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Long-time friends Tracey Gartside and Vanessa Henderson didn’t have a great start when they made a conscious decision to build a business. They had to overcome massive adversities in order to get to where they are today. With Vanessa having a childcare background and Tracey managing her husband's business, they decided to put up a childcare business in 2015.
01:55 We started this journey. Vanessa came to approach me, to ask to start a business together. Her background is child care and always has been. Um, and I sort of come from a business sort of backgrounds and I was running my husband's business, administratively. He was a roof carpenter with, um, over 10 46 staff. Um, and so we started the process, we started the build and then three months before we were due to open five days before Christmas, um, 20th of December, 2014 my husband had an accident, um, and passed away very unexpectedly. Uh, so I had three children. Vanessa had one baby at the time and we were three months away from opening a very big, very big business. - Tracey Gartside
03:28 It's very easy sometimes to allow our challenges, our adversity to get the better of us. - Barry Magliarditi
04:52 We sort of had to juggle not only what we were going through with Tracy, losing her husband and all of that and the dynamics of the business completely changing to how we originally set it out to be. - Vanessa Henderson
07:00 Like anybody bear witness when you guys experience in the first twleve months and you know, you continue to lead, you continue to face board. - Barry Magliarditi
08:00 in the state that we were both in was just, it sets the bar for us to be able to achieve anything or know anything about sort of comes away for us to get through what we did. - Vanessa Henderson
09:32 Everything that you are faced with is still having, having the courage and having the strength to move forward. Even though I'm sure that the days you didn't feel like it. - Barry Magliarditi
12:06 We wanted leadership, we wanted to learn how to be leaders. We wanted to learn how to manage staffs and be leaders and got respected. - Tracey Gartside
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