Mark Holyoake is the founder and current owner of Oakvest Holdings. Oakvest Holdings is an investment fund that works in private equity, real estate investments, and international property investments. Mark Holyoake has been working in the financial sector since graduating from the University of Reading in 1995. Now, as a prominent international investor, Holyoake has the perfect platform by which to give out advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Since graduating with business degree, Mark has been uniquely focused on creating a portfolio that spans businesses around the world. As we all know, diversifying your financial portfolio is absolutely integral to success Holyoake has made a career out of working in both the residential and commercial sectors across the United Kingdom and into Europe. When Holyoake isn’t with his growing family, he is putting in the work in order to research potential new leads.
One of Holyoake’s crowning achievements came in 2010 when Holyoake helped to invest in a major Icelandic property. That property was, of course, Icelandic Seafood International. Holyoake saw that the country was rebuilding after their own financial collapse, and he got in early with his team. Early adoption is vital to entrepreneurial work, no matter what sector you are operating out of. Holyoake saw that ISI had a rich and textured history of high-quality output. ISI had originally been founded in 1932 and Holyoake was hesitant to leave behind such a storied business. Under his guidance, and that of Holyoake’s investment vehicle, ISI was able to rebound in a major way. Being in the right place at the right time is as much about skill as it is about luck.
As an international investor, Holyoake knows that he can’t rely on a day-to-day schedule in order to find continual success. Having said that, Holyoake knows that he wouldn’t think of excluding collaborative time from his day-to-day routine. Holyoake believes that every successful business is built around a successful team. When you work with great collaborators, ideas flow and form in a fast and effective way. For aspiring entrepreneurs, Holyoake believes that there needs to be a focus on creating a team that you trust and have chemistry with.
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