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  1. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    I've decided to close down my business.

    After my apprenticeship, I did about 12 years in the industry, before moving onto pastures new. When I retired from that job, I thought I would try being a sole trader electrician. I gave it a bash for 5 years, but for various reasons, I've decided to call it a day. I have a new job starting in October.

    It was an unexpected steep learning curve for me, but not completely wasted time. I joined this forum back in 2011 in preparation, and gained some valuable experience and guidance from members over the years. Sometimes the advice aggrieved me, but the truth hurts!

    So a big thank you for your counsel. I shall be sticking around, though :)

    A last bit of advice from you in the meantime. I'll have my accountant tidy up those ends, the van will be going off to the knackers yard, I'll keep me tools for the time being. Advertising was minimal, and old clients I can redirect to other sparks. Anything else?

    Not sure what to do with my public liability insurance, paid for till June 19, the last work I did was April this year. Should I keep it, or get a refund?
     
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  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    keep the PL insurance. you'll probably be doing few jobs for friends/family as a sideline. and what's the van?
     
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  3. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Cheers. Some mug's already lined up for the van :eek:
     
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Hope the "Mug" isn't a Forum member
     
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    Are you going for that pole dancing job I told you about??? It did pay more.. :)
     
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  6. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    Good luck to you Midwest. I'm glad you're sticking around:)
     
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  7. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Just waiting for SWD to send me some of his high heels & one piece.
     
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  8. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Unfortunately the mug knows what needs doing to it.
     
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Ebenezer electrical
    @Midwest@Midwest you’re up there with the legends. Glad you will be sticking around - witty banter keeps us all young.
    As long as you’re not packing it all in so that you can have tea on the table in time for home and away!
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    you will sadly missed. :( I hope for not to long .
     
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  11. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Right
     
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  12. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    The world has just become a safer place:tearsofjoy:
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I resemble that remark.
     
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  14. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Pardon?
     
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    He said he's had enough of us and is leaving....
     
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