Meet the Team
CEO & Founder
I always wanted to be an engineer and was sponsored by Imperial Metal Industries, Witton, Birmingham through university doing a 'Double Honours' course in mechanical engineering.
My first job was working for a business making turbine blades for aerospace and power generation and this is how I got into 'sales'. I moved to a zinc die-casting company which was setting up a range of 'threaded inserts' to compete against the more familiar brass product. We established a fastener company as our distributor and moved across to them in the role of Product Manager. I was made redundant on the 7th November 1989 and that evening was driving down to see friends in Salcombe, Devon and by the time we arrived the decision was made to set up a company to sell threaded inserts.
Fitsco Industries started trading on the 2nd January 1990 with me being on my own until I took on my first employee in September. We have been manufacturing our own threaded inserts since 2000 and we are now one of just two companies making our own threaded inserts in the UK today. I would be lying if I said it had been easy, having been through two or three recessions since I started but I've got a great team working for me now and I have never enjoyed going to work more.
Sally and I have four children, most of which have now left home, love to spend time in Cornwall and I still manage to play squash, badminton and hockey.
I joined Fitsco in June 2014 and enjoy the many opportunities we have by being a UK manufacturer of threaded inserts and fasteners. I believe the success of our company lies within our team who I am very proud of. I enjoy being part of the Fitsco team immensely.
I am highly focussed on continual improvement as there is always something that can be done better. I embrace change and I like to explore alternatives where possible keeping our business up to date with relevant opportunities. I am an avid animal lover hence I am a vegetarian!
I enjoy travelling immensely and my life motto is “every day is precious, smile, be positive and embrace your health”
Before joining Fitsco, I worked within retail and have been a pub manager for Wetherspoons. As you can imagine the switch into the world of threaded inserts has been an interesting one. The main thing I learnt from day one is that our customers are our priority and we pride ourselves on being problem solvers.
My main role within Fitsco involves order processing and dispatching our threaded inserts, as well as purchasing and health and safety.
Outside of work I’m currently studying an AAT qualification and Fitsco support this. I like to travel and always have a holiday booked.
I've been with the company since April 2004 and oversee all of our manufactured threaded inserts, material and schedule orders onto our machines ensuring the smooth running of the manufacturing facility.
I believe the future of the company lies with the younger employees, so my priority is transferring skills and knowledge.
I have a twin brother and my hobbies revolve around playing golf on a regular basis.
Digital Marketing Executive
I've been with the company since March 2019, having worked in a variety of marketing roles since graduating in 2012. I am responsible for increasing online interaction, as well as increasing brand awareness by attending exhibitions and trade shows, and learning all about the world of threaded inserts along the way.
I enjoy meeting customers and friends of the company, as I believe there is no better way of communicating than face-to-face interaction. I enjoy graphic design and creating an increased social media presence.
In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit and I have participated in 10km races, half-marathons and I have completed the London Marathon. I enjoy watching and playing rugby.