Martin Hitchin, CEO of Rehau

First Job: My very first job was as a shop assistant at Dixons.When did you join or set up current company: I joined Rehau in 1988.Most useful/favourite gadget: Digital Camera.Favourite/most useful website: Instagram. Businessperson you admire: Tough one, I think that anyone that has a grown a successful company and kept it private with a good company More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Vesa Nenye, Head of Customers and Markets UK & Ireland at Roto

First Job: Started my own chain of Games/Toy stores in Finland.When did you first join Roto: Having led many multinational sales teams, providing products to virtually all the major retailers on the high street, More...

By winactive On Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Carol Slade, Managing Director of Masterframe

First job: Working for civil engineering firm I & H Brown in Perth, Scotland. When did you join current company: I joined Masterframe Windows in 2008 as Operations Director moving on to Sales & Operations More...

By winactive On Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Richard Hall, Managing Director at Reynaers Aluminium UK

First Job: My first ever job was my paper round! After university, I started as a Graduate Trainee at Schaeffler, a company I left 22 years later as President of the UK Industrial business. When did you join More...

By winactive On Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Kevin Whiting, Managing Director of MACO UK

First Job: I joined a successful European engineering company at the age of 16 and completed a good old fashioned 5-Year Mechanical and Production Engineering Apprenticeship. As soon as I finished they took More...

By winactive On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Chris Jones, Sales Director of Deceuninck

First job: After school I started an apprenticeship in Bath with a printing company, but sadly it went into liquidation. A few friends worked at a glass company, so I got a job there, working on the aluminium More...

By winactive On Friday, June 14th, 2019

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 More...

By winactive On Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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

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

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...