The catalyst for Grace’s came when we were looking for a day nursery for our eldest daughter and saw exactly what was in the local area and therefore felt that there was an opportunity to create the sort of environment that we would like as parents. It has been fantastic to start something from scratch and to watch it grow into the business that it has become. Covid has obviously brought plenty of challenges, however, I genuinely look forward to the future, as we continue to challenge what we do, improve the service that we provide to all of our families and to further grow the business.
I am married to Jo and we have 3 daughters and therefore I am completely outnumbered! I also co-run the garden centre with my cousin Andrew and Jo, Andrew, Michelle and I started Grace’s Day Nursery back in January 2011. No two days are ever the same when running two such varied businesses but that is part of the enjoyment and I feel very fortunate to be in a business where we represent the 5th generation to be involved.
In my spare time I obviously enjoy spending time with the family, watching rugby (certainly no longer playing!), keeping fit and going on long family dog walks and yes, all 3 girls have me wrapped around their little fingers!