Maldon business that worked for Love Island and Towie stars

A businessman has become a ‘carpet-fitter for the stars’ after working with some of the biggest showbiz names in the county.

Aaron Clark grew up in Maldon and runs a successful carpet and flooring business.

A Clark Carpets & Flooring, founded by Aaron in 2012, is based in Latchingdon and has grown massively over the past 10 years.

As sponsor of the Maldon Mud Race, Aaron has remained in the area and carpeted the floors of the stars in the county and beyond.

He began his career in Haybridge, doing an apprenticeship with the now retired flooring specialist, who taught him all the tricks of the trade.

After working in the industry for five years, he went to Australia to visit and work there.

He spent a year down there before returning to the field and was offered his old job.

At that point he decided to go it alone and founded A Clark Carpets & Floorings.

His old master helped him and gave him some work.

Aaron eventually opened a small shop in Meyland before moving to his current larger showroom at the Red Lion Business Center on Burnham Road.

He now has a team of seven friends and family despite hoping to grow into a “fair business”.

Aaron said: “It all started with me in just one van and now I employ two freelancers and five people full-time.

“I never thought it would get to the point where 7 people work for me.

“Someone recommended me Sam Fayers, The Only Way Is Essex, and it evolved from there.

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“Now I have worked for many different people and it has grown and evolved.

“I’ve worked at Stacy Solomon and Joe Swash’s home, Fern McCann, Gemma Collins, Olivia and Alex Bowen, Rochelle Humes’ children’s playroom and this month for Katie Piper.

“I want to pursue this and I don’t want my business to lose its personal touch.

“I want it to survive as a small business and become a unique brand.

“People gather, we will be expensive, but if anything it has opened doors and we can be more competitive.”