Born 1962 in the North East. I started my working life as an apprentice Diesel Fitter for the local Bus company in 1978 and had a successful career which resulted in me achieving the position of fleet engineer. In 2005 I felt that a change was needed and decided to resign from the position. Never for one moment did I imagine that I would embark in a career in specialist cleaning and support services. I joined Lightbridge support services as a Project Manager and left in 2012 when the company was sold to a larger organisation, at this point I held the position of Operations Director with overall responsibility for all contracts throughout the UK and Wales. In 2015 I founded JPR Solutions (UK) limited and have quickly realised the potential for the business to blossom and grow, with the emphasis on outstanding customer service to remain ahead of our competitors.
I fully believe that the key driving force behind any prosperous business is the people that work there and that without a strong team of staff behind it, a company cannot meet its true potential. After directing a team of 30 managers and in the region of 900 staff in my last role, I have been able to apply this experience to JPR Solutions from the beginning to assemble a team of first class individuals that are all prepared to go the extra mile to be successful. The team continues to grow and is what differentiates JRP Solutions from the competition. When first established everyone at JPR joined forces to complete the day to day tasks, but having grown quickly in the last few years and recruiting several key members of staff, I now have much more opportunity to utilise my strategic skills to manage strong growth of the business.
Director of Compliance and Business Development
Being invited to join JPR back in 2015 was the start of exciting times. It was early days for the company, but I found that the knowledge and experience I have gained over many years in senior management roles has contributed to the success and growth of the company. I believe I have gained a great deal of respect from the team at JPR as I am a caring, creative individual with very high moral and business standards. A major part of my success has been built around building relationships and inspiring people. As recognition for my contribution to the success of the business I now hold the position of company director. I believe that if we all work towards the same goal, we will be successful.
Reporting and IT Support Manager
Joining the company in 2016. My main duties are maintaining the company’s IT systems and ensuring that the Data Analysis and reporting that is required by both the JPR management team and its customers is completed in a concise and timely manner. I have worked with the company Directors previously and was highly delighted when they approached me to join the company. Things move on quickly within the world of information technology and I am well placed to ensure that the company benefit from new technology and innovation.
On leaving school I decided that accountancy was the career path for me so I enrolled at the local college and became AAT qualified. I joined a firm of accountants and after several years decided that I had gained enough knowledge and experience to venture out into the world of business. I joined a privately-owned business and became an integral part of the management team. Forecasting, Planning and all the other financial systems were maintained by myself. In 2015 I joined JPR Solutions and feel proud to be part of the success of the company.