12:00 – 12:45
Charlie decided at the age of nine that he wanted to be a plumber, after noticing that his local plumber was well respected, had a great lifestyle and money. In 1979 he started Pimlico Plumbers from a basement of an estate agent in Pimlico. Pimlico is now London’s largest independent plumbing & service company, providing all trades and serving all of London, with a workforce of over 200, 160 vehicles and £20 million turnover. Charlie is strongly focused on apprenticeships and is a firm believer in giving young people a chance to develop their skills, in order that they reach their true potential. He has a work placement programme in place for The Prince’s Trust’s youngsters, carries out mentoring and gives inspirational talks.