From a very early age I have had a passion for business, seeing my Granddad work for himself as a pipe-fitter and watching others in my family pursue careers, I would say it is probably in the blood. I started my first business when I was about 12 years old, deciding to start a dog walking service I checked out in my neighbourhood who had dogs and targeted them with my handmade flyers and just like that I was away (if only it was that easy nowadays!) and before too long I have dog walking work nearly every night and ended up dog sitting whilst some of my neighbours were on their holidays.
Leaving school I knew I wanted to go straight into the world of work but also I had to continue to receive an education if I was going to get anywhere. So when an advert came up for a Youth Training Scheme running at the Bank of England I applied and after 6 weeks of apprentice style tests, tasks and interviews I was one of the lucky 12 chosen out of more than 700 applicants to start the training scheme in the purchasing department. This where I gained my foundation and knowledge for how business, offices and administration work. Plus I got to do really cool stuff like see lots of money and attend my first office party!
After finishing at the Bank I went on to work within the secretarial and administration industries for various companies including a computer software manufacture and a London based financial consultant (not fun travelling on the tube to London everyday!) After being made redundant I decided that I had enough of the hustle bustle and off I went to lovely North Devon. Working for various companies again in an administrative capacity, I was offered a partner position with a company called Driving School Office as their development manager. I took DSO from a dormant business with huge potential to an active company that supports many driving schools across the country through specialised web based diary system and telephone answering service. More recently my company
B My Office was created in April 2010…
Our business is B My Office and we are an outsourcing company based in Bear Street -Barnstaple. Through our team of experienced personal assistants, web developers, photographers, designers and programmers many businesses and organisations outsource their administrative, web, design and printing needs to us to get the job done.