I started my working life as a Trainee Estimator in 1972 for a large scaffolding company working throughout the North of England.
I progressed through to Estimator/Supervisor and then Contracts Manager with the same company, working at three different depots.
In 1986 I joined a small local company as Contracts Director and brought with me some major clients and some very reliable staff who I had worked with previously. The business expanded and in 1987 I was promoted to Contracts Director, becoming a major shareholder in 1988.
I created the present company in 1996. I have personally known most of the staff for many years and enjoy a healthy working relationship with the committed and reliable employees.
My role requires me to have overall responsibility for the main functions of the business operations including the contracts and financial facilities. I also place great emphasis on building and maintaining client relations and this is evident by the large amount of repeat business the company undertakes.
Working with the NASC as regional chairman for the whole of Northern England and North Wales for the NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation) requires that I chair regional meetings across the North of England which are held to discuss current and ongoing issues within the scaffolding industry on a regional and national basis.