Expert in Ethical Trading, Sourcing, Supply Chain Development, Corporate Clothing and PPE
Expert ID: 729485 United Kingdom
In addition he has extensice knowledge of setting up textile plants in UK and EU, and specific knowledge of protective clothing.
He also has a range of manufacturing facilties in UK and a sourcing partnership with a Pakistan based company
His experince in UK manufacturinbg has always being supplying into the Marks and Spencer supply chain, with either knitwear or lingerie. This has given him a unique and detailed insight into the quality systems and procedures required in large scale textile and apparel maufacturing plants.
He has knowledge of ISO standards and how to implement and accredit to such standards.
He has established and managed sourcing operations in EU, North Africa and throughout Asia, this experince is in fabric and apparel, both fashion and technical textiles.
He is able to build long term relationships and has extensive experince of working in Pakistan.
He is currently employed by a Pakistan based sourcing agency to develop the EU marketHe is curently employed by a Bulgarain based PPE company to develop the UK marketEmployed by an Indian based rope manaufacturer to conduct analysis of EU marketSub-contracted by a Indian consultancy to conduct market entry programme for Indian based client
|Year: 1998||Degree: Msc||Subject: Engineering Business Management||Institution: Warwick University|
|Year: 1988||Degree: Bsc||Subject: Textile Technology||Institution: Trent Polytechnic|
|Years: 2003 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Managing Director||Department:||Responsibilities: He is currently employed as MD of a textile specialist consultancy based in UK.|
|Years: 2000 to 2003||Employer: Alexandra Workwear||Title: General Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He ran the North African operation which included own 350-strong making up unit plus working with 23 local sub-contractors.|
|Years: 1994 to 2000||Employer: Courtualds Lingerie||Title: Production Executive||Department:||Responsibilities: Managing of 2 factories supplying lingerie to M&S|
|Years: 1988 to 1994||Employer: Coats Viyella Knitwear||Title: General Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Managing of knitwear factories supplying knitwear to M&S|
|Years: 2003 to Present||Agency: UK Development Agency||Role: Manager||Description: He runs a regional funded programme to support textile companies in the NW of the UK.|
|Years: 2005 to 2008||Agency: UK Trade & Investment||Role: Export promotor||Description: He mamaged the UK wide export promotor programme to promote UK technical textiles|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2000 to 2003||Country / Region: Morocco||Summary: He lived and worked in Morocco running a workwear company, this involved living in the local community, working with local sub-contractors and implementing new prodcution and qc systems|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Country / Region: Pakistan||Summary: He worked with a Pakistan based sourcing agency to develop new EU markets in PPE, laundries and techncial textiles.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He is an expert trainer and deliverer of courses, with particular emphasis on new product development techniques, introduction to textiles and business development.|
|He has experince of working in UK, EU, Morocco,Pakistan and India.|
|He has written a number of background articles for just-style.com, World Textile Publications.
He has specific and current knowledge in technical textile development and industry trends.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Strategy development, business development, new product development techniques.
Advice on moving businesses forward.
Fields of Expertise
clothing industry, clothing manufacturing, fabric manufacturing, fire-resistant clothing, garment company startup, textile material, textile company startup, apparel quality control, textile quality control, European sourcing, international sourcing, garment contractor sourcing, textile product sourcing, industry standard, Far East sourcing, textile wet processing, carpet recycling, cotton finishing, fabric scouring, fiber modification, flame test, high-performance textile, circular knitting, textile standard, textile safety code, textile regulation, international textile standard, woven fabric surface property, woven fabric manufacturing, advanced composite, fabric construction product, fiber-reinforced composite, textile industry, duck fabric, yarn, woven fabric, industrial fabric, fiber processing, fabric, cotton fabric, cloth, apparel fabric