Andy Wickenden set up Finish 1st in 2005 with over 20 years experience in the industry
"My initial training after leaving school was 3 months on a boatbuilding course at Marine and Commercial Training Centre in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft followed by a two year course at Lowestoft Boatbuilding College. I completed the course with an NVQ in Boatbuilding and worked for CB Boats, Heybridge building and fitting out boats. I then built lightweight dinghies and catamarans at Reg Whites in Brightlingsea. I have also worked in the Netherlands building fibreglass caravan and DAF truck parts, building fibreglass boats and installing wall and tank linings for Colvic Craft and as a finisher/laminator for Oyster Marine."