How to find the very best tradesmen – radio interview with Peter Northwood

Peter Northwood, our COO (Chief Operating Officer), was featured on BBC Lincolnshire’s radio show Melvyn in the Morning the other day, talking about the best ways to find rated tradesmen and how to stay away from rogue ones.

You can listen to the clip here .

Peter did a great job explaining what RatedPeople.com is about and how it’s our mission to connect homeowners with the very best local tradesmen. We’re keen to highlight everyone who helps making RatedPeople.com a better service and after Peter’s smashing interview, we thought we’d give him his 15-minutes of fame on the blog. Below you can read Peter’s views on historic buildings, rugby and even  facial hair.

In the future, you’ll be able to read interviews with other people who work at RatedPeople.com too. Watch this space.

Peter in the RatedPeople.com office

What do you do at RatedPeople.com?

I’m the Chief Operating Officer, I have overall responsibility for developing our product and services for both homeowners and tradesmen.

Tell us about your background

I’ve been with RatedPeople.com for one year and have spent the previous 10 years at Director level in large customer service operations.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Passionate, energetic and maybe a bit sarcastic.

What’s the best thing about working at RatedPeople.com?

The team.  The people here are fantastic, everyone knows we have a really great proposition and everybody is really focused on improving the service to tradesmen and homeowners.

What’s the worst thing about working at RatedPeople.com?

…….. too much facial hair in the office!

 What’s your dream home improvement project?

Olympic size swimming pool (but no, I can’t fit one in my house)

If you were a tradesman, what trade would you pick?

Restoring historic buildings

If you could choose a different career what would it be?

International rugby player or fighter pilot.

You’re on the verge of becoming a superstar now after your appearance on Melvyn In the Morning – if you could be a celebrity dead or alive who would it be and why?

I don’t think I’d want to be a celebrity, I just want to be look back on my life and be proud of what I’ve achieved

 If you want help with your home improvement project, post your job for free on RatedPeople.com. Up to three quality, local tradesmen will get in touch with a quote. Read their ratings, left by previous customers, and pick the one that’s right for you.

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