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  1. Hi there, We are a small company based in Wigan looking to expand and in need for a lead climber/team leader to join our team. Most work is within a 25 mile radius from Wigan. Full time with Salary or on a sub-contract basis (if part time). Good rates of pay for the right candinate. 75% Domestic work, 25% Commercial with new up to date kit including skid steer to save carrying logs. Must haves: A friendly + positive attitude. Good work ethic. Relevant certs (Cs30+31+38+39) + Chipper. Transport to the yard (Wigan). Drop me an email if interested to [email protected] or call/message 07592 052 427 to discuss. Thanks. Conor. CJM Tree Care. www.cjmtreecare.co.uk
  2. I am a small company based in Wigan and looking for another climber/all rounder to come in on a sub-contractor basis once/twice a week to help us out. Most work is within a 25 mile radius from Wigan. Good rates of pay for the right person, will cover fuel costs & time for travelling. The majority of the work is domestic, Ideally looking for somebody with a drivers licence, trailer licence and over 25 (Covered on the truck insurance) however this is not critical. Must have: A friendly + positive attitude (especially with clients) Don't mind getting wet Relevant certs (Cs30+31+38+39) Own PPE + Climbing kit Transport to the yard. We have small but new and up to date kit and always go for the most efficient way of getting the job done (because I don't like carrying logs as much as the next person ??) Drop me an email if interested to [email protected] Thanks. Conor.
  3. I had the same issue but only realised in October that I had passed the threshold in June. I had 2 months work pencilled in that I had quoted for (with no VAT added). I contacted the commercial clients and schools etc (only around 25% of the work that was booked in) and took the hit myself on the rest. I didn't feel comfortable ringing back clients that had accepted a quote and then adding the VAT to it due to my own fault. I had to backdate the VAT for the 4 previous months too which I had done the work but didn't charge VAT. Luckily I had purchased some new machinery so somehow I ended up getting refund but I did loose a couple of nights sleep before the accountant called with the good news. Definitely get a good accountant! The bill you get from them will be a fraction of what they save you in tax/VAT.
  4. I'm 2 years in as a business owner and have learned this year that managing yourself is as hard as managing your company. Once you get busy don't run yourself into the ground, you would be surprised how quickly you get fatigued and less efficient. The days of just having to deal with just getting a tree on the ground safely will be gone as the majority of the time you are in the tree you will be thinking "I need to call back Mr Smith or Shit I never sent that email to the council". If you market your company well and sell yourself well then you won't have any problems bringing the work in. Be very friendly/polite when quoting, not overly formal but also concise and to the point. It's a skill to read the customer within the first 10 seconds to figure out what approach is best to deal with them. Every quote is a 5 minute interview and you will walk away from some really confident and others feeling like you didn't perform well. When you do 15-20 quotes a week aswell as climbing every day and sending emails until 9pm scheduling work it soon takes its toll. These are problems you dream of having when first setting up but they soon come around. This isn't trying to put you off, overall I love running my own company but there are times when you want to switch it off (which you can't). Best of luck whatever you plan to do! Also some other advice from my short experience - Live on the bare minimum and keep re-investing. Charge a good but fair price for the work. Be organised. Book in time off. Buy good/reliable equipment (if possible) You can have the best website in the world but if nobody see's it then its a waste, market well.
  5. Yep another vouch for FSI here, the B22 is great. Self driven and only ever had one job I couldn't do due to access in 2 years. It's been through a few customers kitchens/hallways to! Can drive onto a tipper with ramps too.
  6. Been a manic year for us, our second year running and got 1 spare week to fill in mid December and that's this year booked up. It's tough to gauge if we have done something right or the rona has just made the industry thrive. It's hard to make any business decisions in terms of buying new equipment or expanding because we don't know what is around the corner. On the other hand I think we are in quite a resilient industry when it comes down to it. Don't overstretch, keep a few pennies in the bank and I think most with muddle through
  7. I am a small company based in Wigan and looking for another climber/all rounder to come in on a sub-contractor basis once/twice a week to help us out. Most work is within a 25 mile radius from Wigan. Good rates of pay for the right person, will cover fuel costs & time for travelling. The majority of the work is domestic, Ideally looking for somebody with a drivers licence, trailer licence and over 25 (Covered on the truck insurance) however this is not critical. Must have: A friendly + positive attitude (especially with clients) Don't mind getting wet Relevant certs (Cs30+31+38+39) Own PPE + Climbing kit Transport to the yard. We have small but new and up to date kit and always go for the most efficient way of getting the job done (because I don't like carrying logs as much as the next person ??) Drop me an email if interested to [email protected] Thanks. Conor.
  8. Thanks for the replies! Some useful advice.
  9. Very fair comment, I think I'm only really focusing on the negatives, I didn't see it from that point tbh. Thanks!
  10. I am a small company based in Wigan and looking for another climber/all rounder to come in on a sub-contractor basis once/twice a week to help us out. Most work is within a 25 mile radius from Wigan. Good rates of pay for the right person, will cover fuel costs & time for travelling. The majority of the work is domestic, Ideally looking for somebody with a drivers licence, trailer licence and over 25 (Covered on the truck insurance) however this is not critical. Must have: A friendly + positive attitude (especially with clients) Don't mind getting wet Relevant certs (Cs30+31+38+39) Own PPE + Climbing kit Transport to the yard. We have small but new and up to date kit and always go for the most efficient way of getting the job done (because I don't like carrying logs as much as the next person ??) Drop me an email if interested to [email protected] Thanks. Conor.
  11. Hi there, I am just looking to see what other business owners experiences are with going VAT registered and having mainly domestic clients. 90% of our work is domestic and I am just coming up to the VAT threshold. I am a little anxious on taking the plunge as it's going to be harder to stay competitive in an already crowded area. What are others experiences? Any advice would be appreciated.
  12. Just out of curiosity are other companies getting much more domestic enquires than usual? I started up my own company early last year so I don't yet know what the average work load is for this time of year. When the lockdown was announced I had pretty much wrote this year off and went into survival mode. A few weeks later and the phone is on fire with enquiries. I usually average 10-12 quotes a week, I did over 30 last week. I'm just wandering are other companies busier than usual or am I just in an area with high demand at the moment?
  13. No Idea!, It's gone crazy on my end on the domestic side. The busiest I've ever been and we are suppose to be in a pandemic! Long may it continue!
  14. I've been up and running for just over a year now and recently replaced my old transit with a nearly new Izuzu Grafter (9000 miles and a fair chunk cheaper than a brand new one). I couldn't really afford it but it was a good deal and you don't often get them come up with low milage and with some warranty remaining so I jumped in and made the purchase. I've had it just over 2 months now and It's already had a new set of fuel injectors (warranty covered luckily) and needed an airbag sensor replacing so already cost me a couple of days downtime. The truck is brilliant when its at work, looks the part, tows and carries weight well but don't think you'll be completely trouble free. On the whole I am still glad I got the truck but it hasn't been as smooth as I'd have imagined. Just sharing my experience so hope it helps.
  15. Hi mate, I've got a Reon rounds tether for sale. If you have a zigzag it pairs up well with one.

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