I have been with M&M for 9 years and I am a Factory Joiner specialising in roof design and build. I am solely responsible for making all the roofs for every bespoke product from simple structures to very complex ones. My skill is in ensuring that each roof fits to exact specifications so no matter how complex the build, there is absolute symmetry throughout! While my job is key to the business I couldn’t do it without the equivalent skills and expertise from all my colleagues in their areas of work.
I would like to swap with our design team! They are very skilled at creating designs and making them a reality for our clients. It looks like an enjoyable part of the business and one which needs to be done to the highest standards so we can all follow suit in bringing the drawings to life.
Quality, Exclusive and Professional.
I most enjoyed my visit to the local Children’s Hospice, CHAS, where we donated a garden room for the children and their families to use all year round. Seeing the impact this garden room would have on the families was hugely rewarding.
Pyeman. Obviously this is because of my surname and nothing to do with eating the occasional pie!!
I would be Nick Cave. I think he is an inspirational singer, songwriter and poet and I think a day in the life of Nick would be a pretty good experience.
Dave Gahan, the lead singer in Depeche Mode. Aside from his musical career Dave has had a colourful life and is an interesting character.
I enjoy watching football and going to matches. I also collect vinyl records.
I make a mean cocktail – The Bilberry & The Lush Blush are specialties.
I have been with the company for 10 years and 8 months as an Installations Joiner. I play a central role in constructing all of our products from conservatories, windows and doors to extensions and cedarcrates.
I actually wouldn’t swap my job with anyone because when you are able to build someone’s dream, you know you’ve got the best job.
Pure, dead, brilliant.
My favorite project was building a conservatory for a client whose design was simply outstanding. The job was challenging in both craftsmanship and build but it meant that the sense of achievement and reward in seeing the final result trumped all my other work. When the client said his expectations had been exceeded, and given his expectations were naturally very high to begin with, it was the icing on the cake.
Grumpy Dave. Must be cos I don’t laugh at all the bad jokes!!
Yes. I was taking out an old sash and case window in Dollar and just as I pulled down the top part of the window, a thick cloud of black dust fell on my head and covered me so all you could see were my eyes and teeth. This was to the amusement of a passerby who laughed all the way up the road.
Charlie Sheen. Aside from his controversial personal life he has starred in and produced some great stuff.
Neil Armstrong. Would be a privilege to interview him.
I enjoy spending time relaxing with the family and a bit of cycling helps me to unwind. But most of all I enjoy watching the mighty Glasgow Rangers and travelling the country watching Gary Anderson playing darts.
I got my first skate board at Christmas!
I have been with M&M for 5 years now. I am a builder’s mate. I drive diggers, lay pipes, put in drains and support the bricklayers to keep them going. I have a very physical job that means I work outdoors mainly in all weathers but I am meticulous about my work and am known for keeping a very tidy site.
Anyone in management, as it would be nice to arrive and leave work clean and dry. This just never happens in my role!
Welcoming, friendly and positive.
I don’t have one as they all have something that brings me job satisfaction.
Uncle Seppi – Don’t ask!
Had to phone the wife as I was locked in a site toilet and the builders wouldn’t answer their phones. Eventually, they came to my aid with a screwdriver and a few one liners as you can imagine.
Gordon Moodie on a Saturday night, driving an F2-3 in a row would do me nicely.
Paul Walker, actor in Fast & Furious. I think we would have had a lot to talk about.
Spending time with the family and going to the racewall.
If I ever turned up late.
I have been with Mozolowski & Murray for over 19 years and I am now a senior painter within the company. I take a lead on paint jobs all over Scotland and I oversee the work of my colleagues to ensure standards are at their highest at all times.
Our Building Services Manager and Surveyor, David Stein. Part of his remit is to perform quality control checks at the end of each job and it would be good to, instead of just checking over things from a painters’ perspective, to check the quality of each job as a whole.
Quality, Bespoke, Excellence
I got a great deal of satisfaction from working on creating Scotland’s only Conservatory Design Centre in Edinburgh. Knowing that hundreds of people can come in and see the quality and standards of our work made it such a pleasure to be part of. We are always proud of our work but to be able to bring so many different aspects of what we do to life on one job was brilliant.
Ant! From Ant and Dec. Something to do with looking alike but I think it’s more to do with my celebrity like status within the company!
