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Nov 8, 2021

Today on ScaleUp Radio I’m joined by John Dillon of GJS Dillon. GJS Dillon is a property consultancy team, they specialise in commercial property and help many businesses transition to a better location for their needs. The company was set up in 2010 and has thrived ever since, John has been so dedicated to the business that GJS Dillon now lead the way with market research and local data analysis. So much so that they now provide independent reporting that is used by the local county council and other local authorities. By keenly examining the market GJS Dillon has been groundbreaking in the way that they are distributing the information that they gather to their competitors. John explains how this has benefitted the business and done nothing but solidify the company’s standing. 


John is proud to say that the business was started during a recession and has survived another one. The company has gone from strength to strength, as they have been laser focused on what they do best. We discuss the benefits of knowing your niche and working to the best of your ability. John is good enough to talk about the struggle of scaling up his business and learning how to go from someone who works for a company to someone who runs a company, along with all of the new challenges that come along with management and delegation rather than running yourself ragged trying perform every role. 


Over the course of our conversation you can hear about;


  • How knowing your market provides the best start in business
  • The surprising changes in the property market and new demand in the post covid world, 
  • And how in a strange turn of events the company managed to absorb two other business solely from reputation alone! 


Join us as we discuss the intricacies and demurs of scaling up a business and bringing something that started off as a two person operation all the way up to the 14 strong market leading team that GJS Dillon has become today. The vital information for businesses wanting to scale up is here, with some first hand experience along with what to avoid from a very candid John Dillon. 



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