Trade Tales: Sammy Nartey


For tradesmen just starting out on MyBuilder, winning work and building up feedback can seem like a daunting challenge. We spoke to Sammy Nartey, who’s been on the site for just over six months, to find out how he navigated his early days on the site. Unlike many tradesmen, Sammy was a relatively late starter when it…

Trade Tales: James Woodham of St James Design Interiors


Everyone who sets out as a tradesman has a different vision of what success means. For some, it’s the simple pleasure of not being stuck behind a desk, working with your hands. For others, it’s the thrill of being your own boss, choosing the jobs you want. For a few, it’s the idea of being their own boss, and the…

Trade Tales: Robbie Axford of Rob1Tile


There aren’t many things guaranteed to shake up your life as much as having a child. For Robbie Axford, a self-employed tiler from Sevenoaks in Kent, the birth of his daughter a few years ago changed everything, as he took a hands-on role at home, swapping his trowel for a teddy bear. When it was time to get back to …