Once I qualified I picked up the Yellow Pages, called every company and asked them to take me on and I didn’t expect any wages. I just wanted to work and get the experience because it’s a skilled and dangerous job.
Finally somebody did. I’ll always be indebted to Phil Staz from Bolton trees. I worked there for a year, picked up the basics then moved onto the council and started to study my trade in depth.
At last I found something I was good at!
I’ve done many many courses on soil and rock formations, tree identification, diseases, canteen schemes, various health and safety courses, how to prune the tree correctly, how to dismantle a tree correctly, stump grinder operations, the list just went on and on.
I’d go out night after night posting business cards, knocking on doors and asking people if they’d like their tree to pruned or taken down.
I was proactive and had a drive and determination not to fail and to prove to myself and others I’ve got the magic to make it happen.
Now I have an excellent team around me. My second in command is an ex-soldier called Stuart Smith who has been an outstanding friend and work colleague.
When we work for our clients, whether it be domestic or commercial, I guarantee you 100% hard work, honesty, manners and professionalism. Sometimes things can go wrong and if they do we always correct them.
One thing I’ve learnt is that to be successful it isn’t being good at one thing it’s being good at everything and offering a package. Being on time, communicating with your customers, being good at what you do, offering good men with the right training and the right machinery.
I hope you like the insight into myself and my team and a little about my life. I appreciate you reading these paragraphs and I hope you call me so we can talk and do a fantastic job for you,