Derek, The Carpet Specialist

Derek Kerrigan has 30 years’ experience in the carpet and flooring industry. He has worked on retail stalls in Chorlton, Manchester and, more recently, in Poynton. He provides mid-range to high quality carpets and also specialises in laminate flooring, wood floors and the luxury vinyl flooring, Amtico.

Derek, a father of two and grandfather of six, said he prides himself on a personal service.

He said: “We offer a full service and can remove the old flooring and move furniture for people if it’s required.

“Alternatively, we can work around furniture carefully if necessary. We leave the properties clean and tidy afterwards.

“Due to experience, I know what flooring is most suitable for each job. I pride myself in giving people a personal service from start to finish.

“I love meeting people and the best part of the job is the variety – with work ranging from terraced houses, to grand buildings, to barn conversions.”

When he is not mulling over flooring, Derek likes to cycle, mountain climb and scuba dive.

Derek is a qualified instructor with the British Sub Aqua Club in Stockport and has taught in in Belize, Central America, for several months as part of a charitable project.

He is also a volunteer with charity Kinder Mountain Rescue, which is part of the Peak District Mountain rescue.

He is part of a team of 50 to help rescue hikers, climbers, fell-runners, mountain bikers and the occasional sheep. The team also assist police in looking for missing people.