Gary Morton, Managing Director of Central Window Systems

First Job: Thermoseal Services – Service Engineer. I’d gone grape-picking in France to‘find myself’, then came back and found myself unemployed. I saw the job in the local paper.When did you set up Central Window Systems: 1995 – It was originally set up as Central Express Windows.Most useful/favourite gadget: My Watt Bike. If you’d More...

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By winactive On Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Austin McGillian, Chairman, New World Developments, owner of Apeer Doors and Lumi Windows

First job: Delivering newspapers. That was the only job I have had outside of the family, and I kept that paper round until I was 15. After leaving college at 18 I joined the family business, which was a petrol More...

By winactive On Friday, September 17th, 2021

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 More...

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...