Hmmm, would have to be arriving at a job early in the morning and accidently triggering the house alarm. Nothing like making a discreet entrance.
It’s not really who but what for me. It would love to be a millionaire for just one day.
I would have liked to interview Elvis. Partial to accompanying my painting with a few of his classics, it would have been good to know what life was like for the King himself.
I like to play golf, going out with family and enjoying some fine red and white wine.
I love to cook.
I have been with the company for 7 years. My role is to assist clients in visualizing how Mozolowski & Murray can transform their homes. Our design consultants work with clients in developing the initial concept and I develop this into a fully functioning 3-dimensional model, which not only helps to alleviate any initial design issues, but it brings the design to life for our clients, giving them a real insight into how their structure will look in reality.
I love understanding how things work. I think crafting and building complex roofs would be something I would really like to try. I would therefore swap with Andy Pye at the factory who creates the roofs for every Mozolowski & Murray project.
Together, hardworking, progressive
One project springs to mind, which was when I worked with our Sales Consultant, Gordon Little on a large project, which needed to get off to a smooth start! Our clients were coming into the design centre the next morning, so I began working on designing an impressive panoramic 3d image of the conservatory, including an internal walk around as well. I wanted to ensure the clients had an early insight into what this project could achieve for them in terms of lifestyles but equally how this was going to complement their existing property. But as luck would have it, my software failed and I could not get it to work. Determined to turn this around, I stripped down my PC, swapped it over with another and connected it all back up to the server and screens. What at one point seemed like a disaster, (and a very long night) ended up feeling like a massive sense of achievement, as the meeting went well and our clients are now enjoying their stunning conservatory.
There are a number of colleagues who I work closely with, whose names begin with G, so we just call each other G (it keeps it simple)
Once at the Christmas party I didn’t drink enough ‘water’, so on the journey back home to Edinburgh, I had to stop at a colleague’s house due to being significantly ‘dehydrated’ and not feeling all that well. A tad embarrassing looking back!
Christopher Nolan (director). I would love to be a film director and have the freedom to create something great from only my imagination, with no restrictions on budget and with a great team helping me.
Ayrton Senna (Brazilian Motor racing champion), as he was a deeply religious man who didn’t let riches or successes stop his beliefs or him helping his fellow man. He is such an interesting person who once said after a race, that he felt god take over his body and did 3 of the fastest laps ever recorded.
I enjoy Golf and tennis, although I don’t spend enough time doing them. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and try to enjoy life as much as possible.
I am dyslexic, although it might not surprise that many people. I always struggled with reading and writing at school, but in some ways, looking back, I think of it as being a blessing more than a hindrance.
I have been with the company for 18 months as their Customer Service Advisor.
I enjoy a varied role dealing with all remedial and maintenance enquires. Working from Head Office, I am responsible for ensuring our clients experience a first-class service and that all enquiries are dealt with promptly and professionally. I also prepare works packages for all trades.
Coming from a sales background I would like to gain an insight into the sales aspect of the company. Working with clients at the very start of the process to agree on their ideal Mozolowski & Murray design, I think, would be a very rewarding part of the job, as would seeing the product finished and being enjoyed by your clients. While the sales environment can be challenging, I think it can also be very satisfying.
Quality, Professionalism, Exclusive
It’s actually hard to say as I think all the projects are fantastic. Seeing pictures of each completed project is so rewarding as I know it has been achieved by our very own talented and creative team, from start to finish.
Isa. (from Still Game) As we live in a fairly small town, it has been drawn to my attention that I often ask people, “Do you know?!”
No, thankfully! And I hope to keep it that way.
Me! As a mother, wife and taxi driver to my two boys, it would be great to just be me for a day.
Alex Ferguson. As a young Scot who had to work hard to reach the level he did in football, I find him very knowledgeable. The fact that he achieved his place in working with and shaping some of the worlds greatest footballers, makes him one of the most successful managers of all time.
He is an inspiration to any up and coming football player.
As a mother of two sons who both play pro youth football at different clubs, I spend a lot of my time watching them both play and train. I also spend time as Secretary/Organiser for a local football team. True Soccer Mum!
When I’m not there, we enjoy socialising with friends and going on long walks with the dog.
I like to cook and I make a mean Thai red curry.