Glenn Hoddy

Glenn Hoddy

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With over 14 years experience in the furniture industry, and knowing nearly all of the manufacturers of contract furniture and office furniture my clients always asked me either by sending me an image or brochure and asked "where do I get this from?" To be honest, I never really liked school! far too much nicer other things to do!!!!! but I do wish now that I had done more whilst I was there as I know I could have done this many moons ago. don't get me wrong, everything that I have done has been through my actions, whether right or wrong ! My real passion at school was cooking, I was missing school so that i could work in a local restaurant as I knew that is what I wanted to do, I was 14 when I just knew! so school was falling by the wayside and it was not until I had a real serious conversation with Mr Ogden at my high school that channeled this into my career choice. so much to everybody's surprise I joined the Royal Navy as a chef. I spent 5 great years traveling around the world, and had a fantastic time on HMS Invincible especially the Orient '92 trip, which took us all over the Far East, Indian Ocean, Kenya & the Mediterranean for 6 months. At the time I left the Royal Navy was when the fleet was going to be cut by half and the promotion prospects had evaporated, so I decided that my time had come and I went off to work for an oil rig safety company. The pay was fantastic especially as we worked one month at sea and one month off, if you went back to see in your time off (which I done at every occasion most months) you would receive triple pay!!! The problem was I liked to party, and so did many of my friends! We would come back from sea and just book that holiday to the Mediterranean or anywhere cheap! but the friends who I did have, didn't really earn the same income, so I found myself forking out for most things whether home or away! but at the time it was great and I did not care as I was still in my 20′s. I regret the amount of money I splashed out on my friends, probably could have paid for my house, but I didn't and I did have a great time. Now fast tracking past the next few years as it was a part of my life that gave me the opportunity to become a single dad to my son but is not something that I wish to discuss in the open on here, if we meet after you have read this for a coffee then it is always a conversation that we can have. Lets get to the part where I managed to turn my life around and start to make something of my life. My confidence was at a low and I had just separated from a relationship, I moved to a new town and did not know anyone! I was working full time for a local company but needed to do something. I started working, just weekends in a town center pub, as I knew that this was a great way to meet new people. Little did I expect to meet my now wife! It is her that has given me the ability to start my business and it is true that every man needs a good women, well I have found mine. The last 6 years I have managed to work for a couple of companies, that has taught me so much, and I thank them. Problem was I was in sales and business development but making money for them! I knew that I could with help manage to build a business that could work. With over 14 years experience in the furniture industry, and knowing nearly all of the manufacturers of contract furniture and office furniture my clients always asked me either by sending me an image or brochure and asked "where do I get this from?" so as I knew the manufacturer I would freely offer the information to them!!! then a customer sent to me an image of a chair who I in turn sent to the company I had helped on many occasions...and guess what? instead of offering me the source they tried to sell to me? So I decided to take the plunge this year and set up a furniture sourcing company for the contract furniture industry. Venture Inspired should be your number one choice for your furniture procurement. We work with interior designers, furniture contractors, hotels, restaurants, bars, office furniture dealers and commercial property owners offering furniture sourcing and procurement. Working directly with global manufacturers we can offer a service which is unique to the sourcing of your furniture requirements. We are specialists in finding products and pride ourselves in sourcing your products. Our product knowledge for the commercial furniture industry is what we do best. Perhaps you have seen a furniture product and you want it for your venue, simply send us an image and we WILL source it from the manufacturer or contractor.

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