A Carpenter by trade, I originally started working for myself from home under the name of Fitters Direct approximately 10 years ago installing uPVC windows, doors and conservatories. I was fortunate enough to begin working for Wales & West Housing which allowed me to expand the business, and in 2012 we re-named the company FD Integrated Services Ltd.
We have gone on to employ a total of 8 staff, run 5 vans and the office is now based in Wenvoe. I am very proud of everyone involved in the growth of the business as without everyone’s effort we wouldn’t be here today.
Our client base has grown considerably and include:-
- Wales & West Housing
- Cardiff Community Housing Association
- Liberty Living
- Hafod Housing
- Vale of Glamorgan Council
- Redrow Home
- Kier Construction
- Miskin Manor Hotel & Spa
We are building a very good reputation with our clients and enjoy maintaining the relationships that we have worked so hard to achieve.
After completing a 3 year Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship I became self employed as a Carpenter/Tiler working on various sized projects from colleges and schools down to small domestic works.
In 2006 I began working for FD Integrated Services, (formerly trading as Fitters Direct), as a Carpenter fitting uPVC windows, doors and conservatories. As the company grew so did the workforce which then took me into the managerial role of Contracts Manager taking on tasks such as invoicing, quoting, ordering of materials, health & safety, PQQs, tenders and running of jobs.
During my time as Contracts Manager I have achieved the following qualifications:-
Having left school with 5 O’Levels, I attended Barry College for 2 years and qualified as a Medical Secretary. Having decided at that point that I didn’t want to specifically work in a medical environment, I have spent the last 29 years employed in an administrative role, largely in a PA/Secretarial capacity, with 15 of those years working in the construction industry.
I began working for FD Integrated Services 4 years ago as Office Manager and as well as the everyday running of the office I am also responsible for payroll and finance.
During my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.
I am 38 years old and have worked for FD Integrated Services for approximately 7½ years, in which time I have trained to become a level 2 Carpenter.
Prior to working here I worked in the textile industry for 12 years.
My hobbies and interests include cycling, fishing playing the guitar.