Charlie Curtis first worked on a building site in 2008, at the age of 20. Initially he worked for his father and then went on to gain experience working for a number of local builders.
He loved the work and was motivated by the positive feedback he got from customers and his employers. However, as much as he loved being “on the tools” he knew, one day, he wanted the challenge of running his own business. It was only by managing a team of people he could deliver ever more complex, diverse and prestigious projects for customers.
He initially set up as a sole trader, trading as C Curtis Building, and managing a number of subcontractors. Each year the business grew steadily, purely through word of mouth. As turnover grew, and projects grew, the legal, financial and HR responsibilities grew too. Operating as a sole trader was no longer the most appropriate option.