11 Sep Time & Tide 2017
The “Young Professionals” at Ward Williams Associates met to explore how their disciplines will develop into 2040. Individuals gathered at the stunning and inspirational setting of The Blue Bar, Porthtowan, travelling from our offices in London, Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth and Truro.
Paul Williams, one of the founding members of WWA, was enticed out of retirement to provide a first-hand account of the origins and drivers of the business during the first 30 years!
The team took part in a series of workshops orchestrated by Chris Hines MBE. Chris runs an organisation, A Grain of Sand, that works to help inspire, catalyse and drive positive change in a range of areas. He has enormous strength in campaigning and communications, sustainability and environmentalism.
The focus of the day was to consider what each discipline would look like; what WWA would look like and how this would affect careers when we reach 2040.
The group presented back with innovative ideas that considered the impact of IT; climate change; well-being and population growth. Their thoughts and aspirations will be used to shape the WWA business through the next 20 years and beyond.
Andy Snapes, Senior Partner says “We were very keen to understand how the next generation of senior professionals viewed the future. The WWA business is growing fast and our younger team members will be leading the business in 2040 so it is critical that we capture their ideas. This event has thrown up some exciting ideas and I really appreciate how open and honest the team has been. I am really looking forward to working with them all to shape our futures”.
The day was completed in true Cornish style with a spot of body boarding in a stormy sea!