I think that there is a lot to be said for setting ambitious challenges at the start of the year and then seeing how far you can take them. Thinking about last years’ resolutions, I am very proud of what I achieved even though I didn’t quite hit the mark on all of them. My running goal was to cover 1800km in the year and to beat my best time in the Brighton marathon in April. I didn’t quite achieve either of these, but I had a lot of fun trying – and did manage to compete in 20 races over the course of the year. I also started swimming, which I haven’t done since school. After a slightly difficult first attempt, I am now getting the hang of it and finally realising how privileged I am to have a really good swimming pool just 5 minutes from the office.
I have thought about my resolutions for 2018 with an ambitious direction for the company in mind. After two years of working in Coast to Capital, I am so proud to lead an organisation where people are so expert, passionate and fully engaged on making our region a place where everybody can achieve their ambitions. To help you in setting your resolutions here are my suggestions about what we could do in order to get ahead of the challenges and opportunities that the year will bring: