Jerry and Michelle Norman founded RUSH Skatepark in 2013, in the former warehouse studios of artist Damien Hurst, at Brimscombe Port near Stroud in Gloucestershire.
Designing an attraction that works for the skaters and their parents or guardians, the two worked tirelessly to build five sophisticated parks from Birch Wood Ply under one roof in this 40,000 sq. ft. park. Naturally, this kind of business comes with a number of regulatory concerns; so co-founder Jerry engaged with Stroud District Council's Health and Safety team early on;
Health and safety, to me, I thought was lots of paperwork and a lot of energy, resource and time. I was proven wrong. I think it was Maxine's approach; the way she came to us and said, 'I want to work with you.' We would never have gotten it right without Maxine's help. If you can get it right from the start, you make it a lot easier for yourselves.
Watch Jerry and Michelle's full story below:
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