Grow Exeter – September 2018 Edition
Grow Exeter volume 12 – September Edition 2018 – Titled ‘Pain & Gain’
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September Editor’s Letter: Pain & Gain
Milestones; a word that has been burning in the minds and mouths of our team this month as we mark a special and unique point in our journey at Grow. This is our first anniversary edition; the twelfth since our launch edition last September.
In that time, we have grown significantly; from our two founders to a now vibrant, varied and wonderful team of nineteen. We are all pulling in the same direction, with a shared vision of celebrating and facilitating the unique and exciting growth story of Exeter and the surrounding areas. It has been quite a ride so far!
As a director of the business, I have felt a mixture of pride and thankfulness looking back over our first year. Our journey simply wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing team we have gathered, the incredible clients that we have built mutually-beneficial relationships with and the support of the wider business community in the area. They are the reason we exist and we will never forget that.
On a personal note, this month brings a couple of milestones of my own. Firstly, the youngest of my three children starts school full-time this month, which will bring a marked change in the dynamic of our daily family life. Furthermore, this month marks my personal first-year anniversary with Grow. I have tried my best to pause at moments throughout this month and take stock of what has been the most hard-working, fun and satisfying year in my career so far.
To name just a few, I hope that you are inspired and interested in some of the conversations that have been captured within this edition. From Mat Williams (former professional rugby player and co-founder of Unit 7 Gym on Marsh Barton) and Chris Hart (CEO of the fast-expanding solicitors firm Wollen Michelmore) to Rivka Jacobs (a milliner based on New Bridge Street) and Tim Martin (Founder and Chairman of national pub and hotel chain J.D Wetherspoon).
Perhaps, as things settle back down after the summer months and we enter the final third of the year, you could join me in pausing to take stock and celebrate too. Whatever your equivalent milestones are (personal or professional), well done and here’s to many more!