Andrew Thomson, Design & Development Director, Ultraframe (UK)

First Job: I join the Royal Navy as an Engineering Officer at 18 and was lucky to be sent to university by them.  My first design job was at Dyson just as the firm was starting. When did you join current company: I joined Ultraframe in 2004 when the company was still a PLC. Most useful/favourite gadget: Strava APP on my Iphone. Favourite/most useful More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Neil Evans, Sales Director, The Veka UK Group

First Job: Insurance Claims Clerk (chief photocopier!). You were always told to join a bank or insurance company (at least you were in my house) for security. When did you join current company: Joined Veka 31st More...

By winactive On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Ian Short, Managing Director of Morley Glass & Glazing

First job: Milk round along with morning and evening paper rounds – I’ve never been afraid of hard work or early starts! When did you join or set up your current company: Morley Glass and Glazing was set up More...

By winactive On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Gareth Williams, Operations Director of Distinction Doors

First job: I was a mechanical engineer in the Royal Navy. When did you join Distinction Doors: 2 February 2015. Most useful/favourite gadget: My smart phone; I can’t believe how much I actually do through apps More...

By winactive On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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John Adams, Customer Service Director at the Customade Group

First job: Trainee manager at Wickes Building Supplies. When did you join or set up current company: I bought Customade in 2006, together with my founder business partners John Lightowlers and Nick Gibbons. Customade More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Mike Parczuk, Managing Director of Sternfenster

First job: I was pretty much born into the window industry, and started off as a self-employed retail salesman. When did you join your current company: I joined the family business in 1994, working my way up through More...

By winactive On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Bradley Gaunt, Managing Director, Made For Trade

First Job: Manufacturing engineer for an inline filter company. When did you join or set up current company: 2005 Most useful/favourite gadget: Dyson DC58 hand held vacuum! Amazing at quickly sucking up those bits More...

By winactive On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Oliver Ginger, Supply Chain Director at Origin

First Job: The first job I ever had was with Gilbert and Pollard Sports in St Albans. I was 19 years old and my role was Accounts Manager. When did you join your current company: I joined Origin in June 2006. It More...

By winactive On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Gareth Jones, Marketing and Technical Director, Rehau

First Job: : In my gap year, I was a librarian, an accounts clerk and an English teacher in South America. I was also very memorably an assistant on a Mediterranean cruise ship and, having coped with both an air More...

By winactive On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Dan Gill, MD of Residence Systems & Window Widgets

First Job: Apprenticeship with MOD – Naval Architecture. When did you set up current company: 2001. Most useful/favourite gadget: 3D printer and iPhone. Favourite/most useful website: Ebay! Business person you More...