I left school at 16 and went straight into full time college for the first year, then for the second year, I found a plumbing company to work for, they let me go to college for one day a week and after three years I achieved my City and Guilds in plumbing. However, I wasn’t earning enough money, so I went and worked on building sites in London and my income pretty much doubled overnight. I was doing site work, so I gained a lot of experience with various plumbing work from working with councils and then in maintenance, which is where I spent five years at Downing Street and at the Foreign Office and government buildings. I learned a lot as it was on a much larger scale, still with basic plumbing with radiators and heating etc but also with large cylinders and boilers. I then got into insurance work and moved to Tunbridge Wells in 2003 and that’s when I started my own business, advertising in the yellow pages and using my own website, but the more that time passed, the less I had to advertise. Everyone in the area was recommending me and I didn’t need to go back to London to earn the bigger money, I had enough work in Tunbridge Wells. I also started a copper bath business and a property business with my Dad, picking up some buy to lets, but it was in the financial crisis in 2008, so we had to keep some of the properties that we renovated as they weren’t selling and we still have them today. It turned out really well in the end and I’m glad we still have them. I love the plumbing so I went back to it and over the last few years the properties have calmed down and now look after themselves. I now want to just concentrate on the Plumbing business, build that up and generate a nice income from it. I have some nice ongoing contracts with some large local businesses that generate a steady amount of work each month and it’s nice good work. I still have the same enthusiasm for plumbing now, that I had when I first started, I’m really lucky to still have that energy, I feel blessed that I’m doing something that I love.
About the business
Field Plumbing Services are a friendly professional plumbers firm located in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. We are a small company and provide plumbing services in Tunbridge wells and the surrounding areas of Kent and East Sussex. You will find our rates to be very competitive and we provide the highest level of service at all times. Boilers and bathrooms are our specialty and we can provide references upon request. Field Plumbing are Gas Safe registered and also a member of the Institute of Plumbing. Tunbridge Wells Plumbers you can trust and rely on.