Passion is the difference between having a job or a career. After graduating At Newcastle university,with a BSc in Geography, I decided to chase my dream of earning a living from equestrianism, which has always been my core passion. I established my own company Unique Carriage Services Ltd, providing horse drawn wedding and funeral services across the North East of England. Alongside my business venture I also worked at an international level for numerous equestrian sports teams. I experienced good success, however due to the economic downturn when the UK went into recession, I quickly realized people didn’t have as much flexible income. As much as I thoroughly enjoyed working with my hobby, I soon realized that I wasn’t going to provide myself with the lifestyle I aspired towards- so I began to search for a new career challenge. I began working in the sales and marketing industry in Newcastle, UK in June 2013. I had zero experience in the marketing and sales field but thanks to the dedicated and talented group of people I had the fortune of working with, and the incredible training I received from the company, I was able to gain all of the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to run my own business in the industry. I learned how to throw my passion for equestrian sports into a career; which is what I stride to develop each team member within that I have the pleasure to work alongside. From the North East of England, I then moved with a team of highly ambitious individuals to Scotland where we ran an award winning sales and marketing organisation which expanded to 3 office locations in a very short time frame. We then received the opportunity to move to take on the USA for various Fortune 500 clients, I am particularly excited to be part of an industry with incredible expansion opportunities, and I look forward to establishing STAG Group Inc. as a leading direct marketing company in the US. My best advice to anyone is to find a career to throw your passion into. If you love what you are doing you never work a single day in your life. We have moved to America to dominate the sales and marketing industry; and we will do this through the passion and drive that the full team thrives on to attack the vision and goals of Stag Group Inc.