How did your journey at Bluestones One begin and what has it been like since?
I joined the business in February 2020 and was really excited with my role and new opportunity to develop. Unfortunately, I was grounded slightly by the pandemic. This then presented the business and me with lots of obstacles which we had never experienced but with the support from the internal team and from our partner company, Bluestones Investment Group (BIG), we overcame these. Whilst many businesses have failed to survive, Installations continued to develop and grow its customer base. The next few years may present many challenges, but I am excited to drive the business forward in the coming years.
What do you enjoy about working in this industry?
I believe you must be a self-motivator and be ready to tackle daily challenges. Each day presents itself with new challenges, and whilst this can be difficult, you get a sense of achievement when you deliver for the customer. One thing that really excites me is the opportunity to see lots of the UK whilst on client and site meetings. We have a fantastic internal support team who are young and ambitious, and this allows us to develop.
What is your proudest professional moment?
I have two that really stand out to me. My proudest moment was when I was nominated and won three awards a few years back at the Tesco annual awards. These awards were nominated by three senior projects managers for my support and efforts delivering successful projects. The other is seeing how proud my family are at what I have achieved to date in my career.
What are your values as a leader?
The key values for me as a leader in our industry are focused on our people, who come together daily to support and deliver for our customers. I always try to treat and talk to people the way I would like to be spoken to.
How would you describe the company culture at Bluestones One?
Bluestones is a fantastic place to work and I’m extremely proud to be part of it. The culture I have experienced is a willingness to grow and go beyond expectations. Having now met more individuals across the group it is clear to see that everyone has a clear vision and determination to be successful and grow the various Bluestones brands.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 children (soon to be 3!!!!) and wife, visiting National Trust sites and walking with the dog on our local beaches. I am also an avid Newcastle United fan and enjoy going to watch them at home when time allows.