Having started in corporate office work, I totally diversified in the late 90’s and set up a womenswear manufacturing business.
It was during this time I truly learned many new skills, dealing with international suppliers, managing machinists, designing and selling womenswear and running and hosting fashion shows teaming up with Burtons and Principles.These 2 quotes ‘Action Conquers Fear’ and ‘He who hesitates loses’, have kept me driven ever since.
After 3 years of running that company, I shifted to corporate freelancing as an independent consultant on multi-million £ transformation program for 14 years, completing assignments for large organisations which included Nationwide, O2, National Trust, British Energy, BAA, Axa Insurance plus others. During this time, I also set up a company in the motor industry which has been operating now since 2007. In 2016, I stepped away from consulting to the corporate organisations and took the big bold step of setting up my own consultancy, what an eye opener that was.
Also, I became the host of a weekly live business show on radio for 2.5 years and became a board member of the radio station during that time. In the time since I was also invited to speak at inspirational events for the Romanian Embassy and the DWP and on Brexit business preparedness. I took my consultancy virtual last year and today it is all about innovation and change, supporting clients through the current crisis using our own CTR (Crisis to Renewal) system, working through every possible option to get them through this difficult period.
And now with VBC Digital the Virtual Business Community, designed in Dec/Jan this year and opened in a hurry in March when Covid19 took hold. Initially in a Facebook group saw the group grow to over 200 businesses in a short space of time and in July 2020, the VBC Digital platform was born, and you can see the rest of the story where you are now.
This has been driven by a passion to provide businesses with a digital platform to network and generate business by opening the doors of an international community to maximise growth potential through these changing times. I know that all crisis and chaos creates opportunity.