Liam Carbin has been busy since graduating university. He is currently the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Clear Choice Windows. Whilst at All Saints’ Liam studied Business, Sport and History at A Level. He graduated with a 2.1 in Business Management with Marketing from University of the West of England in Bristol.
What have you been up to since graduating?
I worked for Enterprise rent-a-car on a 2-year graduate scheme. I learnt a lot about how to run a business, after 2 years there I realised I wanted to start my own company and created Clear Choice Windows. We fit windows, doors and glass. For the last 2 years I’ve been building a company trying to run it as effectively as possible.
How did All Saints’ help you grow and develop?
I was on the first trip to Tanzania, Africa in 2014 it was a big trip. I grew up quickly during the trip especially when you find yourself comparing your life to someone else’s. The Africa trip definitely matured me and helped me see the other side of the world. Business Studies from an educational sense, Mr Kelly was very helpful and gave me the inspiration to do well in the business world.
What advice would you give to students?
Find something that you enjoy and that you are passionate about. Nowadays there are more opportunities to do whatever you like.
What does a Company Director do?
Everything from the ground up. Everything that you see online from a company I’ve had to do; establish a brand, creating a logo, getting your company out there with social media and a website. Learning about taxes in the real world, I learnt about them at university but seeing firsthand when you’re trying to understand the tax implications on purchases and selling was all new. Employment, making sure your staff are being looked after and they are being paid. Chipping in with manual work and getting my hands dirty now and again, although I’m much better at a computer in an office. Meeting new people and businesses to work alongside, finding good suppliers and good products at a good price so we can be competitive. Everything you can think of in a business I’ve tried to do.
To find out more about Liam’s business please visit his website: https://clearchoicewdg.co.uk/