Interview with Jim Taylor
CEO and Co-founder of Proximity Designs
Please introduce yourself and Proximity Designs to our readers.
My name is Jim Taylor and I am the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Proximity Designs. Proximity Designs is a social business (social enterprise) that designs and delivers affordable, income-boosting products for rural families. Launched in 2004, we’re one of Myanmar’s largest providers of agricultural products and services across farm technology, agronomy services and finance.
A little bit about our name – we believe we need to work from a place of empathy and deep understanding of our customers, which comes from working closely with them, or being proximate. We design all of our products and services so they make sense for our low-income, rural customers. Hence, the name Proximity Designs.