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Former apprentice Gary Stevens MD is interviewed by Action Coach Hastings

  Friday, 22 March 2024 11:43
Former apprentice Gary Stevens MD is interviewed by Action Coach Hastings

Our MD Gary Stevens was recently interviewed by senior partner, business growth specialist and executive coach, Simon Marshall of ActionCOACH Hastings for its Business Spotlight series. Mr Stevens touched on our backstory, finishes trends, how the traditional skills of our people are complemented by the introduction of the latest technology, and our latest partnership with the University of Brighton which came about as a result of our participation in last year’s Make UK manufacturing day.

When asked to comment on “the best advice to an 18 year old you” the former technical apprentice who worked his way up to MD, Mr Stevens said: “I guess, listen to your gut really, it’s always worked for me. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, because that’s how we learn - again I guess it might sound like a bit of an old cliche - the road or the journey we start on and the destination that we’re heading to very often changes as we know, that’s personal as well as business - things can change a helluva lot and there’s a lot of curve balls that are thrown in along the way, take Covid for instance, none of us expected that and we had to react to that situation from a business and personal perspective, and it’s changed us in a lot of ways, so I think as an 18 year old I would say, listen to your gut, go with your instincts, because they’re never far wrong. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes… keep following that path, because success isn’t final, failure’s not fatal - ‘it’s the courage to continue that counts’ is an old saying I’ve had on the wall for a long time!”

On finishes trends Gary says: "It's a bit like the fashion industry... at the moment bronzes are in vogue and matt black."

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