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Q&A With Mike Mcvey – The First Interiors Group

Clare Hollister

Focussed on building the five fantastic companies that make up The First Interiors Group, we caught up with head of sales and operations Mike McVey to find out more about him, his role and his vision for the fast growing group.

So Mike, what are the main responsibilities of your role?

I have total responsibility and control over the day-to-day sales and operations of all five companies within The First Interiors Group across the UK, this includes First Install, First Install Specialist Interiors, Apex Joinery, MBS Workplace Environments and Blue Goose Interiors.

Describe a typical day…

I’m generally up early and plan out my day, progressing through ‘to do’ lists and work in progress for all five companies.  A typical day will also include client meetings and site visits and meetings with the management and operations teams at all companies at the various Group offices across the UK.

What are your ambitions for the First Interiors Group?

Our Group ambition and intentions are clear; we’re working towards becoming the first choice main Installation and Interior Fit Out company in the UK, that clients of all sizes and across all sectors can come to for individual, bespoke services and turnkey operations from concept to completion.  We’re 100 per cent focussed on delivering exceptional client service from concept to installation and completion.

What are the biggest challenges for you in the marketplace currently?

By far our biggest challenges are materials and fuel uplift costs.

What would you consider to be your main points of difference as a business in a competitive marketplace?

Our focus on a total offering for clients from concept and vision to design and manufacture and finally installation and completion; our five company businesses which are all experts in their fields and our experience, understand and pride in each individual project.

Which recent project have you been most proud of?

We’re currently working with the team at Tattersalls on a joinery project to replace the stables doors with high quality robust timber and its amazing to see this coming together.

Describe yourself in three words

Tenacious. Confident. Strategic

Favourite things to do when not working?

Spending time with family and friends, travelling, eating out and watching my favourite football team Liverpool FC

Name three destinations on your bucket list

Bali.  Cuba.  Singapore

Favourite restaurant for a working lunch

San Carlo

Best way for people to get in touch?

I’m always available on email

E: [email protected] 

but also very happy to chat on the phone 

T:07808 555510

The First Interiors Group

High quality traditional and bespoke joinery from Apex Joinery

No matter how large or small, the experienced team at Apex Joinery, part of The First Interiors Group, can seamlessly take any purpose-built joinery project from concept to completion.

With extensive knowledge, capability and artisan expertise, the team has been involved in the manufacture and installation of high quality bespoke joinery services for more than 25 years, assisting builders, architects, developers, interior designers and the general public with projects of all sizes and complexity, including many prestigious and award winning heritage schemes.

The joinery shop is equipped with modern machinery and an expert team of highly skilled craftsmen able to customers through the various steps involved to take initial ideas and vision from dreams to reality.  Working with the highest quality timbers, the team works closely with the client through the entire process from design, concept and creation, to CAD drawings, construction, finishing, spraying and painting and also managing the logistics of delivery and installation.

Now part of The First Interiors Group, the team is well placed to respond to today’s fast-paced market demands offering a fully comprehensive resource delivering wide ranging solutions for projects across all sectors including retail, leisure, hospitality and commercial including corporate workspaces and creative office environments.

The Apex team is truly able to create anything from wood and works with high quality timber from sustainable sources to maintain integrity and respect for ecology and the environment.  

T: 01473 832484