From slate to tiles, guttering to soffits and chimney works, Jim Harrison has built himself and his business, JMH Roofing a sky high reputation in his local area as the 'go to' roofing contractor. We persuaded him down to ground level, to quiz him about his company and his starring appearance in the latest Vanarama TV advert:
Why did you choose to run your own business?
I've never really known any different. Ever since I trained I've done my own thing. I really enjoy the freedom of being my own boss, making my own decisions, not having to answer to anyone else and growing the business at a manageable rate.
How long has the business been trading?
I can't quite believe it, but JMH Roofing has been trading since 1999.
What are your future ambitions for the company?
We've come a long way, but there's still room for growth. I don't want to grow too quickly and risk losing sight of our high customer service standards. I would love to take on a few extra staff in the future though, to grow our capacity – and maybe lease a few more vans too!
Have you got any tips for people considering starting their own business?
Get a good accountant!
How do you feel about starring in the new Vanarama TV Advert?
Well, I enjoyed the filming, but I don't think I'll be giving up the day job just yet! It's funny, because my Mum has appeared in adverts, a while ago, so maybe I'm just following in the family footsteps.
Take a look at Jim's starring role in our latest advert:
If you are interested in finding out more about JMH Roofing visit www.jmh-roofing.co.uk