What began as an opportunity to make some money after he completed his matric, turned out to be the starting point to owning a business. After matriculating, Matthew studied plumbing at False Bay TVET College, Westlake Campus. He has been operating his business, Hydroline Plumbing, for several years.
Committed to growing his business and taking pride in each job, Matthew is constantly looking for innovative ways to ensure his clients receive the best service experience. He still finds himself a student, enjoying learning from each challenging job.
A true professional, Matthew says, “my qualification allowed me to start my own business and equipped me with the knowledge base to begin a fruitful career.” Although he finds it’s not always an easy task being an employer, Matthew enjoys imparting knowledge and bringing a job to a successful conclusion.
A natural outdoors man, he takes pleasure in all that nature has to offer. Aside from volunteering at the National Sea Rescue Institute, he is an avid water sportsman and also a class 4 commercial diver.
We asked Matthew whether he expected any major changes in the plumbing industry in the next five to 10 years. Given that a large majority of the population still don’t have access to the most basic plumbing requirements, he feels basic water and sanitation requirements, for the most part, will remain the same. “There are always new components and fixtures being introduced to the market, especially along the lines of sustainable water-wise options, but the basic plumbing fundamentals will remain consistent,” says Matthew.
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