CEO of Glaze & Save, Perth, including Sales Manager. The shareholding is shared with the staff - they have 20% between the small team and our Chairman has 10%.
What is your background prior to working for this company/setting up your company?
Absolutely no experience in Secondary glazing, or the glazing market at all. The inventor/founder became terminally ill so I bought the concept to commercialise. I did however run my first start up, for 7 years, an energy monitoring company called Nettings ne Ewgeco. Back then I had an idea to make energy visible to all, which I achieved, with all homes in the UK getting a display by 2020. However it was more important for all to obtain the info, promote the concept not sell the product.
What makes your company and/or your role stand out?
We are a disruptor in the Secondary glazing market. We are the most energy efficient in the UK today, we importantly respect the old listed windows, not touching them when installing our unique secondary magnetic glazing. I stand out as a women in a predominantly male sector. We also work with list pricing, good value for all, always, not known in an industry known for their discounting. We also have strong environmental ethics, with no waste from install going to landfill and buying locally where we can supporting the circular economy.
What is your area of expertise / inspiration?
I am not sure, as I don’t think I’m any different from all women out there, I just work hard, and am good with my time. I juggle everything from my Autistic son to my Step-daughter, to my dog and cats to my husband and company, my home, my mentoring - and more!
What are your plans for the future?
I have ambitious plans for Glaze & Save- I’m looking to take it nationwide, by partnering or franchising. I will continue with nurturing the new and existing staff. I hope to continue mentoring start-up and existing companies looking for new outlook. And of course, raising my family.
What inspires or motivates you?
The two years when I could hardly walk and talk due to having Lyme disease has made me appreciate how lucky I am when I am well, and causes me to make the most of every day. I am severely dyslexic, so years of my teachers and employers telling me I have no worth has driven me.