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Torquay Online is all about celebrating local businesses, and every month, we award one man and one woman who have been doing great things in the area.

July’s business man of the month is Louis Bergin.

Louis is the co-founder of ProBuild Scaffolding, a local scaffolding business who have been doing amazing things since they began almost 3 years ago. See their Facebook page here and give them a like to support local business.

If you’re looking for a scaffolder in the area, give them a call on 07723 311255.

I recently asked Louis a few questions about running his business – here’s what he said.

How did you get into starting the business?

After working in the industry for 16 years, it had always been the plan to eventually work for myself.

What is the most rewarding part of running your own business?

Having customers that are happy with ‘your’ service and exceeding their expectations.

After a long time of difficult shift patterns, now being able to work around a schedule that suits my family.

What has been the most challenging part of it?

Double shifts, night shifts and missing out on events for the three years previous to going on my own.

This was to generate enough funds to build up a suitable quantity of materials to ensure we could complete jobs.

Any plans to expand in the future?


Any advice to young people in the area looking to start a business?

Believe in yourself, never let clients down, always be true to your word and be prepared work hard!

What’s your favourite thing about Torquay?

Community spirit (we always pull together when needed) and our scenery.

Thank you Louis for answering our questions, and congratulations on what you’ve achieved at ProBuild Scaffolding.

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