Stephen Nadin, Managing Director of the Rocal Group

First Job: Waiter on the QE2 for 3 years, which meant I could travel the world in a more luxurious environment than backpacking! It seems a distant memory now… When did you join current company: I joined Rocal Group in 2003, as sales manager, just over 14 years ago when the panelled door market was in full swing. Most useful/favourite gadget: iPhone, More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

David Richards, Chairman, Spitfire Doors, part of the Kaliber Group

First job: Infantry Captain in the British Army When did you set up current company? Spitfire Doors was established in September 2015, so it’s my most recent baby! Most useful/favourite gadget: I wish I could More...

By winactive On Monday, November 6th, 2017

Scot Gerry, Supply Chain Director at Synseal Group

First job: A paper round at 8 or 9, but proper job was with IBM UK in Greenock the very next day after my last exam at university. When did you join current company? I joined Synseal in November of last year. Previously More...

By winactive On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Steve Milham, Whiteline’s Group Managing Director

First Job: Running a dairy herd of Jersey cows and Hereford beef cattle. When did you join Whiteline: I joined as a consultant in 2009 becoming Managing Director some 6 weeks later. Favourite gadget: I couldn’t More...

By winactive On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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: More...

By winactive On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...