Jordan came to open G!RO on Esher High Street out of a passion for Coffee, Cake & Cycling… but his background is far from serving coffee & cake. Jordan completed is Degree in Music Performance in 2004, and worked for a number of years in Music Production, Video Production and Animation with clients that included GSK, GE, Gillette and BeatCast TV. In 2010, Jordan took on a role as a Youth Pastor, using Creative Media (music & video) as a way to engage with 11-18 year olds, which firmly established a passion for local life and local community.
With a firm love of cycling, Jordan and business partner Neil Goodman set up G!RO in October 2013 with a view to become a hub for local cyclists, residents and businesses alike. Community focussed and uncompromising on quality coffee and cake, G!RO has received awards and recognition as one of the top cycling cafes in the UK, and very proud to be in Esher.
More often than not, he will be in G!RO, serving - or ’sampling’ - the coffee, so be sure to stop in and say hi.
Ruth's background has been in finance since 1984. Her main role at the bank was to look after the budget of the computer deptartment during the time of the first biggest growth of the computer age when the computers went from one main frame which took up an entire floor to multiple dealer terminals on every desk of the bank.
Her final role there was working on the paperless office project in which she was tasked with reducing paper flow within the building. She was assigned to the accounts department thereafter to monitor paper flow linked to budgets throughout the bank. Ruth's system was operational for 10 years.
She left the bank in 1993 to concentrate on promoting her property company which she runs with her partner. This includes several rental properties in and around Esher, Cobham and Oxshott and several renovation projects. She also has a personal client base of 30 or so companies in which she looks after their accounts and VAT.