National Federation of Builders Interview with MD of Heat-Elek Ltd

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A quick word with MD of Heat-Elek Ltd, Neil Robinson…

What do you like best about working in construction?

The variety and the challenge: I see myself as a problem solver and get great satisfaction when the job is done and the client is happy. We always seek feedback and try to improve each time – it’s a constant process.

If you could change one thing in construction, what would it be?

First, we need to bring our manufacturing base home following Brexit. There was a time when we had a world leading workforce of skilled people but not now. Expand and extend apprenticeship programmes and make them tougher. Another thing is to increase the VAT registration threshold: many private customers would benefit from not having VAT on their home improvements, especially following Covid and Brexit when money is tight.

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