Gruhme – What makes a successful CEO?


Gruhme

 

In last month’s conversation with Gruhme CEO and founder Robert Hallmark, we discussed the benefits of a personal relationship between employees within the workplace. But with an eye to the future, how does the luxurious British brand plan on keeping these relationships a prominent factor of an ever-growing business?

 

Robert believes that his job as the CEO of Gruhme is to inject the right culture into the brand. He feels that it should be his only job, as across the business, his is the only voice which everybody listens to. Robert’s voice is certainly difficult to ignore – everything about him radiates professionalism – his background as a corporate lawyer gives him more than enough experience to lead the charge into the British fragrance industry, while his perfectly tailored suit makes him look all the part of the CEO of a successful British brand.

 

Gruhme

 

Robert emphasises the notion that a CEO must be a relatable, personal presence within the workplace. “If the CEO is faceless and just have their head down in reports and numbers, they are not doing their job. That can be done by someone who wants to do that. Numbers can be anonymous to most people without impact on the company ethos.”

 

Speaking passionately about his aspirations with Gruhme and the future, Robert cites that while Gruhme as a business grows, the CEO must always be someone who is connected to the workforce and cares deeply about both the business and the people who represent it. It’s important that the employees under the Gruhme brand feel that their company stands for something that matters – not just a money machine for the shareholders across the company. In the eyes of Robert, a CEO should lead by example.

 

Gruhme CEO & founder, Robert Hallmark.

 

But let’s talk money. There’s no denying that sadly, money is hugely important – when Wu Tang Clan wrote ‘C.R.E.A.M’ (Cash rules everything around me) in 1993, they weren’t lying. In part, Robert shares this sentiment, citing “Money is a tool, and an important one that requires respect, but it is essential to put a real meaning to life ahead of it.”

 

It’s important to remember the irreplaceable things in life – the things upon which you could not put a cost. Robert adds his own perspective to the conversation, claiming he believes in making a positive difference to yourself, to your family and to those around you. To conclude, we poised the question – with everything considered, what is the key to a successful business, both internally and externally?

 

Robert pauses for a second, musing over the question, before answering, “A start up with cash. That way, you have resources to make things happen, but the personality where you know how important every person is to you, and how good it felt getting every sale in the beginning. Thereafter, you never take a single sale for granted – the trick is becoming that start up with that cash!”

 

 

Find out more at:

 


 

SportsAid host Champions Tennis event at The Royal Albert Hall

SportsAid host Champions Tennis event at The Royal Albert Hall

  Recently announced as the official charity partner of this year’s Champions Tennis at the […]

Victoria Beckham receives OBE

Victoria Beckham receives OBE

  To receive an OBE in your field of expertise is undeniably one of the […]

Penhaligon’s British Perfumers – Delving into an Alchemist’s Aromatic Archives

Penhaligon’s British Perfumers – Delving into an Alchemist’s Aromatic Archives

Written by Daniel James Parry   Established in London in 1870 by William Penhaligon, an Englishman […]

Whiteley and Payne – Timeless Tailoring with Luxury Shirts

Whiteley and Payne – Timeless Tailoring with Luxury Shirts

Whiteley & Payne   Fashions change from season to season, but traditional menswear is timeless. […]

Novocastrian – Hardy Northern Souls

Novocastrian – Hardy Northern Souls

  Between the 21st and 24th of September, the latest addition to London Design Festival […]

Chapman Bags: An Introduction

Chapman Bags: An Introduction

The natural beauty of the surrounding Lake District and Borders has provided much of the inspiration for Chapman’s.

Chapman Bags – Men’s Accessories

Chapman Bags – Men’s Accessories

  Cumbrian outdoor pursuits entrepreneurs Chapman Bags offer a vast array of accessories for today’s […]

A Royal Parade; Trooping the Colour 2016

A Royal Parade; Trooping the Colour 2016

The Foxley Docket looks ahead to Her Majesty’s ‘official’ birthday, celebrated with the annual patriotic parade known as ‘Trooping the Colour’.

Windsor Castle – A Photographic Celebration

Windsor Castle – A Photographic Celebration

Windsor Castle is a British icon in itself – with centuries of history behind it, […]

New Menswear collection from Ushiwear

New Menswear collection from Ushiwear

Yorkshire based brand Ushiwear has explored various designs and products over the years, but the company proudly present their latest range.

David Hockney Designs Window at Westminster

David Hockney Designs Window at Westminster

  British artist David Hockney has been chosen to design a stained glass window in […]

Britain Receives New £1 Coin – ‘Impossible to Replicate.’

Britain Receives New £1 Coin – ‘Impossible to Replicate.’

The new £1 coin   In the UK alone, there are approximately 30 billion coins […]

 


 

 

subscribe to foxley docket magazine, luxury magazine