From the day I started at Green Umbrella our designer, Mark Mundin, has been a rock. He’s there when I have my awesome ideas and puts the icing on the cake to make them perfect. Equally, he’s been there when I’ve had my rubbish ideas and screwed them up, put them in the bin and stopped me wasting time on them. When I can’t explain what I see in my mind, he’s able to extract that from me. We’ve had clients say he’s my work husband – they’re not wrong! We have a fantastic working relationship and I’d be lost without Mark.
I’m going to cheat and mention a second name, Paul Dewick. Going through the MBO at Green Umbrella was a massive decision and I needed help. At the time Paul was not only a long-standing client, he was also an advocate and close friend. Paul helped me massively in navigating the waters and figuring out my approach, he also gave me the extra boost I needed in my confidence to believe that I could successfully make the move from employee to business owner. Paul has continued to be a voice of reason and someone I can pick up the phone to and rant at, even though it usually ends with him calling me names and telling me to get my crap together!