Community Of Cultivators: Edition 41

By Stormy McBride On January 26, 2021 In Community Cultivators Blog Series

Community of Cultivators

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about.

Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Each month, we’ll release new interviews that we hope inform and inspire you.

This week we had the opportunity to interview one of our very own, Tim Devitt. Tim has been with us for the last two years working on GCUC UK. Prior to coming to the GCUC side, had an extremely interesting career in the diamond industry.

Photo of Tim DevittWhat in your life are you most proud of cultivating or creating? Why?

Converting a tired old bungalow into a contemporary family home.

I loved the designing and planning phase, the thousands of decisions that have to be made (some very quickly), the spending on fit out, managing an array of different trades and personalities to produce a house that is just right for how you want to live.

I’m not sure the kids enjoyed the process as much as Vanessa and I, although they love the laundry chute!

Where do you personally feel the most sense of community?

At my local cricket club. Rural setting in the south downs national park, a diverse mix of cricketers from all walks of life with a full range of abilities.

There’s great cricket, banter, beer and families and a real sense of community.

If you had $500 to spend- what would you buy?

A decent set of DIY tools.

When I first bought a property and started DIY I never had enough money to buy a decent set of tools.

With hindsight, I now know that I would have saved a fortune if I’d bought quality in the first instance rather than the short term cheap and cheerful options!

What advice would you give to someone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur?

Never do it on your own, always work with someone else.