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Former eaga plumbing engineer sets up her own operation

An experienced plumbing and gas services engineer who was made redundant by eaga has been able to set up her own plumbing businesses thanks to grants and funding from her former employers.

Amanda Potts had been working for eaga for 18 months when it was taken over by Carillion last year. She then worked for Carillion for six months before being made redundant, at which point she took a long hard look at where her plumbing skills could take her.

Amanda said that she felt she was in an advantageous position, being a skilled, female plumber, and knew that The eaga Trust – the charitable wing of her former employer – was looking to support its former employees in helping them to set up their own businesses or to retrain.

Amanda told nebusinesss.co.uk that she has been able to secure