Jet Black Squares – Smartphone Safari

APA highly recommend the Smartphone Safari with Jet Black Squares.  The team had such fun whilst learning many tips and tricks about phone cameras.  It encouraged us to be more creative and the attachable lenses really brought out the nature photographer is all of us!   The workshop shows you how to get the best out […]

Chestertons Polo In The Park

As a change to the normal Royal Ascot, APA and friends attended the Chestertons Polo in the Park at Hurlingham Park, Fulham, in the summer of 2023.  A great day was had by all, although not sure how much of the polo we actually watched as we were having too much fun on the sidelines, […]

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 […]

Filming near our office for new movie Blitz

Not long after moving in, our local streets were returned to the 1940’s for the filming of the new Steve McQueen film ‘Blitz’, which was great fun to pop out and see the transformation at lunch times!

Westwood Liquid Technologies – Roof System Training Day

In 2022 the APA team attended Westwood Liquid Technologies in Poole, for a hands on training experience of their liquid roof waterproofing systems.  The course provided both theoretical and practical training and we even manged to apply some of the products without getting too messy! We really appreciate the opportunity to use the very products […]

Royal Ascot

APA and friends once again attended Royal Ascot for the typical ‘loose our money on the sure bet’ and sunny frolics.  Although, in 2022 the tables were turned and one of our guests actually left £1,000.00 up on the day! It’s always a great day out and so far, in the four that we’ve been […]

NICK HERRIDGE

MANAGING DIRECTOR
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.