A very Happy New Year from Alice PR! After a restorative Christmas break, we are back at it and looking ahead to a bright new year – even if it must begin in lockdown, we’re keeping our eye on the light at the end of the tunnel.
2020 was a year like no other and, while we had a lot to look back on and celebrate from the year, we were more than happy to put it to bed. With that said, we are taking some learnings with us into the new year and making a few changes.
Making remote working work for us
The introduction of Covid-19 guidelines back in March 2020 meant big changes in our day-to-day working practices with photocalls and physical events postponed or, where possible, moved online. It also meant working from home.
As a small, close-knit team, we’re used to bouncing ideas off each other in the office and sitting down together to catch up on client work or the latest Netflix obsession. But with several members of our team already working from home on a regular basis, it didn’t take long for the rest of us to adapt to virtual meetings and to make the most of traditional and online tools for all our professional communications (and occasional procrastination).
While the benefits of working from home (No commuting! Homemade lunches! Four-legged co-workers!) will never outweigh how much we need and want to get back into an office together (and goodness know we cannot wait to all get together again!), we’ve decided to find a balance between the two and to shift to a more hybrid model.
When restrictions allow and we return to the office, we’ll be doing so on a more flexible basis so that everyone finds the right pattern of remote and office-based working that benefits our team and our clients.
A change of address for Alice HQ
With this new approach comes the need for a new space and we’ve made an exciting move to a new office in Rathmines!
While we’re sad to say goodbye to our neighbours and favourite lunch spots around Great Strand Street, we’re looking forward to settling into a new space on Fortescue Lane, just a stone’s throw from the La Touche Bridge on the Grand Canal.
We’re very excited to get into our new office and will be sharing a sneak peek just as soon as the lockdown lifts and we can get to work with our interior design hats on.
But, for now, here are the updated details you’ll need to find us when the world returns to the office:
Address: 10 Fortescue Lane, Mountpleasant Avenue Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 X4W7
Tel: 00353 1 558 2151
And of course, if there’s a coffee spot or lunch location you’d recommend in the area, be sure to let us know!