Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe

First job: Apprentice Toolmaker at Edwards Precision Engineering, making high pressure die casting tools and moulding toolsWhen did you join your current company: I joined ODL Europe in September 2017.Most useful/favourite gadget: Skype for BusinessFavourite/most useful website: www.TED.com – it’s full of interesting and inspiring information.Business More...

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By winactive On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect

First job: Wanting a career with horses, I left school at 16 and joined the Household Cavalry Regiment, staying till I was 21.When did you set up AluFoldDirect: AluFoldDirect was set up in 2014. I used to run More...

By winactive On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Nickie West, Event Director of The FIT Show

First Job: I’m not going to put dates to these career milestones; it’s far too painful! But becoming the youngest director and one of very few females appointed to the board of Robert Maxwell’s exhibition More...

By winactive On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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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. More...

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...