Leather Training Courses

Discussion in 'Leather Cleaning & Restoration' started by Judy Bass, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Judy Bass

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    CHOOSING THE RIGHT LEATHER TRAINING COURSE

    I know training is an on going process and we are still learning (I try to learn or invest in something new every day) but when complete newbies are involved it is imperative that they learn in the right way.

    It saddens me when I receive so many emails and texts from unsuspecting people who have been drawn in to training courses with unqualified and inexperienced instructors/companies either by cost or a huge sales pitch.

    I have received 5 in the last week and many more before Christmas about problems caused by wrong advice, poor or completely wrong information and also a total lack of ongoing product or mentoring support after the course.

    Small companies have a tight training budget and once spent there is usually little left for repeat training (although this would not be wasted) but sad that businesses are being seriously affected like this.

    It’s a tough world out there at the moment with many industries affected - please don’t be one of the closures by not doing a little research. If you want an honest opinion please contact me as I will always be truthful with you.

    For anyone who has been caught out by this please contact me as I have a plan to restore faith in the industry.

    Cheers
    Judyb
     
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    Interestingly I'd love to do a LTT course but can't for the exact reasons above, trained elsewhere and can't justify spending more money on training as I make more doing carpets and upholstery..
     
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    Glad you contacted me through FB Mark
    May have a solution for you
    Cheers
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    Please get in touch if you need help we have received many more messages about this
    Cheers
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    pm'd you
     
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    Me too
     
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    I now make more money 'doing leather' in half the time of CC'ing.
     
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    Worth the training then Dan :smile:
     
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    Best bloody thing I have done, after going Self Employed.
     
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    Sssssshhhhh!
    Dont tell everyone!!
    They'll all want to do it!!
     
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    Form an orderly Que please....:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    HUge market out there, I'm scared of messing up leather, so i do the occasional little job. I have one on Thursday, £50 quid and i'll be on it for about half hour and get a brew and biccie whilst i'm there..
     
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    Mark Sutcliffe, If you attend Judy's course you will never be scared of messing up.
    Prior to attending Judy's course around 50% of leather cleaning jobs I walked away from because I knew the product I was using just would not work.
    Since the course I have never turned a cleaning cleaning job away, Simply down to first class training and superior products to what I was using.
    My son Daniel came on board 12 months ago and I've passed on the knowledge I gained from being trained.
    He's confident and actually prefers cleaning leather than cleaning carpets.
    That said, He will still be traveling to Harrogate in the near future.
     
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    cleaning wise and small repairs i'm fine with, but I work solely on pigmented leather :smile:, there is one course i can attend coming up in july so lets hope i've saved up some pennies by then so i can see things from a different perspective
     
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    Anyone booked on the 3 day course in March?
     
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    We have 1 space left Rob if you are interested. Our courses this year are filling up very fast

    Cheers
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    I'm already on it :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Oh sorry Rob I had not checked the list of delegates!!
    See you then
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  19. K.O. (Shorty) Glanville

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    For you blokes ( & girls ), that are struggling out there & can't afford the course, ( or think they fail to see the value of doing a leather course ), think about this:

    With carpet cleaning, you'll set yourself up with a van and all the necessary equipment such as vacuum, porty; wand, upholstery wand, etc;

    You've possibly already spent (in your eyes), a small fortune.

    Have you done any carpet or upholstery cleaning courses yet.??

    Then, after winning a job from the multitude of carpet cleaner out there, you arrive & start to lug all of your gear into the job & maybe up the stairs.

    Why am I sweating so much, I didn't think it was this hard.?

    Then you have the inevitable electric breakdown on your machine, possibly leaking (flooding), dirty water onto the custards carpets or timber floors.

    You then need to reschedule with a maybe irritable custard.

    Your machine then gets delivered to the sparky (electrician) for repair.

    Then you wait (nervously, with no income), for the phone call to tell you it's ready.

    Then you get to pick up the machine & nearly have a heart attack at the bill which is more than you're getting for the job.

    You're already to start again & phone the custard who tells you, "Sorry, you took so long so I got someone else".

    Compare this to leather expertise:

    NO large, expensive equipment required, majority is done by your hands.
    No expensive repair bills nor time off work with no income.
    Can be worked from a small family car instead of a larger dedicated van.
    For the same time spent on carpet cleaning, you usually double your income when cleaning leather.
    Training, supplies & back-up information from Judy is top notch.

    This is how I view leather, my only regret is that I started too late in life to realise the above facts.

    Apologies for being such long-winded. :wink::pun:

    :2beer::2beer::wheelchair::goodday:
     
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  20. Judy Bass

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    Thanks Shorty
    It’s so true and not often said
    Those that have really taken this on board are doing really well.
    Now supporting people from all over the world!
    Hope you are well down under!!
    Cheers
    Judyb x
     
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