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Laughton Property Maintenance in Nottingham

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My name is Steve Laughton, and I run a small family business trading in and around Nottinghamshire. Let me tell you where it all started. I served my apprenticeship at a long established local company called “Thomas Fish” back in 1981. My main trade is carpentry and joinery, but as time went by and I moved from one company to another, I was taught to do brickwork, plastering, and roofing, as well as block paving to name just a few. I came off the tools for a number of years to work as a contracts manager for another local building firm. But as the last recession started to take hold I was forced to brush off the cobwebs from my tools and start to work on site once again. But with these experiences behind me, my confidence grew enough to branch out on my own and I was able to put my skills to good use by starting my own business in 1996. Whilst working for other company’s, I found that they were not interested in covering the general maintenance work that many customers require, and I felt that there was a niche for my skills.

I currently employ one member of staff, Alex my apprentice. He has been with me for four years now. He started as a work experience student whilst in his last year at school and he came to me through “Buxton Enterprises” on a “Pathways work experience programme”. I have been working closely with them for the past seven years, taking young adults each year to help them get working experience, and to gain another qualification before leaving school. This should give them a head start over other more academic school leavers when going for a job.