Expert Trades

New Expert Trades Academy delivers online training for trade professionals

Expert Trades has launched the Expert Trades Academy, which delivers online training on various topics to help every trades professional run profitable business. “We think of our community of trades professionals as ‘ accidental business owners ’. They chose this career as they love being on the tools, making and fixing things; but end up having to […]

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MENTalk – How one group of installers are addressing mental health in the industry

Installer Steve Smith talks about the scourge of mental illness and the MENTalk podcasts he’s recording with fellow installers Lee Woodgate and Stephen Blair. Mental health issues afflict one in four, but they’re rarely discussed by men. Lee, Stephen and myself are all part of the statistic of gents who suffer, but to the outside […]

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6 ways tradespeople can make the most of social media

59% of tradespeople say social media has presented more challenges than anything else in the last decade, according to recent research from Armstead,  The same poll also found more than half (53%) of respondents, including plumbers, electricians, builders, and decorators, felt obtaining new customers was harder than ever before. Despite being viewed by some as an […]

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Expert Trades launches Operation Tool Talk – The first live assault course designed specifically for Installers

Expert Trades are excited to announce Operation Tool Talk at Installer2019 – the first live assault course designed specifically for Installers. The team at Expert Trades will be testing installers’ tool knowledge to the extreme, as they get their hands dirty working their way through a course of our innovative sponsor brands, with the fastest […]

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Expert Trades launches MENTalk Podcast – The mental health podcast by tradesmen, for tradesmen

Expert Trades has launched the first episode of its new mental health Podcast: MENTalk. The majority of the Expert Trades community are male trades professionals, who are stereotypically ultramasculine, confident and full of playful banter. While this may sometimes be the case, they can also often be isolated, stressed and struggling with their own mental health problems […]

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