Living on the South coast, my career started over 30 years ago with a Shopfitting & Joinery Specialist based in East Sussex. Working as an estimator I soon found myself amongst London landmarks, pricing and overseering projects in the capital and working throughout the UK.
Projects were varied which meant learning a lot of other trades involved in shopfitting, which has since proved very useful when combined with my building and manufacturing knowledge.
My appreciation for fine joinery has never changed and working in the staircase industry has certainly proved to be a very satisfying occupation.
A career high point was receiving an award from the LABC for 'Quality in Construction' covering East and West Sussex and Kent. This was at a time that I was part owner and director of a very successful building company - which still trades today. We specialised in delivering quality building work with no compromise, and to get recognition was such a great reward for me personally and my team.
Having recently worked for a leading staircase company in London, I was offered the opportunity by Smet to join their team and launch our new supply company GRÜN staircases.
'I'm really pleased to be we working with such a good product, the workmanship and machining are of the highest quality I have ever seen. To be part of this company is very exciting.'