Expatpreneur eAwards 2020: Rebecca Forwood On Being A Trailblazer

“I feel we paved the way for a lot of businesses that exist today!” says The Fishwives Founder and Director.
11 August 2020

“I love what The Fishwives represents as a responsible, sustainable commercial outfit, and Rebecca is operationally phenomenal,” gushed eAwards judge Junxian Lee.

So it’s perhaps not at all surprising that many copycat businesses have popped up since Rebecca brought the brand – which focuses on sustainably sourced foods – with her from Hong Kong to SG in 2001. “I feel we paved the way for a lot of businesses that exist today!” says the Australian expat, who has three children – Chloe 18, Matilda 15, and Louis, 13 – with her hubby William.

Overseeing both a popular store at Cluny Court mall and a bustling e-commerce site, Rebecca acknowledges that it can be difficult to leave “work at work”. “I do try and switch off everything on Sundays, but as we are a seven-days-a-week business it’s hard to completely switch off,” she says. “My family are very good about it and understand… mostly!”

Find out more about The Fishwives here.

About The Finder Expatpreneur Awards
In 2017, The Finder debuted its first-ever Expatpreneur Awards to honour foreign-born entrepreneurs running successful expat-owned businesses in or from Singapore. In 2019, 22 expats were awarded for their tremendous dedication. This 2020, a new batch of 19 winners has been unveiled! All of them have one thing in common: Their brands help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s core mission.

By Jashleen Kaur, The Finder Issue 303

Like this? Read about more ways to Live Well in SG, and read our digital magazine here.

More on The Finder:

Meet The Winners And MORE! All About The Finder’s Expatpreneur eAwards 2020
Who Won The Finder’s Expatpreneur Awards 2019? Find Out Here!
About The Finder’s Expatpreneur Awards 2018
Expatpreneur Awards 2017: Meet The Succesful Expats And Expat-Friendly Businesses In Singapore

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