Repair Care International – Trained Contractor Course

Repair Care International – Trained Contractor Course

The team at APA recently attended the Repair Care International Ltd. ‘Trained Contractor’ course at the Akzo Nobel Headquarters in Slough.  The course provided both theoretical and practical training in regards the use of the Repair Care timber repair system, with an emphasis on the ‘hands-on’ approach……. With admittedly mixed results from the team in terms of the quality of our first attempts at using the tools and products! 

So although we may need a little more practice before we are let loose on a building, the training helps reinforce our knowledge, and attention to detail in regards the application of the Repair Care products. A very useful and fun day’s training, although we did get some strange looks on the train home with our window sections on our laps!



What led you to this career?
My passion for building started whilst assisting my father on building sites during the school holidays.  I began my professional career as an Architectural Technician predominantly assisting in the conversion of many barns and churches.  This subsequently developed into a professional Building Surveying career within various organisations, leading teams in delivering quality services to clients in varied areas such as the financial, social housing and private high-end residential sectors.
What energises you about working at APA?
Managing my own company allows all sorts of freedoms and opportunities to streamline my expertise and knowledge.   Creating a hardworking but more importantly supportive environment for others to develop and prosper.  I’m able to change and adapt as necessary and this keeps me enthused about the continued development and growth of APA.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Away from the office, I can often be found either training for, or participating in events such as triathlons and cycling events around Europe, or a leisurely hike in the hills.  I also enjoy a strange gig or ten, art events and a lovely meal in a fine restaurant.