Hive Thinking Nottingham: Mark Storrar

What’s your favourite thing about running Hive Thinking?

It’s running a business which makes a difference. We help people grow personally and to grow their businesses, be that by helping them: increase revenue, get more customers, spend more time on their business rather than in their business, create a clear strategy or ‘just’ achieve a better work/life balance. We’re all about unlocking people’s potential to enable them to make the most of themselves and their businesses.

What led you to Hive Thinking?

The opportunity to run Hive Thinking Nottingham ticks a couple of my main drivers, namely – you’ve got to enjoy what you do and I want to make a difference. With Hive I get to share some of the skills and experiences I have accrued over the years and see people and their businesses develop.

I was looking for a local opportunity where I could help people and businesses grow. I came across Hive following discussions about another business opportunity.

What’s your favourite business quotation?

More of an urban legend than a quotation – Henry Ford asked electrical genius Charlie Steinmetz to build the generators for his factory. One day the generators stopped working and the repairmen couldn’t fix them. So, Ford called Steinmetz, who tinkered with the machines for a few hours and then switched them on – the generators whirred to life and Ford got a bill for $10,000 from Steinmetz. Ford inquired why the bill was so big and Steinmetz’s reply was – “For tinkering with the generators, $10. For knowing where to tinker, $9,990!” – The bill was paid!