Even now painting and decorating is still a male dominated industry – but one Thetford woman has started her own business.
Sarah Dowson who is 24, said: “I went for a two day trial with a firm called Painted Ladies and impressed them with my effort, enthusiasm and capability.
“From that I was given the opportunity to be put through a two year apprenticeship at West Suffolk College and I jumped at the chance.”
That was 2007. The Painted Ladies are no more but Sarah has started her own firm – Sarah Jane Decorating.
“Setting up my own business wasn’t easy. It’s taken a lot of time and hard work,” said Sarah who now also teaches painting and decorating at the college.
Contact her on 07538 002492 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sarahjanedecorating.com