North East leaders by example: Dave Stone
PUBLISHED: 10:28 19 November 2010 | UPDATED: 17:57 20 February 2013
A profile of people from all walks of life who influence those around them for the better and make a positive difference to the North East
Dave Stone established Stone Technical Services of Darlington with his brother, Grahame in 1998, following an apprenticeship as a steeplejack and lightning conductor engineer.
Stone specialises in high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services and restoration and masonry refurbishment projects on churches, museums, clock towers, castles, spires and historic buildings, employing 26 in Darlington and its regional office in Pinner, Middlesex.
The company works on high profile buildings such as St Pauls Cathedral and Selfridges and for English Heritage and the National Trust, plus industrial clients such as INEOS Plant Utilities and Teesside Power Station. Other projects include the Royal Courts of Justice, Shaftesbury Theatre, Westminster Abbey, Lindisfarne and County Hall in Durham.
Dave says: Stone is passionate about training and developing the next generation of technical, conservation and restoration experts.
To succeed in todays business world, I think its really important to continually update your skills, thrive on new experiences and to enure you love what you do.