After thirty years’ experience in sales in stockholding and fabrication Neil Tappin made the decision to take control of his future and establish NGT Products Ltd.
Neil moved to Yorkshire in 1993, eventually settling in York for personal reasons in 2008. He fell in love with the city and the strong sense of community among residents and business owners. In addition to providing excellent customer service and great quality products; Neil wanted to ensure that any business of his had a positive and productive impact on its local area. He is particularly keen to give young school leavers a chance of meaningful employment.
“Running my own business allows me to take control of my own future instead of relying on the success or failure of others. It also gives me a chance to employ young people and contract work to local suppliers and tradespeople where possible.
I lacked application in academia and left school with no real exam results. But I quickly got a two week position as a messenger running paperwork to and from the various embassies in London. This led to a Youth Training Scheme position in accounts Department, and from there I have never been out of work.”
Neil worked hard, making his way up the career ladder to finally reach Sales Director in a Canopy and Carports company.
“I’ve always appreciated the opportunity to develop and want to be able to give the same chance to others. We also encourage all of our local sub-contractors to give access to young adults of all educational abilities.”
Neil and NGT Products Ltd also provide ongoing support to a number of community projects. From volunteering as part of the coordinated response to the Boxing Day floods in 2015, to becoming a trustee on the board of directors for York Community Furniture Store. Neil is also a Board member of the CIC Company responsible for York Business Week.
As NGT Products Ltd continues to grow Neil is satisfied that the company will stay true to its priorities.
“I am driven to be the best I can be, to make a positive change. This is the focus as we continue to forge ongoing relationships with sub-contractors, clients and local projects. I am very excited to see us all grow together. ”