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19 October 2017

Business Women's Week: Yvonne Redhead, grow and glow

Yvonne Redhead smiling at the camer

Business Women’s Week has been a massive success, we have proudly discovered and identified inspirational women from the BizSpace team. However, we would also like to celebrate the wonderful works and women who make up our customers at BizSpace.

Yvonne Redhead, Managing Director at Cloud 9 Recruitment, who works closely with businesses to provide a unique and personal service in recruitment and psychometric/ skills assessments. We had a chat with Yvonne, who inspired us and believe could motivate others. Yvonne is based in our Lomeshaye Business Village in Nelson. 

What was your dream job as a kid?

I wanted to be Wonder Woman! Upon realising this was probably not achievable I really wasn’t sure for a long time. I did know that I was far from the academic; but a determined and hard worker, who focused on what I was passionate about. The original plan was to get a job in an office and then work my way up to the highest possible level, I never imagined for a minute I’d be capable of setting my own business up! I knew early on I wanted a career not a job and loved working.

Who do you look up to?

I don’t look up to any one person, this isn’t because of arrogance or that I feel I have already “achieved” the best I can be. I recognise the strengths of the many people around me, if I meet someone with a skill or quality I admire, I learn and develop myself to have that skill or quality.

What is your superpower?

I think all women who raise young whilst also having a full-time career have lots of superpowers! I suppose empathy to others has helped me a lot over my career and also the ability to keep getting back on the horse after a fall.

What has been your toughest challenge in your career?

I’m in the thick of it now! Growing a micro into a larger entity. Setting my business up initially in 2007 was fun and exciting, making the decision to grow this to the next level brings a whole range of additional skills needed and a lot more stress – I will get there though, of that there is no doubt.

What would you say to your 16-year-old self?

Enjoy the ride, stop worrying so much and you can do it!

What advice would you give young women of today?

Don’t be ruled by others, if you want to make a change in your career/ life it’s always good to hear your opinions from friends, colleagues, and family, but ultimately, it’s your life and career – do what’s best for YOU. It won’t be done overnight so manage your time expectations, you spend a huge amount of life at work make sure you are happy in it.

Yvonne’s career has grown magnificently and we are impressed by her dedication and motivation to do well in her career. When she started out it may have been a fun and exciting time, however, we must appreciate the hard work she has put into her work to get to where she is. Congratulations Yvonne, we are excited to see the expansion of Cloud9 Recruitment in the near future! Good Luck!



Ceyda Baser