Episode 11

How to turn retrenchment into a success story in 6 minutes | Watchmaker Susan Galvin, Founder, Galvin Watch Company 

Getting retrenched during COVID-19 can be truly devastating, especially when it happens during your maternity leave. This happened to my guest Susan Galvin, who was retrenched in March this year. Instead of becoming paralysed by the challenge she decided to start her own company and design her own watch brand by using kick-starter funding. Susan talks about her journey to becoming a watchmaker in Finland and her experience in the male orientated luxury watch industry. She has over 10 years experience working as level 5 Omega watchmaker for prestigious global companies such as LVMH, in the UK and Australia, and The Swatch Group, Omega in Australia.

You will learn:
– What skills and attitude you need to go straight from school to work for a global luxury brand company
– How to turn redundancy into a new opportunity
– How to make kick-started funding work successfully for your start-up

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Back the Kickstarter campaign in August to become an owner of an Alku watch galvinwatchcompany.com.au




Published by Satu Raunola-Spencer

Satu (alias Finnsydney) is a Nordic born Sydneysider. She is passionate about making the world a better place, using common sense, sustainability and practical processes in business and everyday life. She is an entrepreneurial marketing and communications leader focusing on innovation. Satu has extensive global travel and tourism industry know-how and networks. Her love of family, travel, design, yoga, running and healthy lifestyle keeps her busy. Satu is always ready talk about education, science , culture, design and of course, Finland!

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