Challenger Site Services has been established since 1994 and has since grown into a successful family business. Shaun and Jonathan established the business on the back of their parent’s successful tool hire company. Alongside Shaun, his son Robert started working at the company full time in 2009, and has since carved out a successful career in the family business. While his brother Jack worked at Challenger Site Services intermittently since he was 13 carrying out roles from general admin duties to hire controller.
In 2013 Jack chose a different career path and started studying for a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Manchester. He also spent a semester abroad at the University of Toronto in 2015, for which he was successful in gaining a BUTEX scholarship to help fund his time there. Jack has now completed his studies at the University and graduated on the 15th July with a 2:1 honours degree.
In April of this year Jack was again successful in being awarded a training contract with a commercial law firm in London. The company has pledged to fund the Graduate Diploma in Law starting in September 2016 and also his Legal Practice Course which he will start at the University of Law, London – Moorgate in September 2017.
The company have also provided Jack with a language bursary which he is currently using to learn Spanish. Moving on, and in March 2019 he will start working for the law firm on a 2 year training contract in their London office. This will comprise of four different ‘seats’ in different areas of law such as Dispute Resolution, Corporate Transactions, and Intellectual Property etc. Jack will also have the opportunity to apply to undertake one of these seats overseas in one of their international offices, fingers crossed he will be a fully-qualified Solicitor in March 2021 after completing his training contract.
Shaun said “I’m very proud of both my sons and their achievements. They are a credit to me, my wife and the business. It will be good to have Jack following a different career path as a solicitor while Robert is securing his place in the family business.”