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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...