Although Cora has always operated with some remote team members the company went fully remote when the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Our adaption to remote working was swift and delivered many benefits to all team members.
This clip outlines some of those benefits along with details of the initiatives which help keep us connected.
It is also an ideal jumping off point to take in some of the best attractions in the northwest of Ireland, including mountain biking along wonderful country trails, boating on the Shannon Erne Waterway, which is Europe’s longest inland navigable waterway, enjoying Tullaghan beach, the dramatic northwest coastline and the beautiful Glencar waterfall.
A huge advantage is our convenient location, which is less than a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport and an hour from Knock Airport. There are good Train and Bus links to Dublin and Sligo.
The Bedford office is a cornerstone of the Cora experience, as staff members regularly cross over from the UK office to our Irish headquarters and vice-versa. Bedford is an enchanting place to live and work. It’s a city with a rich history and bicycle friendly, and is well connected by road, rail and air so it’s easy to get to from anywhere. It’s got the advantage, too, that it’s close to London (It’s about an hour’s drive to the city), but far enough so that accommodation is reasonably priced.
The office itself is close to the city’s iconic bridge and located near the high street (so it’s ideally located for lunch-time shopping), but not on the busy high street.
Cora has established an office in San Jose, California to liaise with our growing client base in North America. Sane Jose is, of course, home to Silicon Valley, the world’s epicentre of tech innovation. It’s also a wonderful place to live and work, as it hugs the Pacific Ocean and is on the doorstep of the breathtaking Yosemite national wildlife park.
At Cora, we take enormous pride in the work we complete and the relationships we build with our clients.
We always strive to hire and grow the best talent in our area, and to invest in your future once you decide to join our family. It’s one of the four pillars to our company strategy.
Everyone at Cora is encouraged to bring their own flair to their role and to contribute at the highest level they possibly can. The wonderful thing is that it means you can really see your own stamp on the success of our company, which is personally very rewarding.
Club Cora is our after work-hours social club which runs some cool events such as games nights, go-karting, comedy nights, table quizzes as well as the annual Christmas Party and our memorable Summer BBQs.
Events are usually held once a quarter. We also host online events which help bring our remote teams closer together.
The Cora diversity policy is built into our recruitment process and our workplace practices in an effort to increase our diversity, age and gender balance, mix of nationalities, employment of those with disabilities, and to check that we are growing our skillset as a company with people of various background, skills, hobbies and interests. At the moment, for example, 36% of our staff is female.