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Raffaele Riva

Raffaele Riva is a man who has dedicated his life to helping the people of Devon through their lives, one business at a time. In 2016 he bought the family-run car dealership, Bleasdale’s, in Exeter, after they had been struggling for four years. Raffaele Riva has made some big changes over that time and saw an upturn in sales from £130k to £1.6m by 2017.

Originally from Italy and with many years of experience running successful businesses across Europe, Raffaele Riva imagined it would take one or two years to get things back on track. So far, he has met his goals more than six months before 2020.

The reason for this success lies in the way he runs his business. Raffaele Riva is a man who believes that his family should be treated with respect, and so he runs his business the same way. He strives to unite all of his staff and aims to create a family feel by bringing them together regularly, sharing ideas and listening to feedback which can then be implemented into their day-to-day running.

Raffaele also believes in being loyal to his staff and therefore tries to ensure they all have some form of involvement in progressing the business, rather than simply ordering them around. This ensures they are happy at work and efficient workers who feel like they own a part of their company.

Raffaele is also very aware of ensuring the staff are doing what they love and has ensured that his company has something for his team to do and a busy work schedule. He also gives all of his staff a chance to show off their skills, whether by persuading customers to invest in a new car or simply being able to decorate their offices at will. Raffaele believes that employees should work hard for the business to succeed. See this page for related information.


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