Couple creates a strong business team

Firm Foundations owners Rebecca and Joey Gilroy last week celebrated two successful years in business.
Firm Foundations owners Rebecca and Joey Gilroy last week celebrated two successful years in business. Contributed

SINCE starting her own business two years ago, Rebecca Gilroy has completed a Master's degree, expanded her practice and become the president of the Australian Podiatry Association.

But what could be both her most challenging and rewarding adventure is yet to come.

Mrs Gilroy and her husband and business partner, Joey, are expecting their first child in May.

The Firm Foundations owners are mastering the juggling act between work and family life after Mr Gilroy took on a more hands-on role in the business last year.

He has now started operating as the business's massage therapist, after leaving the military for life in the Rose City.

The transition has been a welcome change for the couple, with Mrs Gilroy saying she is enjoying having her husband around more.

"People spend so much of their life at work so when you are able to bring family into that environment, it's great," she said.

During the past two years the business has seen over 1500 clients and has grown from operating six days a fortnight to five days a week.

The savvy businesswoman said surviving the first two years in business has been a great achievement for her and attributes "a supportive husband and a cleaner" as being integral to her success.

The Gilroys said the Warwick community was extremely supportive of their business and had helped their business grow to new heights.

Once the newest member of the Gilroy family arrives, the couple plans to share the parenting and work commitments with one another.

Topics:  better business massage therapist

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