The Walshe Group celebrated its 40th year over the weekend at a company celebration in Sydney’s Manly. Staff from New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan flew in for working sessions in the morning and celebrations in the afternoon and evening. The theme of the birthday was ‘Endurance and Evolution’. The day was opened by founder and stalwart, Rodney Walshe who began the company in New Zealand in 1976. Managing Director and owner Jacqui Walshe shared her insights on the business, thanking staff, particularly those who have been with the company for decades. “Over 40 per cent of our staff have been with us for five plus years. We are seeing a company shift as we expand our destination division and have seen a substantial growth in this footprint over the last 15 years with clients today including Hawaii Tourism Oceania, NYC & Company, Visit Flanders, Oman Tourism, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority under our roof.” The Walshe Group has over 120 employees in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Edited by Ian McIntosh