Julia Doherty had been running her recruitment agency with success for many years. Business was good, but it was when she started to use social media that the business then took off to the extent that she was able to sell it to a major national chain in 2010. Julia was now not only a great recruiter - but she had now also mastered a new skill…. Social Media!
Our founding story, in Julia's own words, goes as follows...
"Green Umbrella was originally launched in December 2009 and was created to run a single series of workshops to generate enough money to buy a Camp-let Trailer Tent…. a what I hear you ask? Yes, after spending the last 12 months having fun in a 4 man tent with my daughter (hubby refuses to go camping!), I decided to upgrade and go for an all singing, all dancing trailer tent. Matt (hubby), said to me “Julia, I will not let you take the money from the business for a fad, but I am happy for you to buy a trailer tent if you raise the money yourself! CHALLENGE JULIA…. Green Umbrella was launched.
After selling my agency, I now had the time to focus on what I do best… connecting people to create business.
For those of you who know me well, will understand that I am a technology enthusiast, gadgets and general geeky stuff… coupled with good business acumen, a head for marketing and the desire to see others succeed in business, I knew that Green Umbrella was the way forward."