I started my own Painting & Decorating company

Painting & Decorating

After spending most of my twenties in a job without career prospects, I knew that I wanted to move on to bigger and better things. I had always enjoyed decorating for family and friends, their reviews of my work were always favourable, so I thought I would look into it a bit further. contacted Ramsay Clay Decorators of Huddersfield who were willing to take me on as an apprentice and that is when I began attending Leeds College of Building.  

During my 3-year City and Guilds qualificationI was tutored by Martin Parr and John Stevenson, both fantastic people who were genuinely invested in the development of their students. The theory and practical sessions they delivered were in-depth and showed their great wealth of knowledge and expertise in their field. This has instilled in me a desire to improve my skills and follow their example.  

From the start I knew that my goal was to attain my NVQ level 3 and then gain enough experience to eventually go it alone. I sacrificed all my weekends to work for family and friends on the side so that I could progress and hone my skills. This recently paid off as I was confident enough to make the decision to set up my own business; Lloyd James Decorating. The business is already going from strength to strength and every day I am able to build up on the skills that I have learnt at Leeds College of Building.

Now I am excited for what the future holds and thoroughly enjoy being my own boss!

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