From P.I. to Pipes

Stuart Sinfield, of Protocol Plumbing, was always told by his parents, "Get a trade behind you." He listened, and completed his four year plumbing apprenticeship and led him into a business.

He then travelled, broadened his horizons and came back to Sydney's Northern Beaches unsure what to do next. He wanted something different and so became a private investigator.

After ten years, he realised he wanted a change but with a young family, a mortgage and bills to pay, Stu wasn't sure what profession he should take on. But with his plumbing apprenticeship behind him, he completed his licence and now runs a busy small business. His lesson: get a trade, because no matter where you go or what changes you may make in life, a trade provides you with skills that last a lifetime!

VJ Matthew Jenkin

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