Bill was Landmark’s first full-time craft trainee, he says: 'I first worked for Landmark as a labourer on the restoration of Belmont in Lyme Regis. I’d done general labouring on ordinary construction sites before, but this was totally different: the materials, the techniques, the skills and the change of pace were a real eye-opener; it all just felt more meaningful, somehow, and I was hooked. I loved how with heritage projects you can make your mark without compromising what has gone before. I stayed on with Landmark as an apprentice working on maintenance across the country, then Landmark found a supporter to fund my training. Thanks to her amazing generosity, I was able to do my NVQ, specialising in heritage carpentry and joinery. Now I’m fully qualified.'
Bill is based in one of the adjoining barns at Gurney Manor, supporting surveyor Mark Cox in the Southwest region.