025 Jarrah Venables | Leaving your dream job to strike it out on your own. Challenging but worth every second!
Jarrah Venables is the namesake to the vintage race car brokerage and events firm, Jarrah Venables. Vintage racing is in Jarrah's blood thanks to his father who works on vintage race cars from the 60's. So when Jarrah left school, all he wanted to do was have a career in the field. Unfortunately, he couldn't wrench and he didn't have a small fortune to turn into a proper racing career. So what's a guy to do? Well, Jarrah landed a dream job at Goodwood where he worked with the events team to produce the Festival of Speed and the Revival. But after 10 years, he was ready for a change, a new challenge, and after a meeting with a headhunter, he took the leap of faith and struck out on his own. In this conversation, Jarrah and I talk about how Goodwood became a client, and how that benefited them both as he made the transition from employee to entrepreneur. We also chat about his remarkable growth from selling $100,000 cars to representing cars well into the millions, and the networking it took to get there. This is a great conversation and a fascinating look into how some of the greatest vintage events in Europe are put together. Please enjoy my conversation with Jarrah Venables.