WIFE, DAUGHTER, SISTER,
AWARD WINNING ENTREPRENEUR,
- Winner of Milton Keynes & North Bucks Businessperson of the Year
- Secured investment on Dragons’ Den
- Can’t get enough of America’s next top model
- Obsessed with the outdoors! I have completed many adventures one being Everest Base Camp
- Often found playing very loud music and dancing like a mad woman to Moana the full album
- Completed many events including celebrity parties, high profile corporate events large scale product launches in the UK and internationally.
- Always strive to push creative boundaries, relentlessly working on new design concepts to make sure each and every client gets the best possible service and a completely unique event that stands out from the rest in their industry. Every event has to be better than the last!
- Once you find your passion like I have, you will never work a day again!
My story about Dragons' Den
Why I decided to go on Dragons’ Den
When I decided to apply for Dragons’ Den in 2008, I was told by a BBC researcher that I had missed the cut-off point for that series and they would contact me the following year. I had set my heart on appearing on Dragons’ Den and getting investment, so I called non-stop until finally one of the researchers listened to my pitch. I also sent him an email with the visuals of my pitch. Then they interviewed me on the phone before inviting me to audition in front of a producer. The result? …
I provide highly professional conference management and production services
My education did not provide me with any of the skills that have got me where I am today.
Everything I have achieved is down to my desire to succeed – something you can only teach yourself.
Once you define what you want, success will follow if you want it enough.
Richard Branson said on his LinkedIn account:
Through his work with organisations such as The Virgin Academy and Virgin Media Pioneers, the Virgin Group Founder has looked to give the next generation of entrepreneurs the best possible chance of succeeding. As someone who started his first business at a very young age, Richard Branson knows all too well about the trials and tribulations that entrepreneurs may have to face when first starting out.
As he’s often acknowledged, it’s not easy making your dream become a reality. So when asked in a recent interview by Forbes magazine what advice he had for young entrepreneurs, what did he have to say?
My three top tips would be:
Don’t be afraid to be bespoke and push clients to be the same.
Don’t focus on profit margins all the time. Work towards customer care and building repeat business, as this will in turn into profit in the long run.
Push yourself and your staff to be different and to dream of bigger things! This will turn a normal job into an adventure that everyone can be on.
Don’t let staff to bring their personal lives into work. Set a good example by also sticking to this rule!
Move with the times, keep an eye on the market and make sure your ideas are in line with this. Change is good and if it keeps your business cash-flow going, do it.
DO not allow professionals to inform you on key areas of your business that you do not understand! For example: you must always understand everything, or at least the basics of everything, yourself. Understand accounts, tax and VAT, because the TAX man won’t chase the accountant for messing up, and you could lose everything if you don’t.
When you are feeling low and are wondering why you put yourself through the upset and the lack sleep, try and remember what it was like to work for someone else. Remember the good times and how you feel when things are going right, and if you have someone or something that reminds you of why you do it for yourself, reconnect to it.
Don’t run before you can walk. In the last three years, Michael and I have spent so much money on new ideas and then not promoted them. We have now invested all our profits into a product that could make or break us! Sometimes it may pay to be like all the others. At least that way you still have money in the bank!
Ensure you keep an eye on the balance sheet and make sure you understand it. Ask your accountant to oversee it for 3 to 6 months to make sure you are reporting correctly.
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