What’s been your highlight of the year?
Personally I would say home schooling my children, I won’t lie, I loved it! I am so proud of how adaptable they have been and they have achieved awards, certificates and emails from their schools on their progress. I learnt quite a lot too!
On a business level, it has been helping Sharon to keep this business going. So many small business have unfortunately suffered and gone under in 2020 and although it has not been easy and we have not got to exactly where we wanted, to be still standing I feel is a massive achievement in these times!
The pandemic has forced change for many businesses. What do you think the small business world will look like in 12 months’ time?
I think there will be a lot less of them which is a real shame. I do think though that there will be more support for them also. I don’t mean government/financial support, I mean support from everyday people. I personally would rather buy from a small business knowing I am helping them in some way than from a large chain. This year has given people perspective and enabled them to see things from the other side. People who it never occurred to them how it would feel to not have enough money to pay the bills have suddenly found themselves in that scary situation so I feel this will make people a lot more compassionate, understanding and supportive of others (It certainly has with me anyway).
What advice would you give your 25 year old self?
Always go for your dreams, however crazy they may seem – this is your life, your one chance. People often regret not doing something or not doing something soon enough as they were holding back – don’t waste time, once it’s gone it’s gone. Follow your gut, it always knows what is best for you!
What’s your go-to lunch when working?
Salad – I love salad! Cheese, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, lettuce, beetroot, humous, seeds – sometimes with baked beans as well!
At what point are clients and prospects likely to engage with you?
Generally for me it would be financial so maybe discussions about their invoice or payments.