As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be an electrician…My globe-trotting years over and my wanderlust cured, I worked on several big projects at some world famous venues in Dear Old Blighty.
Some years ago I worked in Thailand at a Las Vegas-style theatre. I put the electrics in once the theatre shell was up, then acted as lighting technician for hundreds of performances (which included a cast of 125 people, elephants, lions and all manner of other circus animals). It was a blast!
I went on to work at a newly built Hong Kong Airport for one year, around the time that Hong Kong gained independence. Passengers could take luggage to their local train station and collect it when they arrived at their destination airport. I worked on the network that supported this brilliant service.
I operated the electrics for a Caribbean cruise liner’s in-house theatre, The Palladium.
Back in the UK I was an electrical foreman in charge of a major, year-long project at Buckingham Palace. We built a coachworks area, a surgery and a police area.
A few miles down the road, IDarryl Bertie with his van was a foreman at the Houses of Parliament. I carried out maintenance work, sometimes getting involved in areas of this iconic but centuries-old building that were in need of renovation.
I helped to build a maternity ward at Westminster & Chelsea Hospital for over six months. I was in charge of 12 electricians during this tough, challenging but ultimately rewarding project.
- I got my GCSE Maths and English a few years ago. Then I got…
- City & Guilds Pt 1, Pt 2 & ‘C course’ in Electrical Installations
- City & Guilds Level 3 Inspection, Testing & Certificates
- City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate of Competence for Inspection & Testing
- BTEC ONC Engineering
- BTEC HNC Engineering
- 17th Edition Regulations BS7671
I’m accredited to NAPIT (National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers) and TRUSTMARK operating to government endorsed standards.
NAPIT tests and assesses my work every year to check that I’m still a competent sparky. They also guarantee my work so if there are ever any disputes about my work, you can go straight to them. NAPIT gives me and my customers or clients peace of mind.
My liability insurance is bang up-to-date too.