Sam Bailey 

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery 2011

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery 2012

Job title: Owner, Bellota Oak Frames

Ambition: Steady growth

“My company specialises in the design and production of bespoke hand crafted oak frames from porches to full frame houses. It was a huge leap to set up my own business but I’m very pleased with how it’s grown. I have clients throughout the region, and I often employ two former Reaseheath students who have also chosen to specialise.. 

“Oak framing is a traditional craft and is a very niche market. Every job is different and you get a real sense of pride on completion. 

“Much of my success is down to my Reaseheath experience. I learned the correct skills and that helped me through my apprenticeship with an established oak framing company. My tutors were very supportive and helped me along the way. Even now I go back to them for advice.”