12 episodes

Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

If you're keen to join us as a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com

Brought to you by Tradify — the job management app trusted by 20,000+ tradespeople.

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Behind the Tools is an inside look at tradespeople from all over the world. Each episode we bring on a guest to answer the real questions you have about life in the trades, running a business, and how to overcome the challenges that come with being a tradesperson.

If you're keen to join us as a guest, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com

Brought to you by Tradify — the job management app trusted by 20,000+ tradespeople.

    #012 - Peter Booth - PB Plumber

    #012 - Peter Booth - PB Plumber

    This week on Behind the Tools, we welcome Peter Booth (aka PB Plumber) to the show. Peter is a third-generation plumber and gas engineer running his own business in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

    Join Peter and our host Michael as they talk about his approach to apprenticing, tool theft, and men’s mental health.

    If you're keen to be a guest on Behind the Tools, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 42 min
    #011 - Amy Barratt-Singh - Amy the Sparky

    #011 - Amy Barratt-Singh - Amy the Sparky

    This week on Behind the Tools, we welcome Amy Barratt-Singh to the show. Amy runs her own electrical business ‘Amy the Sparky’ and podcast, Women in Trades, from her home in Packington, Leicestershire. 

    Join Amy and our host Michael as they talk about starting a trade at 28, making money, and sexist sceptics.

    If you're keen to be a guest on Behind the Tools, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 35 min
    #010 - Ryan Englin - Blue Collar Culture

    #010 - Ryan Englin - Blue Collar Culture

    This week on Behind the Tools, we talk hiring with Ryan Englin.

    Based in Arizona, Ryan runs Core Matters, a company that helps trade business owners attract & hire good workers. Join Ryan and our host Michael as they talk about recruitment red flags, considering company culture, and instructions for interviewing.

    If you're keen to be a guest on Behind the Tools, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 31 min
    #009 - Michael Chaplin - Tweed Electrical & Data

    #009 - Michael Chaplin - Tweed Electrical & Data

    This week on Behind the Tools, we welcome Michael Chaplin to the show. Michael runs Tweed Electrical & Data in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, a growing business with big plans. 

    Join Michael and our host (also called Michael), as they talk about learning lucrative lessons, enabling easy enquiries, and how to hire help.

    If you're keen to be a guest on Behind the Tools, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 42 min
    #008 - Matt Newland - Wyldecrest Services Ltd

    #008 - Matt Newland - Wyldecrest Services Ltd

    This week on Behind the Tools, we welcome Matt Newland to the show. Matt runs Wyldecrest Services Ltd in Kent, England, specialising in utility services for park homes. 

    Join Matt and our host Michael as they talk about rallying after redundancy, the power of punctuality, and DIY disasters.

    If you're keen to be a guest on Behind the Tools, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com.

    • 34 min
    #007 - Pete Langford - Apex Construction

    #007 - Pete Langford - Apex Construction

    This week on Behind the Tools, we welcome Pete Langford to the show. Pete runs Apex Construction in Nelson, New Zealand — a building company specialising in detailed renovations and new builds. 

    Join Pete and our host Michael as they talk about aspiring apprentices, complex customer communications, and the truth about toiling in the trades. 

    If you're keen to be a guest on Behind the Tools, send an email to behindthetools@tradifyhq.com. 

    • 44 min

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s van dam ,

Easy on the ear and useful

Great conversation and useful to tradies like me. More please!

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