Founder of Mechanical Services
When did you start at Thermotech:
Brief description of your responsibilities at Thermotech:
I’m hands on and like to keep a close eye on the projects and manage budgets. I am responsible for the operational strategy of Mechanical Services and work closely with Dave to ensure this translates to sales for all the companies in the group.
Brief history of career:
I left school in 1976 and started work as an apprentice refrigeration engineer working on coldrooms and freezer stores. I left in 1979 to work for Hall Thermotank which was the largest industrial refridgeration and air conditioning company in the UK. I finished my apprenticeship with a City & Guilds qualification and from there I went to work for Norman Air Conditioning as a Senior Engineer. I was offered a management roll soon thereafter but I decided to start my own business in 1987. The rest is history!
What do you love most about your job at Thermotech?
I like building a company that I can be proud of – contracting is a tough business and can be extremely challenging at times – but that is what I like!
Where would we find you on a Sunday afternoon?
No Sunday is the same for me, with 4 sons all demanding to do different things such as motorbike racing, football and boxing, and then my wife has preferences of what to do on the weekend too! For me, Wales is the place to be, on the open water in my boat, or on the jetski – I also enjoy windsurfing, fishing and running, a mixed bag really! To relax, I like to have a drink and catch up with friends.
What are you most proud of?
My sons. They are so very different… Brad loves bike racing and is very talented, Roy is into boxing and he is building his own business which I am so proud of. Ben is a great lad with a fantastic work ethic and I know I can rely on him. My youngest boy, Jordan, is a gifted footballer and has been at Manchester City Football Club since 2009 and shows great promise (although he is a Manchester United fan through and through, just like his dad.)
For me, Wales is the place to be, on the open water in my boat.