My Local Life… Spencer Bullard – Managing Partner of Abode
This month we spoke to Spencer Bullard, managing partner of Abode Town & Country
Spencer is a native to Therfield, and spent his formative years there, attending Freman College in Buntingford, before embarking on a career stemming many areas of Sales in a few different countries. He has been a long standing member of Therfield and Kelshall football club and enjoys attending the gym before work. As part of the team at Abode, he supports various local causes, such as Home-Start events and the Samaritans.
Where do you live and how long have you lived there?
I’m currently living in Letchworth and have done for the last year, having recently moved back from a sales role in Dubai, a bit of a change, but the support both from government and our society throughout the pandemic has been heart warmingly reassuring.
What’s your favourite local place to eat?
The Rasa Sayang does some lovely Malaysian curries.
Your favourite local Shop?
La Bella Vita for gifts for my mother and significant other, I always manage to find something unusual there.
What do you love about your work?
Being able to help people into their next home, it’s very rewarding when you see the happiness on someone’s face when they’re securing their new home, be it a rental property or one for purchase. It’s also rewarding when you achieve a good valuation for your clients, helping them with major steps in their life.
What is your most valued possession?
Believe it or not I’m not very materialistic, preferring experiences over things. I get a lot more pleasure from a trip to somewhere new or a new experience than any material possession.
What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday?
Well apart from being at work, my perfect Saturday would be a gym and spa session in the morning, and a good hike through the countryside to some well earned beers and a great dinner.
What does success mean to you?
The measure of success is something that society too often thrusts upon people, creating pressure that is completely avoidable. Success for me is taking joy in the minutae of daily experiences, be it a great glass of wine, a cuddle from a loved one, the appreciation of a client from work, or the completion of a particular project. By focussing on the small goals I find you have a far more contented life regardless of the inevitable pressures and challenges it throws up.
Which four people you would invite to dinner?
I’m a bit of a geek at heart and my dinner guests would reflect this, the phyicists Paul Dirac and Albert Einstein, the chemist Albert Hofman, and Richard Dawson for a bit of theological debate.
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