One of the questions we get asked most often is ‘what is it like working with your family?’. You hear horror stories about family arguments and fallouts from working together, so understandably this is a common question.
However, at Avorium we have really found that working together has been one of our strengths, not a weakness at all. During lockdown, living together in the same house really helped us to discuss the detail of starting Avorium and allowed us to make far more progress that we would have otherwise. We have been able to make big decisions quickly and efficiently as we were all living in the same space.
Luckily for us, we all have different strengths when it comes to business. Georgia is very good with numbers, so can easily handle finance, production and operations. Olivia is perfect for building our brand, and her skills at photography and passion for Avorium products really comes across in our social media. Tom likes to work with people, so handles our sales and relationships with other brands and agencies. We are lucky that we have our own areas of the business to run, we can all give our advice and opinions, but there is someone responsible for each section.
Now we are up and running, working as a family is really helpful. If we have a busy day in the shop, we can continue working together at home or in our office. This allows us to be so much more efficient than having to put off work until the next day or week. We are all really committed to Avorium so putting in extra time to the business is something we all love to do!
I hope this has given you a bit of an insight into what working with family can be like. So far, we love it and highly recommend it to everyone! Happy siblings day!