How to do business development from your kitchen

Rachel Bell of Stride Treglown

Relationships are everything and coronavirus can’t stop us talking, writes Rachel Bell of Stride Treglown

Like everyone, I’m still adjusting to working from home, stuck in place with headset on, chatting all day long on Skype or Zoom or Teams. Although there’s more time, it’s exhausting.

As we deal with the immediate impacts and get used to the new reality, my thoughts are turning to the longer-term implications for business development, which is my area of responsibility at the practice I work for.

Previously, my strategic approach was all about being accessible, getting out and about, and talking to and supporting colleagues, business partners and clients.

There had never been a set routine. I flitted about the country, having a breakfast meeting here, dropping in on one of our regional offices there, and attending a black tie do in the evening. Long hours, but it suited my personality – provided I could keep up my other passion: yoga!

This is premium content. 

Only logged in subscribers have access to it.

Login or SUBSCRIBE to view this story

Gated access promo

Existing subscriber? LOGIN

A subscription to Building Design will provide:

  • Unlimited architecture news from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest buildings from all corners of the world
  • Full access to all our online archives
  • PLUS you will receive a print copy of WA100 worth over £30 when it is published in December.

Subscribe now for unlimited access.

Alternatively REGISTER for free access on selected stories and sign up for email alerts