All hail video calls! Where would we have been this year without the ability to connect to our families, friends, colleagues and customers via video calls? This technology was already widely used in business, particularly within organisations with regional or global offices, but it became the cornerstone of our link to the outside – both personally and professionally.
Zoom, MS Teams and Google Hangouts became go-to brands, enabling us to re-route our communication and keep our remote teams together. Our parents, grandparents and even The Queen have been ‘zooming’ helping us to connect with our loved ones and to celebrate family events, socialise with our friends, attend fitness classes, webinars and even have appointments with our GP’s – all from the safety of our homes. We have run some projects completely remotely thanks to this easily available video technology.
We were delighted to still be able to enjoy the annual WOBA awards ceremony all thanks to video conferencing. We are founding members of the West Oxfordshire Business Awards and 2020 is a milestone 10 years. Its purpose – to celebrate brilliant businesses of all shapes and sizes felt more important this year than ever before.