The mentoring year was really helpful; it sped up my development and progress enormously. During the year I did two buy to Sell Projects – one vanilla and one with a loft conversion and I made £140k on the first two projects that year.
I gave me the confidence to move much faster and grow much more quickly. Every time I hit a problem or speed bump, I found out it was normal and to be expected rather than anything I had done wrong.
It was important to me that I was doing and learning at the same time. That is why I go so much out of it, learning about the financing, having reassurance about the different ways and models. From there I have decided my route, using the structure of TGPC’s model, doing buy to sell, having a great end product that was really attractive visually, just like Susannah’s work. The first time I ever heard SC it clicked with me and made sense, and it still does.
This is still 100% the basis of my business.