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Caring , Passionate , Tenacious
Regrets I have had a few, but then again far few to mention. I did it in a roundabout way!
I live in the North West and have run my own business for 14 years. I have helped over 800 startup businesses and small medium enterprises in the past few years and continue to do so in my daily role. Together with my partner we have built 6 businesses from pubs and music venues to comedy clubs. All have left a footprint on the city where I live. My background in banking, finance and business have contributed to my success.
We took a rundown hotel on the outskirts of the city, with a dubious reputation and transformed it into an award winning cool urban city bar with a reputation as a music destination for Artistes and Customers alike. Running my own business affords me the ability to see through the eyes of the business owner. In business you cut your cloth accordingly. If you can manage with current resources then growth of your business will be organic and your foundation will be stronger giving you the opportunity for longevity.
I applied for a teaching post where I could not teach any of the subjects requested but I knew about business and loved mathematics. They rang me and asked 'when could I start'. I rang back and asked for an interview. The best opportunities are not always the most obvious ones. Thinking outside the box opens up a whole wealth of creativity.
I applied to study a Masters in Business Administration as a mature student without an 'A' levels. They told me 'I couldn't do it.' I said 'let me try?' At the time only 4% of managers in the UK had the qualification and they were all male. I passed and with distinction too! I firmly feel that 'what the mind believes, the body can achieve' and sometimes a 'No' might be a 'Yes' in disguise.
I believe I have the social dexterity to ascertain shifts and sustainable trends in a flexible and dynamic, economic umbrella. I have a desire to nurture talent and to aid it with the symbiotic balance between aspirational integrity and economic reality.
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