This week, Colin speaks to George Pennel, a former recruitment consultant, whose decision to go-it-alone and start a new business was forged on the golf course, during his 2020 furlough.

Looking for a new direction, George realised that cleaning had never been more important and set about creating Vivo Clean. The company was quickly established in January 2021, with his first job being a humble oven clean.

Business quickly snowballed and within months of founding the company, Vivo Clean were hired to work on the set of Amazon Prime’s TV series The Power, when they filmed in Bawdsey last summer.
Having since diversified and established Vivo Recruit – specialists in construction recruitment – George is a shining example of a local entrepreneur that took a chance on a business idea and scored a hole-in-one.