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32 | Aycliffe Today Business Bringing Aycliffe Business Park Together | 33 8. 11. 12. 13. 10. 1. Coffee BREAK WE TAKE A BREAK AND SIT DOWN WITH A DIFFERENT EMPLOYEE OR BUSINESS OWNER TO ASK THEM 20 QUESTIONS ABOUT A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS... This issue, we talk to Alex Lineton, managing director of Beaumont Grounds Maintenance which won Service Business of the Year at the 2015 Make Your Mark awards... 2. 3. 4. 5. What do you do? I’m managing director of Beaumont Grounds Maintenance, a commercial maintenance, sports pitch and landscape specialist company. Who have you worked for in the past? Nobody. I’ve literally been here since I was old enough to push a grass cutter! I worked part-time for my Dad from the age of about 14 and then started working full time for the company when I left school at 18. I worked my way up through the business before becoming a director and then managing director. What was the best part of your job? The diverse sites and clients we get to work with. One day we could be at Redworth Hall Hotel and the next a professional sports ground, so that keeps it interesting. Also the geographical nature of our clients takes us up to Newcastle, down to Hull and across to Cumbria so we get chance to explore the region, which is nice. Was there anything about your job that you really didn’t like? The weather! We’re too weather dependent for my liking. So if it’s chucking it down with the rain the lads can get a bit soggy, but there’s not much we can do about that. Favourite thing about working on Aycliffe Business Park? I like it when nobody knows about the business park, they come here and are taken away by it. A lot of people don’t realise just how big it is and the volume and quality of businesses we have here. I th [