A Scarborough mother-of-two has recently made a big career move that she hopes will benefit the people of the town.
After working within the engineering industry for 15 years as a degree qualified engineer, Lindsey Flintoft, aged 33 years, has decided to leave her 9-5 job and use her skills in handy work to start up her own ‘handy woman’ business.
Perhaps unusually for a woman, Lindsey enjoys handy work and her engineering background brings a level of skill and attention to detail, whether decorating, joinery, sewing, tiling or gardening.
Speaking to the Scarborough News Lindsey said: “I know a lot of people who have experienced frustration waiting around for unreliable traders who did not turn up on time or at all, and others who did not provide up front quotations and who ended up giving their customers a shock when the bill arrived, as well as some who were not flexible around a customers day to day lifestyle.”
In the past Lindsey has worked as a draughtsman, a graduate civil and structural engineer and has also been in charge of a precision engineering department, estimating, coordinating production and liaising daily with customers.
She added: “I’m looking forward to transferring my skills from the engineering trades that I’ve experienced to people’s homes and am confident that I can give an excellent range of services to customers”.