SMART HOMES - SMART LIVING - SMART SERVICE
Mixing Business with Pleasure
What led to you working together?
Tim & I both liked our gadgets and one evening, we had a conversation about the potential of a smart home control company in the South West of England. Tim had great technical ideas, but knew he didn’t have the time or the skill set to meet the demands of setting up a new company in a newish market. We thought that by combining our knowledge
and experience, we could become a potent combination, as our skill sets perfectly complement - so it all began in June 2008!
What came first business or love?
Tim & I met each other in 2000, so the love came first, followed by the children! We often wondered whether working together may help the work/life balance and enable us to spend more time together. Looking back we both agree that our marriage has made our business partnership stronger.
What are some of the ingredients for a successful working partnership?
Divide & Conquer
Challenge Gender norms
What are some of the pros of working together?
What are some of the cons?
Organisational differences in the workplace!
What’s been the biggest achievement for the company during this time?
We have been incredibly lucky to work with some wonderful people that are well respected members of the business community in the South West. In 2016, we were part of the team that worked on the boutique hotel, Lympstone Manor owned by Michael Caines OBE.
We teamed up with the Apple Business Team in the South West, providing presentations and open evenings to clients and local businesses at the Apple stores.
In 2015 I won the Venus Award for customer service, which was a great complement to have that aspect of our business recognised, as Tim & I both have a very client focused “can do” attitude.
What does the future hold?
Technology in the home has never been so exciting, so we need to continue to be creative with integration to meet the evolving needs of each client.