Bracknell MP James Sunderland visits Campbell West – Steve Campbell and Dan West, apprentices Jace Heath and Liam Seymout with James Sunderland MP – 26 January 2024 Picture by Antony Thompson/Thousand Word Media Ltd

 

Bracknell MP James Sunderland praised Campbell West during a visit to our company headquarters. 

 

Mr Sunderland predicted a bright future for the business after being invited to our offices to learn about the company and our investment in apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week. 

 

Mr Sunderland also described company owners Steven Campbell and Daniel West as “ideal role models for young people” after hearing they left school aged 16 to become apprentice plumbers and now run a £10-million turnover business which employs 45 people. 

 

Commenting on Campbell West, Mr Sunderland said: “The sky’s definitely the limit for Campbell West which is a company that is really going places. Having been launched by two former apprentice plumbers, Campbell West’s journey is truly an inspirational success, and the owners are great role models who are doing themselves and Bracknell proud 

 

“My visit showed me Campbell West is a really vibrant business which boasts a team of highly skilled, dedicated and driven people who deliver excellent services to a growing array of clearly very satisfied clients. But what makes Campbell West so special is their commitment to developing and rewarding the expertise of their people and investing in the young, up-and-coming apprentices who will be key to fulfilling the firm’s ambitious growth aspirations.” 

 

Mr Sunderland met Campbell West staff including new apprentices – Jace Heath and Liam Seymour – when he visited the company offices, at Richmond House, Oldbury. 

 

Mr Sunderland added: “Campbell West is a perfect example of everything that we should be aspiring to right across the UK. It’s a young company with relatively young leadership, it’s growing and employing local people as it progresses and so these are exciting times for everyone in the company. They are onto something special with a business that is wholly scalable which is why it has huge potential.  

 

“Demand for their services is booming and the client base is expanding all the time, with more contracts being won. That bodes well for the future of Campbell West here in the South of England but much further afield right across the UK as well.” 

 

As well as hearing about company growth and future aspirations, in keeping with the National Apprenticeship skills for life theme, he tackled a specially rigged plumbing task that faces new recruits. Steven Campbell said: “It was great to welcome our local MP to our offices and he showed a genuine interest and enthusiasm for everything we do, especially our commitment to growth and apprenticeships. 

 

“More needs to be done to raise awareness of the benefits of in-house training at businesses like Campbell West as apprentices are key to our growth so we have the skills to match rising demand from our customers. James showed a genuine understanding of what we do and challenges we face and it’s great know he’s on our side. Plus I have to say he did extremely well in our practical challenge.” 

 

Mr Sunderland spent more than two hours at the Campbell West base and also took part in a Q&A with company staff.  Daniel West added: “We are confident we will achieve our ambitious goals for Campbell West because we have a tremendous team. That was recognised by our MP who was clearly impressed by what we’ve achieved so far and what we aim to achieve. 

“James’ kind words were music to our ears because we are proud of the progress Campbell West has made over the last seven years, and we’re confident we have the right people to go from strength to strength in the South of England market and beyond.”