Steve Butterworth

Q: What is your background and what brought you into the trenchless industry?

I started my working life in the late 70’s progressing across to the No-Dig industry in the Late 80’s. Over the last 30 odd years I have moved from Site to Office and then onto Technical sales for a couple of different large German companies before finding myself now with Applied Felts as the International Sales Manager.

Q: How/why did you get involved in UKSTT?

I had been aware of the UKSTT for many Years due to work colleagues being involved with the Council. I nearly joined myself on a couple of previous occasions before becoming a Council Member in early 2019.

Q: What goals do you want to achieve as a UKSTT Council Member?

I would like to help in seeing that the Societies goals are reached and to encourage new and current members to get involved more with the Society.

Q: What do you see as being your own greatest personal achievement in the trenchless industry?

Hard to Pin point this as often others take too much credit Singularly when Team efforts should actually get the Accolades. I suppose when I think about this it does make me proud to think of all the people throughout the World I have trained in different CIPP methods and to still see them on my travels and how they have progressed in the Industry.

Q: What do you currently see as the industry’s most urgent challenges?

Apart from the Obvious Environmental Obligations we all must try and improve, I think that more effort should be given on improving the Sanitation and Drinking water supplies within Third World Countries . How I don’t know when its main problem is £$€ so who will pay.

Q: Where would you like to see UKSTT in 5 years?

I would like to see all the current UKSTT’s aims and goals have been actually achieved. Also that the Society is seen to be the place to go for the Correct Technical advice, training and information for any person or Companies needs.

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