In the modern economic age, there companies built to help support other companies in the same industry. Oakvest Holdings is one of these in the food sector. Mark Holyoake founded the company to give select companies in the industry a chance to have access to equity and real estate funds when trying to establish themselves. His origins date back to 1995 upon his graduation from the University of Reading. He realized right away that international experience was going to be the most important aspect going into the 21st century. That judgement turned out to be correct, as he describes in a recent Ideamensch interview.
Mark Holyoake is a business man who likes to stay busy. He is frequently working on multiple projects at the same time, each with their own unique sets of challenges. A typical day begins at the crack of dawn and concludes late in the evening. He switches between emailing, research, and client interactions all throughout the day. Each of his clients deserve nothing less than his best. The high quality trusting relationships he has forged played a major in a 2010 deal.
As a foreign investor himself, Mark Holyoake was perfectly aware of the potential effects a global economic crash could have on the world. He knew that small regions would be affected much harder than bigger diverse economies. Ireland was one country who found themselves unable to get up on their own. Mark Holyoake showed up with an unbelievable idea. He wanted to not only purchase Iceland Seafood International, but push an expansion campaign to the rest of Europe. This quickly turned into a massive success for the company, Ireland, and Mark Holyoake’s image as a master of business deals. The company could trade and compete with other businesses already in the region.
Mark Holyoake cites two key aspects to his success. The first being his natural social skills. He enjoys meeting and getting to know individuals since you never know when a connection could bear information or a client. At the same time, the upward swing in the population shows potential yet untapped.
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