A Newport-born businessman has returned to the region to open a kitchen and bathroom renovation company.

Jamie Curtis has leased a workshop unit on Maesglas Industrial Estate in the city to manufacture and install the made-to-measure kitchen worktops, doors, and splashbacks for Trend Transformations across South Wales.

The launch of the new business marks the start of a new career for Jamie, who joined his father’s double glazing and home improvements business before moving away and spending 18 years at the Ford Motor Company working in managerial roles in its sales, marketing, and aftersales division.

Jamie said: “I wanted a career change, and after some extensive research I identified this opportunity to own my business back here in Wales.

"Trend is an international organisation and I will benefit from its superior product range and excellent reputation. Trend has been very supportive, and we are already making appointments and taking bookings from households across South Wales.”

Jamie has already employed two experienced kitchen fitters and bought an electric van refurbished so that it is a complete mobile showroom.

He said: “We have all spent a lot more time at home during the pandemic. The majority of our customers have made the decision to renovate their houses, and our ability to go to them with the mobile showroom, and because our products are made to measure to precisely cover existing surfaces thereby enabling the transformation to take place in as little as a day!”