Why I fecking love this job (sometimes)
Posted by Mark on 11th Dec 2012
Can I introduce you to Sheila?
She’s a Nailsea local who is passionate about arts and crafts.
She approached us a couple of years ago to ask if she could use a couple of our vacant units to showcase local artistic talent.
We agreed as this saved us a couple of quid in rates and brought a bit of life to a quiet part of The Crown Glass Centre.
We hadn’t quite appreciated that she is one woman whirlwind of community engagement and entrepreneurship.
The Blue Room (www.theblueroom.moonfruit.com ) her shop/social phenomena is now a base for all sorts of “goings-on” promoting and encouraging local artists.
I haven’t met David, but he is an “eco-woodworker,” but when he’s not making amazing furniture from reclaimed wood he looks after his profoundly disabled daughter.
With Sheila’s encouragement he sold a few pieces and it went so well he has just opened a study to produce pieces full time from home.
I understand that David is one of a growing band of locals setting up business with the support Sheila and her daughters have given them.
So we back a local with a crazy idea, two years letter other people are setting up businesses.
Sheila is going to start paying us rent next year too.
This is why I sometimes fecking love this job.
PS If you want to speak to Dave about his furniture his email is [email protected]