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A Warm Welcome to Elisha & James

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.

New Addition to the Protec Family

  

Not a day goes by here at Protec Covers when we aren't looking for new ways to improve our products and services. We've always been passionate about making sure our covers are the best they possibly can be because we truly believe that your caravan, motorhome, car or motorbike deserve the highest quality protection available. With this in mind, today we welcome Mandy Chattaway to our Product Development Team.

Mandy brings (say it quickly) 40 years experience in the sewing and tailoring industry to our production facility in Bradford, West Yorkshire, where she will be working closely with our two other recent additions, Matt and Beki. Although today is Mandy's first day, she has settled in really quickly and has already painstakingly produced an outdoor car cover for an upcoming project.

We asked Mandy for a few words for this article: "I've had a great first day. Everyone has been so welcoming and there's a real family spirit, it's one of the nicest places I've worked. I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into some exciting new projects". Obviously, we put her on the spot but still, it's a lovely thing to hear. 

As Mandy has said, there are a few exciting projects on the horizon for us so be sure to keep checking back here on the news section of our website for updates. You'll be the first to know.

2 Week Delivery

 

As the Autumn approaches and thoughts (reluctantly) turn to tucking up the caravan for the winter, you may be looking at the option of a tailored protective cover.  Every cover we make is made to order and inevitably, as the orders increase, the lead time for delivery can increase too. To help counter any potential waiting times, we are offering our customers a guaranteed 2 week delivery on all full caravan covers ordered up until 8th September, at no extra cost. So why not get ahead of the queues and give us a call today on 01274 780088 to place your order with one of our dedicated protective cover experts. 

Classic Camper Club Winner

Classic Camper, Classic Cover

 

The UK Classic Camper Club was founded in 1991 with the intention of bringing together like-minded classic motorhome enthusiasts. Just one year later, the Club hosted its first National Rally in Malvern and this weekend saw the 25th Anniversary Rally.

The winning line-up

Here at Protec, we love a camper van. Our founders, Keith & Anne, have been proud owners of many a camper over the years and still get out in their VW T5 on a regular basis. With campers so close to our heart, we were thrilled to be asked if we could sponsor the event and naturally jumped at the chance to be involved.

Mr. Hill and his Mk1 Ford Transit ERF Jennings Roadranger

Aside from sponsoring the plaques for each winner, we decided to go the extra mile and make a gift of a full storage cover to the owner of the camper judged to be ‘Best in Show’. That particular accolade was awarded to Paul Hill and his beautiful 1974 Ford Transit ERF Jennings Roadranger.