Appco UK client describes how entrepreneurial spirit helped develop global home delivery business
The article describes how Patrick harnessed the stamina and work ethic from the corporate job he left, and transferred his experiences so that he was able to build a company that is able to communicate clearly with its clients.
“Two weeks after we started the business, we were unpacking bags of shopping in my living room… We now get 90,000 responses a month on customer questionnaires.”
Appco UK is passionate about supporting individuals’ journeys, with many examples of entrepreneurs taking a different career path to what they originally thought they wanted to do. One self-employed field representative described in a blog how she used her skills from studying for an English Literature degree to manage her time more efficiently when in business for herself.
"The skills I learned while studying for my degree have been transferable to my role now. While I was at university, I had to perform to a consistently high standard. I also learnt about working under pressure – skills that are useful to what I do now."
Patrick understands first-hand how initially daunting it can be for entrepreneurs starting out. "I went into my boss's office and said that I was going to quit. I asked me what I was going to do... I sent him a link to the pilot and he looked at me like I was mad... Now we deliver about 10 million meals a month globally."