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Chef to Garden Landscaper + Invest in Good Tools | Trade Legends PODCAST | 055

About this Podcast Episode

We dive into the world of construction and landscaping with two incredible guests: Tom from Garden Scape and Ollie from Stabila Levels. Discover the secrets behind Stabila’s 135-year history of precision measuring tools and learn valuable life lessons from a chef turned landscaper. Get ready for a jam-packed episode filled with insights, humour, and inspiration!

Tom, the founder of Garden Scape, shares his remarkable journey from the chaotic world of professional kitchens to the serene beauty of landscape design. With a passion for creativity and a knack for problem-solving, Tom has built a thriving business that transforms outdoor spaces into stunning oases. Learn how he navigated the challenges of changing careers, honed his skills, and embraced the power of social media to showcase his work and connect with clients.

Ollie, a representative from Stabila Levels, takes us on a fascinating journey through the company’s 135-year history of innovation and precision in measuring tools. Discover the intricate process behind the creation of Stabila’s renowned spirit levels, from the hand-assembly of vials to the cutting-edge technology that ensures unparalleled accuracy. Ollie shares insider tips on how to choose the right measuring tools for your projects and emphasises the importance of investing in quality equipment to avoid costly mistakes.

Throughout the episode, Tom and Ollie engage in lively discussions, sharing anecdotes, and offering valuable advice for aspiring tradespeople. From the importance of transparency and owning your mistakes to the power of perseverance and skill development, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone looking to succeed in the construction industry. Don’t miss out on this must-listen episode of Trade Legends!

00:00:00 Introductions
00:02:50 Stabila
00:28:06 Tom’s Story
00:48:15 Crashing the Vans
00:53:02 Social Media
00:56:48 Tom’s Building Catastrophe
01:03:38 Tom’s Eye Injury
01:12:18 Question Time
01:14:34 Final Thoughts

Guests this week:
Ollie | Stabila @STABILAOfficial
Tom | Garden Scape Wiltshire

Mark Tiff | @MJTiffPlumbing
Gavin | Pablo Plumbcobar

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