There’s more to life than work – try Paragliding

Saturday morning and only one survey today.  This one is for a friend in Nottingham and anytime of the day will do. So, it’s a light breeze from the south and clear skies – Paragliding time! I arrive at Rushup Edge in the Peak District at 8.30 and by 9.30 I’m airborne.  In paragliding, spring […]

NVQ level 4 in Management

Through my companies, I’ve been involved with the Federation of Master Builders for over 25 years. The FMB is a very useful organisation for small contractors, with a great suite of membership benefits. One of these is access to excellent CPD and training courses, as well as updates on everything from Health & Safety, employers […]

Property Care Association awards 2010

Blimey! On Friday night, at the awards in London, I was presented with a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the PCA training category. It was a good night, spent at Lords Cricket ground with the great and the good of the preservation industry.  Guest speaker was the superb batsman Alex Stewart, who scored over 8000 runs […]

Alan Pettingale pays me a visit.

Well, this Sunday was a laugh for sure. Alan and I go back over twenty years.  We first met when I was franchising the Brick-Tie business back in 1987. Alan bought the Humberside Brick-Tie franchise and was by far the most enthusiastic member of the Brick-Tie team for quite a time. Alan wasn’t from a […]

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