Today we are thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members of staff to our rapidly expanding Protec Family. In the last couple of months, we have taken on a new Cutting Manager, a new CAD Manager and a new member to our Product Development team and today we welcome Elisha Topham and James Madden.
Elisha is 18 years old and joins us as our in-house apprentice. We are passionate about providing opportunities for employment in our local community and Elisha will learn every aspect of the bespoke vehicle cover industry. She will learn how to process sales orders, how to cut our unique fabrics, how to stitch covers together and everything else we do behind the scenes to develop and manufacture our products. Elisha is the daughter of our head sewing machinist, Julie, which fits very well with our family ethos.
James has been taken on as a Cutter and will work closely with Matt, our Cutting Manager. He will be extensively trained in the different cutting methods we use, such as cutting by hand from a template or using one of our CNC machines to cut a cover from a digitised pattern. James comes from a printing background so does have some experience of using CNC machines but obviously we will bring him up to speed with our specific practices. Once fully trained, James will work independently and boost our production capacity.
We love our city (Bradford in West Yorkshire) and we love our customers so it makes us very happy indeed to be able to invest in both together. We hope you are as pleased with our continued expansion as we are and join us in welcoming Elisha & James to their new roles.