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Five minute profile with Milburn Paterson

Aluminium Shapes Ltd News and PR from Aluminium Shapes Ltd - Published 11 May 2015 Milburn Paterson has been in the Aluminium Industry from school, a career which has taken him through locations in Scotland England and Wales before finding his true spiritual home, Corby.
Married to Kim with two grown up children in higher education, Milburn is sole brother to two sisters.

What are you most proud of?
Career progression, I feel I have achieved more than I expected when I first started out at Century Aluminium in Sanquhar.

How did you get in to aluminium sales?
It was something I grew into, I started off in the drawing office and someone took a chance on me.

What would your dream job be?
I feel I’m in it (most of the time)

Do you have any regrets?
Probably only not going to university, I am very keen for my sons not to have the same regret.

What was the most difficult business decision you had to make?
It was leaving the then perceived security of Hydro Aluminium for Eastern Aluminium, many have made similar decisions but it was a quantum change for me at the time.

Who would you say was your best boss?
I never got on with anyone of them!

What drives you?
Success, because everything else follows it.

What would you say are you best at in work?
Definitely problem solving and troubleshooting.

During your time at Shapes what would you say is the best thing about working here?
Definitely the people, they saw me through the bad times.

What then would you say is the worst thing about working here:
Definitely also the people, and no I won’t elaborate.

What are the main challenges at Aluminium Shapes over the next few years?
I would say having turned the corner now funding the growth, and investment.

What are the main challenges at aluminium shapes over the next few years?
Competitors who act irresponsibly in the market.

If your friends described you in three words what would they be?
Abrasive, aggressive, generous.

What was the best bit of advice you were ever given?
Make yourself indispensable.

What is the best bit of advice you would give?
Take every opportunity.

Last film watched: Expendables
Last book read: In search of Duncan Ferguson
Favourite TV show: Hollyoaks
Hobbies: Football and fishing
Musical taste: Katy Perry
Best holiday: Orlando
Career progression, I feel I have achieved more than I expected when I first started out at Century Aluminium in Sanquhar

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