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New Year’s resolutions: What are your aims for 2020?

December 2019

 

As 2019 draws to a close, we’re looking ahead to the new year and the new decade. Fora’s aim is to help our Residents achieve amazing things, so we sat down with some of them to ask what it is they’re hoping to tick off the list in 2020 and beyond. Here’s what they said:

 

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Will Holdoway, Director @ Method Events

What are you most excited about for the future? Nurturing the people that we’re in the process of hiring at the moment; Developing them and the business; Building a real company culture.

Do you have any resolutions for the new year? I reckon this is one that everyone thinks about but never commits to – how about not pressing the snooze button on your alarm? If I can stop myself from hitting it for a few months, then I’ll feel pretty good about myself.

 

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Ed Peirera, Owner and Founder @ Pear Communications

What are you most excited about for the future? Growth – I love growth, I love bringing new team members in. It’s one of my biggest challenges but also one of the things I love the most: Seeing the team grow. Recruitment can be a headache sometimes but at the same time it’s brilliant.

Do you have any resolutions for the new year? Being better at my work-life balance. That’s probably my biggest resolution. I know that to be at the top of the game and get the best quality of output, I need on top both physically and mentally. So yes, being healthier and having more brain-time for myself.

 

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Jason Morjaria, Founder @ Commusoft

What are you most excited about for the future? We’ve just opened a new US office in Chicago. Setting up the company over there was easy, getting visas for staff was really hard. But we finally got them last week, so our Head of Marketing flew over there yesterday and she’s setting up and selling out in the US at this very moment, which is super exciting!

Do you have any resolutions for the new year? I’ve never been one for one-off resolutions. I’m more focused on setting longer-term targets like growing certain teams: the UX team and a new video team for example.

 

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James Dutton, Managing Director @ Method Events

What are you most excited about for the future? What I’m most looking forward to is having a team, building a company. This is a process we’re going through at the moment. And the idea that in a year’s time there might be 6/8/10 of us working for Method is just so exciting!

Do you have any resolutions for the new year? I have a Swedish girlfriend and I’d like to spend more time in Sweden. I’m also trying to learn Swedish at the moment. Duolingo tells me that I’ve been doing it for 200 days, but I feel there is still a long way to go…

 

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Taylor Farrimond, General Manager @ Fora – Southwark

What are you most excited about for the future? There is loads happening around Elephant and Castle, so I’m really happy that I moved to this area. Eateries and small businesses are popping up everywhere so I’m quite excited to explore my new neighbourhood and discover new places.

Do you have any resolutions for the new year? Spend more time with my friends, travel more, do more city breaks and see more of Europe. And probably eat healthier and go for the wellness snack of the day instead of the chocolate fingers.