I was 9 years old and I remember clearly – it was a chilly morning and everyone was so excited that Prince Charles was coming to visit our little school in Leeds.
It was something my friends were so nervous about but I was quite calm. The teachers told us all to not ask any questions, be polite and courteous and allow the Prince to go about his visit.
When the Prince arrived, I rushed over to him and said “Why do you have big ears?” and he roared with laughter! I then asked him “How much money do you have?” and he smiled. He never gave me an answer, but to this day the experience has led me to be confident and never be shy to make a presence.
I believe in breaking the rules. The norm. When someone says to me “It’s not possible”, that’s what makes me tick. It makes me work hard and find a way, exceed my client’s expectations and work on this project as my life and soul. That’s something you won’t get from other builders – a personal passion for your build to make it spectacular.