By JR | Blog
Each month, we’re interviewing a different member of our team. This month we spoke to Director of Services, Neil Stevenson.
How long have you worked for Stevenson’s?
Although Stevenson’s is my family’s business, I didn’t join until 2013, following a 30-year career in the Met Police! At the time, my father Peter was still running the business with my brother Paul.
What does your role involve?
I am Director of Services, which means I’m responsible for bookings and the general day-to-day running of the office. I love dealing directly with our customers and helping them out.
What do you want to achieve in your role?
Stevenson Heating has been a well-known, reliable family firm in the local community for over 80 years. I want to continue its success and build on that for the next generation of customers.
What did you do before?
I joined the Met Police when I left school and spent a wonderful 30 years as a police officer. While in the Met, I did a law degree and legal practice course. I’m not a practising solicitor but the knowledge does come in handy for running a business too.
Tell us something we don’t know about you?
Since I joined Stevenson’s, I’ve qualified as an electrician, which comes in useful when talking to customers – and at home! We have other full-time electricians on the staff but I sometimes get called on to help them out with an installation.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I’m a keen cyclist and I’m also a family man. My three daughters still live at home, although one will be moving out soon. No doubt I will be called on to do some electrical work for her!
And finally, tea or coffee?!
Tea, without a doubt. Milk, no sugar please!