Why did you join Happy Dog Plumbing, formerly Permanex Plumbing?
I started in property management in 2003 which encompassed all trades but specialised in plumbing in 2006. I went on to operation manage a medium sized company for a number of years and found myself thinking that starting my own business was a better option for me. I found myself discovering a passion for getting the right job done, for the right price and to a high standard – something which is not as common as it should be in London unfortunately. We are a local plumbing and heating business delivering a reliable service with high quality workmanship to the south west London area. With over 50yrs combined experience we are perfectly placed to carry out all plumbing and gas work from small one off repairs to boiler replacements or complete bathroom installations with particular emphasis on quality of work and service before, during and after the work is completed.
As a successful entrepreneur who do you aspire to be and why?
Who else but Richard Branson? He set up a small student magazine at 16yrs old and went on to form the Virgin Group which has over 400 companies! He just shows that with dedication and persistence you can achieve great things.
What advice would you give to any budding young entrepreneur?
Be passionate about your business and dedicate yourself to making it a success. Your passion can often be contagious and if you can make your customers passionate about your company as well then you will be on the road to success.
Favourite quote or motto for life
“You never fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein.