“Grant is, without doubt, the most creative person I’ve ever met – he can create an artistic symphony on a serviette. Grant’s diligence and charm make him a delight to work with. Highly recommended.”
— Polly Wenham
“They’ve (Illustrations) arrived. Quite simply, magnificent. What more can I say? Utterly gorgeous, the whole lot. Top class professional work. I am absolutely delighted. Can’t wait to see the rest.”
— Andrew Segal, Village Folk Books
“Grant rocks and that’s from a fellow design professional. Outrageously talented and a network maverick to boot. Cheers!”
— Melissa Galt
“Grant DELIVERS. To quote the man himself ‘I just roll up my sleeves and do it’, and he’s done just that. He is at the end of that phone line he’s holding out in his image and can give you just that little extra push you need when your standing at the top of a black run, looking down. He’s an enabler, is bursting with ideas, inspiration and encouragement…. I could go on but he’d probably rather I got on with the music mission of the moment.
Thanks Grant, it doesn’t go unappreciated!”
— Jessica Goyder
“Artistic? Creative? Chaotic? enthusiastic? Energetic? – All good words to describe Grant, but I think a new word needs to be invented…..
His messages are intelligent and witty (or at least I think so…) and I can’t wait to visit the public house…. mine’s a Guinness.”
— John Cave
“Grant has an extremely intuitive insight to determine the true essence of my holistic security model platform. Such wisdom of enlightenment cannot go unnoticed by me.
I would suggest anyone to contact Grant and determine a “connection”, as he is a MUST on my personal networking contacts.”
— Michael Stephen Ruiz
“I do not write testimonials that often, but Grant comes across as a man who cares, not just cares, but really cares about the planet in which we inhabit.
We all go along quite often without a care of where our next much-needed glass of water will come from, just expecting to turn a tap and whomph there it is.
I take my hat off to a man who cares.”
— Lee Gallacher – Challenge Sailing Team
“The Next Ellen MacArthur” Gallacher
“Mike and I have just spent a weekend at The HoBB.
As a result, I think here at The Performance Business, we should replace the phrase ‘strategic planning’ for a new term ‘HoBB Time’. HoBB Time is when you can look at what you’ve got, and what you would like to achieve without limitations, just a channelled stream of energy and resources that turns the dreams, and ideas into reality.
From the minute we arrived, we knew we were on a journey of discovery. Grant and Helen are accomplished in fine art and design, with a background working with blue-chip companies. Now, instead of heading into the smoke to meet their stressed out clients in stressed out towns, they invite their clients to spend time at The HoBB, where there is no barrier to creativity, and where everything is achievable.
So what makes The HoBB such a rich source of inspiration? It has to be Grant’s creativity, energy, passion and, big personality.
Grant and Helen also open their doors to The HoBB as a Retreat (not a place to hide when things get tough), but a place to allow people to find time and space to ground themselves and maybe to make some personal, or business decisions. The HoBB is comfortable, and cosy. Grant and Helen love it and they have something of themselves in every corner. They call The HoBB the Project House – and they will allow people to come and work with them in their garden, designing and building different things, for instance – steps, or a gate – almost anything goes! It’s Art Therapy with a twist. Then they embrace whatever has been created and it will stay there for as long as it stands up to the weather! So as you tour the garden, Grant will point out little bits of creativity and say who did it and what they wanted to express through their work.
If you need some artwork, want some time to reflect and recharge your batteries and refocus your aims, or if you are a coach, and are looking to find a venue where you can work with your clients in an entirely different way – you might just want to speak to Grant, who’s home, (and amazing garden project) is a living representation of life’s journey.“
“.Grant is one of the most supportive and caring people I know. It’s great to be back in your network!
— Gabrielle Izen
“Grant was my first contact – a happy, energetic guy, great to converse with. When I come to Wales, I will certainly stay at the HoBB.”
— Yael Stein
“Grant is a fast thinking, inspirational, dynamic and exceptional creative. He enjoys people, communication and sharing ideas for overall benefit – a fabulous guy, adorable and charming.”
— Diane Stafford
“Grant has brought magic to my imagination and my mailbox! I open his messages with enjoyable anticipation.”
— Lynda Cookson
“Thank you for the beneficial effect your course has had on the whole of the administration department. The staff are more committed and positive in their approach to their daily tasks, the whole atmosphere in the department has improved 1000%”
— Ms.K.C. Cole, Head of Admin / Systems Manager,
Washwood Heath School, Birmingham.
“We had the pleasure of working on a Community project especially designed round the work that we carry on within the Property & Development Industry. I and my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed seeing how receptive the children were and would have no hesitation in asking them to do something similar in the future ”
— Lorna D Biddle, Morrison Developments Ltd.
“My second testimonial for Grant…the man is a veritable font of ideas, warmth and hospitality and you should make a stop over at the HoBB a mandatory part of your visit to Wales, no the UK, no Europe. My friend and I spent a wonderful evening there and it was one of the highlights of my year.
If you’re looking for a designer who can supply inspiring copy, graphics and ideas aplenty then call Grant!”
— Neil Urquhart
“What to say about The Grand Grant? Look at his signature and probably you will understand a bit about his personality which is unique, strong, fascinating, charismatic, creative, crazy (in the best possible sense), sparkling, brilliant, warm and so on (till eternity) Grant is just one – so get to know him!”
— Andreja Lajh
“Grant is like a breath of fresh air and challenges all norms and beliefs. I felt positive and energised after meeting him and I resolve to get more involved in both him and his projects.”
— Jeremy Dent
“Grant is one of the few people who will not just help you out once, he will keep thinking of you even when you haven’t stopped by to say hello for ages. Thanks Grant – it’s much appreciated!”
— Russ King
“There is a great guy called Grant of the Hobb. He is a fabulous artist and is able to translate words into pictures. He has a wonderful, creative and maverick style and he is an extremely nice guy. He’s working on something for us right now – I’ll let you see it, when it’s done.”
— Lucy Windsor
“Grant is free with his information and suggestions. He is a wealth of knowledge. I see a kind person who cares about his community and the world.”
— Leland Simpson
If you’d like to work together, by all means get in touch.
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