Apprentice lands key sales role at glazing specialist

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Nov 2018

A 20-year-old who started out as an apprentice at a Hull glazing specialist has been handed a key sales role at the company.

Luke Drewery, 20, of Hull, started his business administration apprenticeship at EYG in 2016, and impressed his employer so much he has now secured a permanent position in the firm’s modular sales team.

EYG currently has 13 other apprentices across its commercial, domestic and trade businesses, working towards qualifications including business administration, manufacturing and advanced IT.

Luke said: “I’m thrilled to have been given this chance, especially given the success in the department over the past 12 months in which some excellent relationships have been established with customers and the department has performed well beyond targets.

“It is obviously a challenge for me given the business has done so well over the past 12 months, as the expectation is now to not only maintain the work levels but build on that success and drive further growth.

“I like a challenge, though, and am always happy to back myself to do well.

“The job really suits me, especially having spent a lot of time during my apprenticeship on the factory floor and in processing through my apprenticeship.”

Read more: EYG grows sales after returning to modular building sector

Luke’s appointment follows the recent addition of more new faces to the EYG commercial management team, after enjoying another year of growth and securing a string of impressive new contracts in England and Wales.

Having recently secured four new contracts worth around £3.5m in value, the firm has added production manager Ryan Wright and design manager Daniel Wilson to its ranks.

Luke said: “I’ve had the experience of working alongside senior people in the trade sales teams, dealing with builders and advising them on doors and windows.

“The route I have taken has given me a really good understanding of our products, which best suit customers, and how important it is to be a reliable point of contact for customers at all times.”

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Commercial director Steve Swallow says the modular market is a key focus for the business, and is confident Luke will repay the faith shown in him.

He said: “Apprenticeship programmes are all about giving young people the chance to learn the skills they need to advance in a business and forge successful careers, but they need the businesses they are with to be prepared to give them responsibility and a chance to prove themselves.

“Luke has done this throughout his time with us, from working on the factory floor to then within the trade sales team.

“He has naturally become more and more involved with modular as the business has grown in recent months, and it was the right step to give him more responsibility – and more recognition – for the work he has been doing.”

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