Sep 20, 2022
How can you create a team that is truly Unstoppable? What does it take for a leader to allow everyone to fly and be their best selves so that everything is possible? How important are values and purpose to make brilliant teams? Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as they chat this and so much more with Jeff.
About Jeff Dewing:
As someone who has experienced the highs and lows of success and failure, Jeff knows what it means to persevere through the hard times.
Growing up in the East End, Jeff was exposed to the raw entrepreneurial spirit of local business owners. This was an early influence and partly why he decided to found his own maintenance company, Essex Air Conditioning (EAC).Following the financial success of EAC, it seemed to Jeff that continued business prosperity was guaranteed. He celebrated his early victory by buying his beloved football club, Clacton FC, to help it grow and succeed just like his first business. As time went on, Jeff became increasingly distracted by his passion project on the pitch instead of the day to day at EAC. With the last of his funds, he created a new business from his garden shed, one that would grow to become his largest holding – Cloud Facilities Management. Jeff learned from the mistakes that he’d made, and changed his approach to one that focused on people – and within a year, Cloudfm was producing a turnover of £1 million; and within four years, £70 million. Had it not been for the lessons learned following the failure of EAC, it is doubtful that Jeff could have enjoyed such levels of success – lessons that he is now dedicated to sharing with as many fellow entrepreneurs as possible.
A massive part of Jeff’s personality and success is his optimism, vision and bottomless sense of humour. He definitely enjoys clowning around.