Interview with Dewi Gray. Grays Events and catering

Which one of these best describes you?

Early Planning Stage

Start-up

Established

 

Briefly describe your business

Contract catering and events business. We specialise in festival crew catering and weddings.

Briefly describe your education

Graphic design A-levels, Degree in hospitality and events management, various industry professional qualifications

 

What made you decide to work for yourself?

Support from my university enterprise department. Friends who are already running their own business.

 

Did you receive any kind of business support from your school, college or university ?

Yes / NO

What was this?

Support from my university enterprise department. Friends who are already running their own business.

 

What was the most valuable piece of advice you were given?

Don’t be afraid of failure, it just makes you stronger.

What was the most difficult aspect to starting/running a business?

To understand your business inside out and what actually make it work.

 

Do you know what a business incubator and accelerator programme is?

YES / NO

Have you participated in either ?

YES / NO

Where was this?

na

 

Have you received any support from the Welsh Government?

YES / NO

 

If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting a business, what would it be?

dont plan too much, better to have a go with test trading and small projects.

 

What do you think business support in Wales is lacking?

Finance for new start ups

Role models, industry mentors

Ideas generating workshops

121 support

skills workshops

affordable premises

networking events

post start-up support

 

Thanks Dewi !

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