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In My View: People love People

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Published 14:01 on 21 Feb 2022

In My View Article February 2022

by Jon Trigg, Founder and Managing Director of Freedom Works, Director of the Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry

People Love People

People Love PeopleThe Chichester Community is Back!

Last Wednesday I walked through Chichester market, and had lunch at The Barn with a friend. I then walked back to our Coworking space at Metro House.

There was one commonality throughout the course of the day; Chichester was buzzing - people were everywhere!

The market was packed, The Barn was fully booked and walking back to the offices the streets were busy, shops were busy. The office was full of local businesses - all with teams onsite making the most of working together under one roof.

Although the world has been slowly getting back to normal for a while, the one thought I had walking through our city was.isn't it great to see people interacting again without fear, precautions and concern.

The energy in the city was palpable and it really reinforced to me what community means; 'a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.'

The relationships we all have with each other, ranging from having a laugh with my friend over lunch, watching the guy on the fruit and veg stall in the market shouting out 'cherrys for a pound' which attracted a passersby to getting into the office and seeing the interaction of the different teams based there, really did reinforce that Chichester is a brilliant place to work, live and play. It reiterated a fundamental of making the city so special is the community, and how we interact with each other.

As mentioned, the city was buzzing, people were everywhere. We wanted to be together, we wanted to chat, we wanted to interact and we wanted to collaborate.

In my view.People love People and being together physically helps us mentally, socially and we are more productive when we work and collaborate together.

The ability of getting us all interacting physically is the glue that binds our community together, and last Wednesday really reinforced to me how important it is for us all to be amongst each other than the remote siloed living we have been forced to do over the last 2 years.

Last updated 13:42 on 11 May 2022

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