The annual Lendable offsite is integral to our exceptional company culture.
Our team is dispersed across the globe, as we are located in the same regions as both our borrowers and our investors, and so creating the occasion to gather in one place is a fundamentally unifying, valuable and rewarding experience for all the Lendable team.
Lendable recognises that a vital component in maintaining a healthy, evolving company is fostering open communication and engagement interpersonally, cross-departmentally and throughout all levels of the team — our annual company retreat is one of the ways in which we actively invest in our staff well-being and we are proud that our team describe the offsite as a highlight of their year.
Having previously held our annual offsites in Kenya and South Africa, Lendable’s growing team assembled this year in Istanbul, Turkey for a week of coworking and strategy, whilst enjoying the best baklava this wonderful city had to offer! Our team benefited from the unique perspective Turkey offers, as an emerging market sitting intermediately between Europe and Asia, and we were highly appreciative of the chance to speak with the leaders of two prominent Turkish fintechs, who provided excellent insights into their respective markets.
Ultimately, the offsite is our opportunity to enhance and strengthen the values that underpin our work and relationships with each other; our integrity, rigorous communication, team playing, our good judgment and our ability to be demanding of ourselves and push for improvement wherever we can, played an intrinsic part in the success of the offsite. Through cultivating our relationships with one another, we are setting the Lendable team up for another triumphant year, delivering outstanding service to our investors and our borrowers, and furthering our mission of creating a more equitable and sustainable world through data and finance.