Tony Basile, Sales Director for Sheerline

Facts and Figures: First job: Trainee butcher at Rydes in Derby. I didn’t enjoy the butchery side of it, but I loved working on the counter and meeting customers. When did you join Sheerline: I started working for Roger Hartshorn (CEO of Garnalex and Sheerline) in 1991 at HL Plastics. Since then, I’ve always worked for Roger, so, over 30 years.  Most More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Jason Bamford, Managing Director of Regal Aluminium

Fact and Figures: First job: Regal Conservatories, from 1989 – 1998.  When did you join or set up current company: I set up Regal Doors Limited in 2013. I set up Regal Aluminium in May 2023 when I bought Sapient More...

By winactive On Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Jamie Munday, Sales Director for Avantek Machinery

Facts and Figures: First job: Compressed air fitter/engineer at Tool Repair Services. I learned a huge amount about repairing and selling pneumatic tools, while meeting lots of people in the tooling industry. When More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Chris Reeks, Managing Director of Fentrade

Facts and Figures: First job: My first full-time position was a trainee purchaser for a Caterpillar replacement spares company.  Set up current company: August 2018  Favourite Gadget: Apple watch  Favourite/most More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Nick Cooper, Technical Director, AluK

Facts and Figures: First job: I was an apprentice for six years at Jonwindows, a subsidiary of Cardiff’s John Williams steel group. Established in 1881, by the time I started, they’d already been fabricating More...

By winactive On Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Dr Sachin Saigal, Managing Director, Avocet Hardware Group 

Facts and Figures: First Job: Resident doctor  Most useful/favourite gadget: My phone, although it can also be my worst enemy! Favourite Website: Financial Times  Favourite restaurant: More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Steve Winslet, Managing Director of Victorian Sliders

Facts and Figures: First job: I started as Pioneer Concrete’s youngest trainee Plant Manager in London. Following several promotions, I was appointed to manage the Byfleet Plant, one of their biggest sites More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Rhonda Ridge, Managing Director of Ab Initio Systems

Facts and Figures: First Job: Joined NatWest Bank straight from school.  When did you set up current company: 1995 Most useful gadget: I couldn’t live without an iPhone  Most useful websites: More...

By winactive On Friday, September 16th, 2022

Steve Cross, Director of Mercury Glazing Supplies

Facts and Figures: First job: Trainee Builders Merchant. When did you join or set up current company: We set up Mercury in 2002 – this year is our 20th anniversary! Most useful/favourite gadget: It More...

By winactive On Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Phil Parry, Business Development Director of Epwin Window Systems

Facts and Figures: First job: Design Draughtsman for DC Norris & Co. designing industrial food processing equipment. When did you join current company: September 2020. Most useful/favourite gadget: My More...