Never once did we ever contemplate marking our 15th year with us all being apart… The crystal ball did not reveal ‘global pandemic’ when we started 2020 full of the joys…but it has been a year like no other.
The team have made us proud and have shown even more than ever that it is the people who make Aurora the place that it is, even when we are not together. We have missed each other, and the office hustle a lot more than many of us anticipated. But we’ve ‘Zoom-ed’ and ‘Teams-ed’ A LOT…we’ve remotely played bingo, tasted wine, escaped a room, cooked off, quizzed, scavenger hunted and chatted.
The pandemic hasn’t stopped us. Life goes on and for us it’s been business as (semi) usual.
Since lockdown started in March – we have had one rearranged wedding, one new baby, two new puppies, two team members spending time working abroad, one sabbatical and six house/flat moves…and it hasn’t stopped us professionally either.
We have not stopped developing, recognising achievements, and crucially promoting the team during this crazy year. We felt strongly that careers should continue to thrive, and hard work be rewarded. There were eight team promotions and four new job roles created within the team.
In June, Anna (K) was promoted to Account Executive, Izzy and Manahil were promoted to Senior Account Executive, Sarah (N) started a new role as Director of Operations and Sarah (P) began work as HR Business Partner.
During October Josh was made a Senior Account Executive, Akina became a Senior Account Manager and Jenny moved up to Senior Account Director.
The most recent promotion was Rosie this month to Account Director. Helen’s role developed from Executive PA to Business Associate and Rachel returned from sabbatical and transitioned into a new role as our Editorial Lead.
Our first remote new starter is imminent and next year is not far away.
Along with the work we do for clients to make a difference to the patients they serve, the team remains the thing we are most proud of at Aurora. They continue to work so hard every day to make a difference in the work we do.