Nick Perchard-Rees

No one day is ever the same but it usually starts at 6am with some social media and email responses, breakfast and school run, then back to admin before meetings. I then pop to the café to assist if it’s busy or problem solve any issues. I’ll start setting up an event or maintain equipment. Then it’s time for the afternoon school run followed by working at an event or business growth ideas.

How did you get your job?
I created it but it took almost seven years to realise my dream. I’ve had many different jobs which have given me lots of great experience. I knew that working for myself, being my own boss and bringing my ideas to people would always be the thing that made me most happy.

What motivates you in this role?
Passion for my product and making people happy. We live in an age of realisation. People are more aware of what they are doing to the planet but also to themselves. Pizza for example is seen as a junk food, but if you take it back to its roots, using the best ingredients and proper artisan skills you end up with a beautiful product that is also pretty healthy.

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role?
I never stop picking up lessons from each day – one of my favourite sayings is ‘every day is a school day’. I’m also quite dyslexic which can be challenging at times when dealing with the business side of things but makes me more determined to succeed.

What are the three most important skills required for your role?
Passion – It took me seven years to research the product.
Customer service – The customer isn’t always right but you need to make them leave feeling like they are. It’s a skill that seems to be disappearing.
Logistics – I need to plan every detail of events and think on my feet to overcome challenges.

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession?
Think of an idea and research it, make sure you have a passion for it, make sure you enjoy it and you want to live it. Then realise to make it work, it won’t be what you do all the time. You’ll be running a business but you’ll be doing it for you.

Not sure if it’s fun or just weird but I’m obsessed with the colour orange, it’s my weakness in life. I can’t help but collect anything orange.

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