Joe Trueman, Managing Director of Stevenswood Trade Centres

First Job: I left school at 16 with very little academic achievement and went straight into the fenestration industry working for my Dad’s retail business which was called Valley Windows & Conservatories. I started in the factory, manufacturing a Selecta 60mm externally beaded system and worked my way through all areas of the business. When did More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Mark Wadsworth, Managing Director of Senior Architectural Systems

First job: When I was 17 years old I had a job with Achrochem in Newport, cleaning up industrial spills. I’ll never forget having to get inside the fuel tank of a Polish grain ship in Cardiff docks, for £2.50 More...

By winactive On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Ian Lloyd, Group Operations Director of The Glazerite UK Group

First Job: In 1979 I joined Graham Holmes Plastics (now Astraseal) as a trainee fabricator. When did you join your current company: In 1998 I started a small business repairing and installing PVC-U products, and More...

By winactive On Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Greg Hawksworth, Group Technical Director, Customade Group

First job: After finishing university, I worked as a design/project engineer for an injection moulding business in Lancashire. When did you join current company: I joined Customade Group in January this year after More...

By winactive On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Simon Monks, Managing Director, VBH (GB)

First Job: After university, my first job was managing a supermarket as part of a graduate scheme. I learnt more about apples than I ever thought possible! When did you join current company: I joined VBH in September More...

By winactive On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Tony Craggs, the Managing Director of Virtuoso Doors

First job: I started here in 2004 when it was WB Group, which was my dad Kevin Craggs’ business. When did you join current firm: I joined the business straight after my A Levels, aged 19. My dad wanted me to work More...

By winactive On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Darren Waters, CEO of ERA

First job: Sales Engineer for Mobil Oil, selling lubricants. When did you join current company? 2012. Most useful/favourite gadget: ERA DoorCam. Favourite/most useful website: ERA Everywhere or Tidal (love listening More...

By winactive On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Paul Bygrave, Director of Incarnation Window Systems

First job: Pot washer! At the Michelin Star Paris House in Woburn, though… When did you first join/set up the current company? We founded Incarnation on October 8th 2012. Most useful/favourite gadget: Scannable More...

By winactive On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Sarah Hitchings, Sales & Marketing Director, Windows Division, DW3

First Job: Legal Secretary. When did you join current company: I joined in 2014. Most useful/favourite gadget: The GoodNotes app on the iPad. Favourite/most useful website: Aside from http://residencecollection.co.uk! More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Sioned Webb, Marketing Director, AluK

First Job: I started work aged 16 as a commercial trainee at Rehau, working at their Amlwch plant on Anglesey. When did you join current company: I joined AluK in March 2016 as Head of Marketing and was appointed More...