Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
Two of my big cousins. I was always really shy growing up but they were very slightly older and involved with a drama group so I loved seeing their confidence especially at the shows and pantos they were involved in!
What initially attracted you to enterprise?
I loved the individuality of it, I like doing things my way and business has allowed me to do this and see the benefits from it.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
In my business I made our first sale to a landlord that I knew from previous employment who used to rent offices that I managed. I had stayed in touch with the landlords PA and after filling out our initial market research survey she got in touch to arrange the job!
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
The financial/accountancy side of the business has been my biggest challenge by far. I had little knowledge the wrong support initially who gave me some incorrect advice but with the right accountant and lots of hard work it’s all turned around!
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
I have a great group of entrepreneurial friends who I met through West Coast Accelerator who I see everyday in the office and also meet with. It’s great to spend time and share with like minded people who experience the same issues!
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
My main mission with my business(es) is to help other people that are unable to help themselves. Everything I’m involved with is based around that. I schedule every hour of my time for specific things so I wake up everyday prepared and ready.
How do you define success?
Success I think means something different to every individual but to me it means seeing a goal and being able to bring every element needed together in order to achieve it.
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
I see us with offices across the UK and small tight knitted teams in each one. Teams that love their jobs and bring our brand to life. I see us having developed our 5 areas of support bridging the gap between tradespeople and their clients.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t be scared - be confident! Be completely yourself in every circle and take every opportunity you get offered!
If you could have any one person on your business contact list, who would that person be and why?
Gary Vaynerchuk - I listen to his podcasts most days. He really inspires me to love my everyday journey and be committed and patient to the journey I am on.