Martin Thurley, Group Managing Director, Liniar

First Job: I started as a temp on a 3-month contract in the late 1980s in the Goods-In department of a local joinery company – main duties were making tea, sweeping the warehouse and standing in the cold and rain checking in timber off wagons. I stayed there almost 20 years, ending up as General Manager. Some very demanding and talented people More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Elton Boocock, Managing Director of Business Pilot

First Job: I left school at 16 to join the Army Junior Leader Regiment of the Royal Corp of Transport. After the Army, I ended up working for a property maintenance company, fitting windows, then eventually More...

By winactive On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Daniel Baker, Managing Director at Origin

First Job: My first job was in mechanical engineering, working for my father at his firm, Jones Baker. I was there for four years and learned so many of the fundamentals that I still rely on today.Date of joining More...

By winactive On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Darren Woodcock, Deceuninck Operations Director

First job? Aged 17, I joined Hepworth Plc as an Injection Moulding Technician. The factory was in the centre of Wolverhampton (now a retail park) with over 1,000 workers. It was an apprenticeship for life and More...

By winactive On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Justin Harris, Managing Director of Winkhaus UK

First Job: As a 17 year old I was at Barclays Bank in South Wales where I gained some great experience over 6 years in regard to understanding economics, colleagues, customers and management styles, which varied More...

By winactive On Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Sam Nuckey, Managing Director, Window Ware

First job: I left school after A-levels and joined a management training scheme and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. There were 20 of us on this three-year training scheme. It was a great development More...

By winactive On Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Aidan Harte, Managing Director, Freefoam Building Products

First job? My uncle owned a butcher shop in Cork,and I worked there during the summer holiday when I was 14 years old. It was a great experience and gave me my first taste of business.When did you join your More...

By winactive On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Clare O’Hara, Managing Director of Epwin Window Systems

First Job: Development Chemist in Marine Development at Castrol Oil.Most useful/favourite gadget: My iPhone – it’s like a portable office.Favourite/most useful website: Am I allowed an app? I’m trying to More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Guy Ferguson, CEO, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives

Favourite sport: Rugby. Staunch England fan. Played for various Met Police sides. Now Vice-Chair of the Met Police Rugby Club.Keen cyclist: Takes part in the annual charity Croydon to Arnhem ride to commemorate More...

By winactive On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Chris Price, Procurement Director at Glazerite

First Job: I joined the industry in 1984 to set up and run a stores and purchasing function for a trade fabricator in Coventry called Plastiseal.When did you join the company: After owning and running a window More...