Along with her husband Guy, Danielle runs three businesses, yes you heard me right, THREE businesses, from their family home in Penton Mewsey, Hampshire as well as managing a busy, fun-filled home life.
I met Danielle when she offered to support me with the School Charity that I was Co-Chairing and I was instantly blown away by her energy, business knowledge and ambition. In the past year she has been an immense help to me in building Green Zebra – she has coached me, challenged my thinking and is the most amazing advocate.
What inspires me about Danielle? Well, firstly she manages to balance a busy home life and running three businesses. I struggle with running one business and having one child, so I absolutely admire her for managing to do that!
Secondly, she is pragmatic and has long term vision, a rare combination of skills – so, she can visualise where she wants the business to go, build a strategy around it and then break it down in to manageable chunks and deliver against it. I’ve watched her do just that, along with Guy, for Penton Park Brewery. They literally spent evenings brainstorming names and ideas and concepts and turned all of that around into a strategy to build a flourishing business.
Thirdly she is brave. Totally brave. And I really admire her for that. I think so many of us have great ideas and can visualise how we want something to be but aren’t brave enough to go for it.
So, let’s find out a bit more about the businesses at Penton Park;
Penton Park is their stunning family home to which they open the doors for weddings, private parties, corporate events and filming. The house is beautiful and has been restored to its former glory by Guy’s parents Douglas and Vivien who also live in the house.
Penton Park Brewery is a newer venture. Danielle and Guy have just renovated the 270 year old Georgian Kitchen at Penton Park and are now brewing their own beers using the water from their own well. Check out their gorgeous new logo which incorporates the letters PPB and the water from their well.
Danielle also manages James’s