Sarah Dunwell is CEO of the Create Foundation and has 20 years’ experience in the corporate and business sector. After a number of senior roles in customer service and retail management, Sarah led her own successful catering business.
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14 January 2013
Most importantly, your lack of knowledge should never stop you starting. There is never a day when I don’t come across something I don’t know, that could help improve my business. I guess now I just admit it a lot quicker and work smarter, harder and faster at filling in the gaps in my knowledge…
05 November 2012
I have to say that I am usually a pretty up-beat and positive person. As a team we discipline ourselves to use positive word sets, to speak as optimistically as we can in any situation in order to build that positive culture throughout our business.
18 August 2012
Great ideas, structures, strategies and teams are all as important as the one founder or driver and if we lose sight of this we damage not only the great idea but also the people we place on pedestals to deliver them.
02 August 2012
There are times at which I feel as though I am seeing the world through different spectacles to everyone else, when the whole of the rest of society is in one camp and I’m in another and today is absolutely one of those days.
01 November 2011
As the company grows I know more deeply how important brand is, just as long as we understand brand as the very grain of the wood, built up over years of growth, and not just a veneer which covers something cheap and substandard.
03 June 2011
Now far be it from me to use my blog to let off a little steam or pick a fight. Far be it from me to pick a fight with Liam Black, especially seeing as we’re having lunch in Leeds next week!
14 March 2011
I, like everyone else, have spent much of the last few days thinking about the earthquake in Japan. We don’t know yet what the full extent of this tragedy will be and there are, even now, new stories unfolding which further illustrate the full magnitude of the events.
06 February 2011
It’s been a busy couple of weeks all in all. After months of preparing for investment and planning the roll out of our business in lots of locations, we are full steam ahead! This is brilliant news and a very exciting time.
01 December 2010
This week I received a letter and a certificate from David Cameron to say he had been aware of CREATE for a while and was delighted to announce that we were the second winner of the Big Society Award, a scheme he launched a couple of weeks ago.
08 November 2010
Historically the Bridewell is an interesting place. I say this partly because the Bridewell Taxis was an under-rated 1980s Leeds band, but I think I also say this for more significant reasons today.