Our Self-Employed Fitters

Jordan Maddison, JDLM Joinery, Gateshead

I have been a qualified joiner since 2014 when I finished my 4 year Apprenticeship which helped me to compete my level 1, 2 and 3 in Joinery and Carpentry.  I achieved NVQ and Diplomas with City and Guilds. I have been working in the industry ever since which means I have 8 years of knowledge and experience behind me. Read More

Paul Wrightson, AP Furniture Solutions, Newcastle

In 1995 my Father opened up the Cabinet Company Ltd based at Team Valley Trading Estate constructing bespoke kitchen and bathroom furniture.  Still at school at the time, at the age of 15, I would work every weekend until finally in 1996 I was given the massive opportunity of starting an Apprenticeship in Cabinet Making & Bench Hand Joinery. Read More

Sean Stoker, SWS Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, Gateshead

I am a time served Joiner and started my Apprenticeship in 1982, working on building sites until I was 21. My career then led me to become a Shopfitter which involved me travelling around the UK fitting out hotels, banks and high street retailers, for example Top Shop, Principles, Dorothy Perkins and Burtons to name a few.  Read More

Joni Swift, RWS Joinery, Chester le Street

For over 16 years, since leaving school, I have been working as a Joiner.  Since 2015, I have managed my own business, RWS Joinery. I studied my trade at Newcastle College and due to my enthusiasm and drive, I passed the course over 18 months earlier and was one of the first Joiners in the North East to pass an NVQ in Floor Fitting. Read More

Paul Sterling, Sterling Joinery, Stanley

I have been a qualified joiner since 1991 after completing a 4 year Apprentice receiving City & Guilds certificates. I started my career fitting furniture where a high quality of work was essential. Read More