2019-12-06 08:00:36| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Dawn Gladwin, 60, on how she spends money doing up her home but is also renovating a VW camperLast year, I became Ikeas first female carpenter in the UK and Ireland. Ive long been involved in building work, carpentry, decorating and tiling and other practical jobs. I like how Ikea designs the rooms in stores. However, the kind of roles I wanted never came up, so I found a job in its sales team and within six months, after I passed my probation, I ended up working extra hours in the interior design department. Months later, I was seconded to work as a carpenter in its Croydon store and then I was headhunted for Ikeas new store in Greenwich. My job involves building podiums and walls in the store anything to do with carpentry, really. Its great, I love it. I really like making stuff and really love wood.Im keen on upcycling and recycling, so Ill often pick up the odd thing left on the street. At the moment, Im making a load of garden furniture out of crates. I also have stack of wood ready to make into a boardwalk and seats. Continue reading...
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