to share some incredible news with our community! Recently, amidst a pool of remarkable businesses and individuals, YOLO stood out and was proudly commended in two prestigious award categories at the 2024 Richmond Business Excellence Awards. Hosted by the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA) and The Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond (Yorkshire) Guild, these awards recognize outstanding contributions to our local business landscape.

Adapting, Thriving, Excelling: YOLO's Journey

As we celebrate our 10th year anniversary, these accolades hold special significance for us. From the very inception of YOLO, our mission has been clear: to cultivate the best workplace environment imaginable. Our journey began with a simple yet powerful belief that when people are given the space to thrive, remarkable things happen. Over the years, we've woven a tapestry of inclusivity, innovation, and camaraderie into the fabric of our organization.

Embracing Uniqueness, Fostering Growth

At YOLO, we're not just a company; we're a family. From ping pong battles during lunch breaks to our legendary weekly grub clubs, every aspect of our workplace culture reflects our commitment to fostering a space where individuals can truly be themselves. No uniforms, no constraints—just a chilled-out office vibe where creativity flourishes and collaboration knows no bounds.

Awards That Reflect Our Values

The Dennis Graves Award for Young Person of the Year, sponsored by Mocha, honored Julijia Kurme from our very own YOLO team. Julijia's dedication, creativity, and unwavering passion embody the spirit of our organization. Her recognition is a testament to our commitment to nurturing talent and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Additionally, YOLO was honored in the the Best Employer award category, sponsored by Market Place Travel. This recognition underscores our relentless dedication to creating an environment where every team member feels valued, supported, and inspired to do their best work every day.

A Heartfelt Thank You

As we reflect on this remarkable achievement, we extend our deepest gratitude to our incredible team whose hard work and dedication make YOLO the vibrant community it is. We also want to express our appreciation to the Richmond Business Excellence Awards organizers, the esteemed Judging Panel, and our supportive community for recognizing and celebrating our efforts.

Looking Ahead: YOLO's Commitment to Excellence

As we bask in the glow of these achievements, we remain committed to pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and making a positive impact in our community. With each passing year, we reaffirm our pledge to be a beacon of excellence, both in the workplace and beyond.

Thank you for being part of our journey. Here's to many more years of success, growth, and making every day at YOLO count!