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Expert in Ethical Trading, Sourcing, Supply Chain Development, Corporate Clothing and PPE

Expert ID: 729485 United Kingdom

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He has over 20 years experience in the textile and garment industry, ranging from the managing of knitting plants, garment making up factories in the UK,through the running of the North African plant for a UK workwear company.
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 Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: Msc Subject: Engineering Business Management Institution: Warwick University
Year: 1988 Degree: Bsc Subject: Textile Technology Institution: Trent Polytechnic

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
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

International Experience

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.

Additional Experience

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.
Vendor Selection
He has experince of working in UK, EU, Morocco,Pakistan and India.
Marketing Experience
He has written a number of background articles for, 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.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Mother Tongue
French Conversational

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