At the end of each year, we look back through our calendar and tally up what we’ve achieved, it’s a great exercise to help us understand what we’ve spent our time doing, an opportunity to give ourselves a pat on the back and decide what we need to stop doing in the coming year.
This year has been full of challenges. Our heart goes out to the businesses that have had to repeatedly close their doors, those that don’t lend themselves easily to being online, those business owners that have had to shield themselves or who have lost loved ones. We hope that the government support will get you through to brighter and better times.
When all of the training that we deliver began to be cancelled or postponed in March, we were very fearful of how the year would unfold.
Our initial response was to collaborate and provide free of charge support on resilience which was well received. Once we all realized that this global pandemic was here to stay for a while, our clients trusted us to take all delivery online. Thankfully we were already adept at online delivery and the transition to take all our work online was a relatively smooth one.
We’ve always worked in the space of supporting progression for underrepresented groups, but the balance of our work shifted significantly from gender to race, supporting ethnically diverse colleagues and inclusion in the workplace following the killing of George Floyd on 25th May 2020.
As a result of our ability to be adaptable, evolve and pivot, the business has grown in reach, revenue and numbers in team in 2020. More detail is below.
Our retreats went online, we focused on the theme of resilience during this difficult year, collaborating with experts to create a free resilience video resource as well as using this as the theme of the retreats we ran. We had overwhelming positive feedback, that this was exactly what was needed amongst all of the uncertainty.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making 2020 a success, we are truly grateful.
Get in touch and let us know how we can help or support your work next year and watch this space for new and exciting initiatives in 2021 …