Ask Gloria O’Connell

Gloria O'Connell of Marsdens Cottage Holidays
Gloria O’Connell of Marsdens Cottage Holidays

NDBA members share their experience by answering 10 questions.

This issue Gloria O’Connell of Marsdens Cottage Holidays is in the hot seat.

1. What was your first job?

My first job was working on the till in Woolworths. I loved it as it enabled me to chat to people all day and get paid for it.

2. What is the best business advice you have ever received?

Never ask someone to do a job  that you wouldn’t do yourself.

3. What do you enjoy most about business?

The  diversity. Every day is different in the holiday business. Some days are more challenging than others, but we are so fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country and I frequently find myself meeting a potential new owner in a place with fabulous sea or country views and I have to stop and take in the view and remind myself that this is the business that I work in every day and how lucky I am.

Read the rest of Gloria’s answers in Business Action online.

• Marsdens Cottage Holidays is a Devon-based company with over 40 years’ experience in letting holiday cottages. The company’s success is based on the simple premise that it offers great service and unrivalled experience to both owners and holidaymakers. The Braunton-based business has built a reputation for excellent service provided by a friendly, professional team, which knows the region and each cottage intimately.

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