“My career started as a Technician Apprentice for Marconi making and designing Missiles, Torpedoes and Laser guided bombs. I joined Vickers and worked on the hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems of aircraft, such as the Boeing 767, Airbus A320, Fighter jets;- Tornado and Typhoon. This gave me the opportunity to assist, in the performance development of Active Suspensions systems on Formula 1 cars for Williams, Benetton and Lotus in the 90’s.
I joined Smiths Group and worked on Medical Devices such as vacuum steam sterilizers, operation tables and tracheostomy tubes. My engineering background combined with Calibration, Quality Assurance, Non- destructive testing, Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Taguchi.. soon led me into Marketing and Sales roles working in the USA for Smiths Medical as Director of Marketing and my final position of Global Marketing Manager.
In 2006 with a young family of three girls 8,6,3 traveling the globe on planes that I had helped to keep in the air, made me change my focus. So I left the medical sector and started my own Carpet & Upholstery cleaning business. Trained by the NCCA and operating as a sole trader, I purchase my first machines a “Host Free Style” dry cleaning machine and a Ninja 400psi extraction machine, operating out of a Vauxhall Vivaro Crew Van. I really enjoyed working for myself and seeing my business grow year on year. In 2010 my wife, Melanie became NCCA trained and we completed the NCCA hard floor cleaning course.
In August 2010 we open our first rug cleaning workshop. Each year investing in new equipment and continually training through the NCCA and by Corporate Members. In 2011 we became a Limited company Weaver (UK) Ltd and our strapline “Weaving Magic” we loved the job satisfaction and seeing our business grow with over 80% of our business coming from repeat customers.
2013 We move to new premises to increase the size of our rug cleaning facilities an introduce a 3m Rug Centrifuge and self-designed rug drying frame. We are Advance NCCA members and carry the TrustMark.
Now with my business fully developed and 3 older daughters looking to take over the reins, my wish is to help other carpet cleaners make a success of their businesses. So I am on the Board and will do everything I can to encourage carpet cleaners to have a continuous training programme and meet and interact with the corporate members to try out new machines, techniques and tools and solutions. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the NCCA and as Events Director, if I could have a birthday wish, it would be to see you all NCCA members come to Stoneleigh in September to further enhance and develop their own businesses.”