Welsh born Phil Clatworthy, has grown up surrounded by windows. From his first job door-to-door canvassing to fitting them, working on site and finally in his role as Sale Manager, for Style Windows. He explained to me why after all these years the world of windows is still dazzling him.

 

So Phil, what is it about windows?

During school I became friendly with a chap whose father owned a window company and saw what the window industry could potentially offer me. It’s not the most glamorous job, but I knew that if I worked hard and showed willingness, there would be a pathway to better things for me. Windows have treated me very well so far, allowing me to travel all over the UK and eventually landing me in Jersey.

How did you become a Sales Manager at Style?

I’ve been involved with Style for 14 years now since starting out as a sub-contractor, but I have worked in my current sales role for three years. I initially started out as an installer but after showing an interest in sales, they gave me a trial period which has led to my current role. Style are always keen to promote from within and have rewarded my hard work in the time I’ve been with them.

What’s next for you and Style Windows?

I’m very settled in Jersey and keen to further my career with Style. Company wise, we are still enjoying our new showroom in St Peter that showcases our extensive range of products.

What’s hot in windows right now?

Lots! The window industry has moved on leaps and bounds in the last few years. Gone are the days where you had your box standard white uPVC windows. Now manufacturers are trying to stay ahead of the curve, introducing new finishes to their products through colour, design and even different glasses giving you better u–values. There has also been a shift away from the traditional conservatories to more of an orangery feel as people look for more of an all year-round extension.

What do you do when you aren’t selling?

Less looking out of the window and more getting out. I’m incredibly grateful to be living in Jersey and look to get out with my family as much as possible. I like to relive experiences I had as a child with my son, creating bike tracks and playing in the woods. It’s about the simple things in life.