Genevieve Arlidge

GA-picThe Grapevine has been my only publishing experience. I had an inauspicious start and was slow to get off the ground, but my skill sets are all the broader for it now. I am very happy with this path I’ve taken and don’t foresee any further job change!

I stumbled across a very early copy of the Family Grapevine in 1997 and answered an advert to join in and do a magazine in my area. This was exactly what I wanted. Working from home, being my own boss, but with support and reassurance in the background should I need it and not least, being available for my 2 young children. For nearly 4 years I have been co-director of this flourishing group. I love the friendliness, honesty, work ethic and unity of the people I work with on a day to day basis and I am proud of the magazine produced, which I know very many families have found invaluable over the years. I have the best of both worlds, being an independent business, but having the strength and support of a group to work with. A seed was planted 20 years ago and with commitment, perseverance and vision it has grown into the group that I am so proud to be part of.

 

AreasMid Surrey and West Kent

What are you most proud of achieving as a part of the Family Grapevine group?
Sustaining a product that is valued by so many

What are your hobbies?
Travelling, keeping fit and reading

What is one thing about you that not many people know?
I had my nose pierced at a Malaysian street market stall (very many years ago!)