Their success hasn’t gone unnoticed by colleagues. Rob has introduced a number of his friends from the force to Utility Warehouse over the years. The fact he can now work part-time has been a big factor in stoking their interest.

‘In the police, we’ve had cutbacks to pay, conditions and pensions... The main attraction, at the very beginning, for me was the opportunity to earn a little bit of extra money without having to do any more overtime. Now it’s absolutely changed my life.’

Rob Evans, Police Sergeant