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An Interview with Joni Reeves
Tell me a little bit about yourself: My name is Joni, I am 37, I am a proud fiancé, father, Son, brother and Uncle. Family is extremely important to me and the reason I push myself to be the best I can be. What school did you attend? South Craven, unfortunately I left with no GCSE’S as I planned to join the Royal Paratroopers. Did you join up? Sadly not, on joining you are asked how you feel about killing on order, I told them I would need a reason why and they informed me that isn’t how it works and if you cannot kill on command then joining isn’t an option, so I left. What did you do next? Having always wanting to be a solider I felt completely lost, I actually ended up working in Morrison’s! Tell me about your journey from apprentice to business owner: At 17 years old I moved in with my Grandma to support her, her next door neighbour was a floorer but he was quite a small gentleman and needed someone strong to lift and carry so I started to help him. After a short time helping out, I developed an interest in flooring and when his apprentice left he gave me the job! What was the next big step? I worked for him for just over 2 years, soaking up every bit of knowledge I could and at 20 years old I opened my first carpet shop! That business ran for 2 years but I didn’t feel it was working so I switched to contracting, did 2 more apprenticeships in impervious flooring and wood flooring and focused on that for 6 years. Then came the property boom, at this point I starting running installations on building sites, we’d be given a plotContinue ReadingRead More