the lonely little coin counter

The team that counts together stays together.

Or something like that.

Back in August, Joe gave a little insight into the world of the finance team here at innocent


A few months ago, James (our Finance Director) entered his team for the Accountancy Age Awards (the Oscars of number crunching) and excitingly, they've been shortlisted for the Finance Team of the Year. The awards are next week so we'll keep you posted on how they do.

Meantime, here's a picture of the whole team together, one big happy abacus loving family

Team finance
Except there's one member of the Finance team who is not in this picture.

Who never gets invited to lunch, never gets asked their opinion on the latest budget and never gets any desk toys or email forwards whatsoever despite being integral to the running of the business.

All this team member gets to do is to sit in a lonely part of the office, with nothing but a filing cabinet, unhung picture and a few random trays to chat to.

Occasionally Ryan remembers this neglected team member, comes along and gets him out his box.

Count it

Spend some time with him, chucks a few coins his way and makes him feel such a part of the team again that his little face lights up in green LED joy.


But then it's back in the box, back on top of the filing cabinet and forgotten about until the next time petty cash needs counting.

He's hired a tux especially for next week's award bash.

Fingers crossed they'll remember to take him along.