Marine engineering was a vast role covering everything from the ship's propulsion down to a cooker element. I served on HMS Illustrious and specialised in the plumbing dept and obviously this is where I gained my passion for the job. I decided that I wanted to continue this role on dry land so left the Navy and took up an apprenticeship with a local business. It turned out that my prior knowledge held me in good stead as I progressed quickly and within three years I was Corgi Registered.

I went on from there to work for a government agency fitting boilers for the elderly and infirm. This is where I gained a lot of experience as in 3 years I must have fitted around 350 boilers. With this experience and faith that my customer service was second to none I started out on my own as I believed that I could perform a lot better than my competitors. Today I have a good customer base which keeps me going through these tough financial times and hope to go from strength to strength and eventually start employing other engineers.

Being Gas Safe registered is crucial to my line of work as plumbing is only one aspect of the job. People like the fact that not only will I fit them a boiler I will also change a tap washer the week after. I offer a complete Plumbing and Heating service "no job too small", etc. Many companies will turn away small jobs as they see these as "no money", I disagree because if you look after all of peoples' needs they will always have you back.