On 11th February, Prominent reaches the four years in business milestone. Managing Director Helen Rudd takes a look back over some of the highs and lows of our journey so far and picks out some of her highlights.
Every year we reach a birthday milestone I have to pinch myself.
It still hasn’t really sunk in that in just four years we’ve come from a kitchen table in Felixstowe to an established, award-winning business with a team of seven.
The last four years have probably been the happiest of my life, whilst at the same time being the hardest and most challenging. I’ve learned a lot about myself; what I’m good at and most definitely, what I’m not good at.
I’ve shared the journey with some amazing people; some of those have been with me since day one and are still here now – employees, clients, suppliers and friends.
More have joined us along the way and I very much hope are here still in years to come.
I’ve had restless nights, award-filled nights and tear-drained nights. I’ve had incredible highs and soul-destroying lows.
But I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Awards, elections, team and clients – our highs
Over the last four years we’ve had some incredible highs and picking out a few of them has been hard! However, here are my top five (in no particular order!)
A steep learning curve
I’ve learnt a huge amount about myself in the last four years, and even more about business. Never in a million years did I see myself sitting over a spreadsheet analysing figures or calculating VAT, but I’ve had to be flexible and I’ve had to learn skills I never thought I had in me. Being a business owner has also taught me that I’m stronger than I thought I was, I have a thicker skin than previously imagined, and I’m prepared to take one for the team if they need me to.
I’ve also learned how important it is to take some stresses out on the hockey pitch on a Saturday, and how lucky I am that I have a hockey stick, mouth guard and shin pads in my armoury.
If there is anyone out there reading this blog who is on the brink of setting up a business, these would be my top tips:
If you want to be part of the next four years of Prominent, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on 01473 276126.
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