Every entrepreneur has a story to tell: What they’re doing today, how they got here, and where they’re going next. Meet business owners with big insights to share on work, life, and business.

 

Tell us about a typical day at the office? A bit of everything, assisting any staff on projects they are working on, meetings with suppliers, customers etc. I would look after the marketing strategy and our ecommerce site also. 

 

What is your current role like? What about it makes you want to get up in the morning? My current role is diverse and demands a lot of decision making. The level to which we can bring our brands and business in the industry is what keeps me excited. 

 

What is the best career decision you ever made? Going into business with Karen my business partner. Not only is she a support but together we make the best team. 

 

How has the industry changed since you started? Yes absolutely, with the evolution of e-commerce and how the pandemic affected retail it is a different landscape all together now. At Kare we have evolved massively and pivoted in the best way for our customers. Business is going really well. 

 

What has been your biggest success factor? The biggest success for me is having over 10 employees that are happy in their job. Happiness is so important in your life, and for us to make people happy daily is such an incredible feeling. 

 

Do you feel like you’re making a difference in your job? Yes, I am honest, straight talking and I like to question or push the norm. 

 

What is the best bit of advice you have for someone looking to move into this area? Be resilient and patient

 

 

Where do you see the industry going in the future? I see retail making a bigger comeback, as convenient as ecommerce is. I think people miss the in store experience. 

 

What professional associations are you a member of? Image Business Club

 

Is there a quote that motivates you? If you don’t do it, somebody else will

 

Who inspires you? My Dad – the most resilient person I know