It appears to be working: “It’s an opportunity of a lifetime,” says employee, Ben. “Tom and Johnny are fantastic to work for – I see them more as friends than employers.” Corinna adds: “It’s nice to be in a relaxed, comfortable environment. We have great team in the office which keeps it fun.”
A born-and-bred Newquay boy, Johnny is an avid supporter of everything Cornish. “We have some very talented people in our county,” he explains. “Cornwall is a real hot-bet of skill and talent. You don’t need to hire a designer or architect based in London, for example, when everything and everyone you need is right here. And, crucially, they understand the lifestyle too.”
So, with lifestyle and work/life balance so crucial to Johnny, one wonders what he does to unwind. “I love early morning running across Fistral beach,” he says, as well as eating out with the family at his favourite restaurant: Paul Harwood’s The Fish House.