For so many people, doing a job that is also your hobby is a bit of a dream.
However, for this episode’s guest on ScaleUp Radio, it’s become a successful reality.
Tom Mallett is the Managing Director of Ecomotive Logistics, which started in 2014, and is a B2B company moving vehicles.
As you’ll hear, cars have always been Tom’s ‘thing’ and he brought that passion to the business, following a career in motorsport journalism.
There are so many takeaways from this episode, but a couple of the highlights are:
– Being honest about your industry, and acknowledging the good and bad sides of it, as well as the positive and negative perceptions of it
– Avoiding complacency within your business, especially when things are going well
– How you go about recruiting – and retaining – good people, especially when you work in a transient industry with a high turnover.
– Taking time when you’re starting your business to consider not just WHAT the business will be, but WHY will it be a success? What are you going to be doing differently than those that came before you?
It clear listening to Tom how much he enjoys running and working within the business, and you can hear how much he wants everyone who works for him to come along on his scale up journey too.
Tom can be found here:
Marc Randolph “That Will Never Work”: https://www.waterstones.com/book/that-will-never-work/marc-randolph/9781913068073
Phil Knight “Shoe Dog”: https://www.waterstones.com/book/shoe-dog/phil-knight/9781471146725
Oliver Shah “Damaged Goods”: https://www.waterstones.com/book/damaged-goods/oliver-shah/9780241341247
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