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David Meek

David Meek Furniture Repair & Restoration
Bathgate, United Kingdom

David has been repairing and restoring furniture for 7 years. David studied at Forth Valley College and gained experience at a renowned Edinburgh cabinet maker before going into business. Now lecturing at Forth Valley College, he can pass on his skills.

60-Second Interview

Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
Ally McCoist.
What initially attracted you to enterprise?
I wanted to help young people.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
I worked as a Milk Boy, delivering milk door to door.
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
My biggest challenge was to get started initially and to get recognised.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My wife helps me through difficult situations.
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
The prospect of being my own boss and the challenge of growing my business.
How do you define success?
I would say being kept busy and having a good sized customer portfolio.
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
I want to be the best/ most recognised furniture repair company in Scotland.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never give up on what you want out of life.
If you could have any 1 person on your business contact list who would that person be and why?
Richard Branson as he is a very successful businessman worldwide and started from small beginnings.