Training

Big Results – 18 years on, the business says: “…

Hey everyone, thank you so much for congratulating my business, on its 18 years anniversary.
I’ve managed to track the business down and get a quote:
“It’s been a blast! I’m 18 years old, but feel more like 5. Every year has brought its own challenges. For my first 6 months, things were quite easy. I resided in the spare bedroom, was tended quite well, for a part-time business, and together me and the boss got every Friday off so she could spend more time with her two-year-old daughter. We had a couple of lovely, fun clients. One of which was a lingerie manufacturer, who furnished the boss with plenty of free knickers! We also got a client who made sun-tan lotions and anti-cellulite creams. You can picture the fun that was had.

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The boss, when she, and the business was much younger…

“At the tender age of 12 months, I was moved into the garage. It was cold in winter, but we snuggled up to an electric heater. In the spring, the boss and I looked out over the garden, watching the rabbits hop amongst the strawberries, whilst on the phone to top newspapers and magazines. Quite blissful. Then the “big new client” loomed on the horizon and the boss took on her first employee. Linda. We liked Linda, who became instantly pregnant, and took great pains to cover the baby-bump with a huuuugge cardigan, when we went out to see clients.

“I have to say the boss was quite fun-focused, spending her time, meeting the media, networking and schmoozing, but clients loved the results she and Linda got, and soon, armed with clients like Central Trains, Cosmopolitan Licensed Products and the Lingerie company (free knickers for Linda too now!) it became time to move yet again!

“My next couple of years were still quite cold. Alongside the canal in Worcestershire, the boss hired a workshop with marble floors and towering ceilings. Impossible to get warm except by doing vigorous activity, and putting electric heaters under our desks. The lovely Katherine joined Linda and the Boss, and soon she too was pregnant! (What is it about working for this company!?)

“Well I grew and grew, at the age of five, I had two offices, and by six I’d consolidated again into one large office over two floors. And this time we had proper heating!!! Oh, and a toilet – indoors. For the first time. I didn’t mention that did I? See, PR isn’t always glamorous!

“At seven, we joined company with another PR agency, and called ourselves Haswell Holden, and at 11, we unjoined, and I went back to Big Results.

“And now, a veteran in my 18th year. I’ve settled down with Big Results as my grown up name. I’m expanding still – now we are offering training programmes in NLP, Stress Management, and of course PR & Marketing.

“I’ve got a lot more choosy too – I will only work for clients that I like and that enjoy great results. Over the past 18 years, I’ve had to finish with a few of relationships that weren’t working out, and it’s never easy. But finally, I’ve grown up enough to decide who I want to work for and who I don’t.

“The boss is writing a novel now. Her first book, PR Superstar is still selling well. New adventures loom over the horizon, and I think, with 18 years of experience under my belt, I’m ready to tackle the world. In fact I’ve always been ready to tackle the world, it’s just that the world wasn’t ready for me.”

By: Big Results 10/2/15, aged 18 years and nine days.