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Every month we like to celebrate local businesses by naming a business man and woman of the month. There are so many people in the Bay doing amazing things in business and they deserve recognition for it.

Our Torquay Online business man of the month for September 2020 is Stuart Pardbury.

Stuart has spent 28 years as a carpenter and runs SLP Carpentry Devon. However, he has recently launched My Camper Conversions (Facebook), (Website), which is a small family run camper conversions company. They Specialise in bespoke camper builds and furniture creations. Check out some of their work below…


We recently interviewed Stuart about his business. Here’s what he had to say..

What inspired you to start your business?

I’ve always worked for my self an a sub contracting carpenter. Pre lockdown we decided we wanted to make a living out of our passion for converting vans.

What’s the most satisfying thing about running your own business?

The satisfaction on dealing with customers and seeing their reactions to a finished product.

What’s the most challenging part?

Getting people to know we exist and keeping funds coming in.

Do you have any plans to expand in the near future?

Plenty of plans. Mainly finding a bigger unit where we can expand our products.

What advice would you give to someone looking to start a business in The Bay?

Always go for your dreams. Get all the experience you can and dont try and run before you can walk.

Finally, what’s the best thing about living in Torbay?

I love the area. there’s always plenty of happy people chilling out and taking in the sights.

I love sitting down the beach with a cup of and just taking time out.

Thank you so much to Stuart for taking the time to answer our questions. Congratulations in what you’ve achieved so far.


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