Val King is Chairman of the Rooflight Company based in Shipton-under-Wychwood.
For nearly 20 years the Rooflight Company has provided roof-lighting solutions to architects, builders and homeowners. The Rooflight Company sets itself apart from other building product companies by concentrating on developing its people and offering architects unique design expertise.
Val also works part-time for the Nasio Trust – a charity based in Oxfordshire and Kenya. Working in partnership with the police, army and schools, Nasio Exit 7 is a programme offering young people the opportunity to turn their lives around by engaging in positive activities and fund raising events culminating in a trip to the day-care centres in Kenya. These centres provide food, education and all forms of support to children orphaned by HIV and Aids.
A third role is as business mentor with Oxford Business Mentors and Fredericks Foundation.
Solarity Architecture is currently run by Val’s husband Pete – an architect and founder of The Rooflight Company.
I believe in developing my team – I invest in them. And I need to lead by example and raise my own game. I thought about doing an MBA but there is no way I have time for that. And then I found MD2MD. Eight years later I’m operating at a much higher level and I’m still learning!
I question the effectiveness of any business leader who is unable to allocate a day a month to developing their own leadership.
MD2MD has helped me to be more strategic, the deliverables of that are higher profit.