Meet the Team
Welcome to the Specialised Covers Management, Design and Customer Service team. We wanted to introduce them to you so you could put faces to the names. We however can't forget the vital Production team who without them none of this would happen. There are too many to list, but we are proud and grateful for all the work that they do and continuing the legacy of UK manufacturing being sonorous with great quality throughout the world. Our hard-working team strive to produce protective covers to fulfil our clients’ requirements and their pride in the work is a pleasure to work alongside. "Successful people are not gifted; They work hard, then succeed on purpose"
The Management team
Since I took over as Managing Director in 2018 my first objective was to create a Management Team of independent like-minded people who had the same values & work ethic, capable of supporting with skills in areas that I did not possess. Over the last few years which have been unusual to say the least it has bonded us further as a team and a family. Like all families we each play a different role with those of us who are hot headed and leap first and ask questions later to the methodical, processed driven mind set of others. We have criers and huggers and others that will run a mile at the thought of either but what we all have in common is the drive to succeed and ensure the legacy and growth of Specialised Covers.
We live by many quotes at Specialised, many not fit to be written down but one I personally believe in is " Courageous participation attracts positive things "
I have been MD for the last 3 years but part of the business since my parents started it 40 years ago. I wouldn't consider myself a traditional MD but love getting involved with multiple projects from design, website, marketing and our social media. My main passion though is for all thing interiors and equestrian which I hope to be able to incorporate into the business in the future. I also love spending time in the Lake Districts walking and kayaking with my two daughters and husband.
I joined Specialised in 2018 having known Katie for many years, she felt my skill set were what she needed to move the business forward. I come from a commercially results driven back-ground from my time within the competitive FMCG & retail industry. I take great pride in being part of, as well as managing, motivating, training & empowering a successful & productive team to deliver results. Passionate about growth be it with the business or me so always pushing myself with some physical challenge & planning an adventure.
Joining in 2019, coming from a financial background I can honestly say I knew little about manufacturing. That’s certainly not the case these days with my role not being that of a traditional Finance Manager but having a heavy involvement with all areas of the business & also managing the Customer Service team.
I’ve been part of Katies team for 3 years now, I joined after returning to the UK following 9 years living in the French Alpes and working in Geneva as Business Development Manager for the Travel Corporation. I have a passion for the whole sales journey and pride myself on providing the impeccable service our customers should expect. Its wonderful to be a part of such a positive, determined and likeminded group of individuals, I’m honoured to play a key role in the growth of Specialised Covers.
I joined Specialised back in 2014 following completion of my degree in Fashion Design. Managing the Design Team here is a real passion project for me – Not only do we have an incredibly talented and supportive team, but a rare opportunity to marry traditional tailoring techniques with digital design. Together with a personal love for beautiful cars, the varied workload and wonderful clients is what this job is all about. Is it really work if you’re having fun? If there's one thing I’ve learnt about working at Specialised Covers – It’s to expect the unexpected!
I joined the Specialised Covers family in 2019 coming from a pattern cutting and tailoring background in workwear and outerwear, following my diploma and degree in Fashion and Textiles. There is always a new and exciting contract or private order coming our way, be it a beautiful unreleased super car or a weird and wonderful one-off request. No two days are the same here and I love it, our team is creative, positive, and vibrant and make it even more of a great place to be.
I started my Specialised Covers journey in 2014, working across multiple departments, including both Sales and Cutting, before joining Design 3 years ago. As a car enthusiast, I bring a wealth of automotive knowledge and a lot of personality to the team! I am honoured to have followed in my uncle’s footsteps, who started the business 40 years ago, and to now have the pleasure of travelling across the globe to prestigious automotive manufacturers and seeing things many people would only dream of. If you want to talk cars – I’m your guy.
I joined Specialised Covers in 2020 after Graduating Brunel University with an Automotive Engineering Degree. Motorised vehicles are a passion of mine, coupling that with the chance to design and develop market leading products and technologies, turns Specialised Covers into an incredible opportunity that allows me to thrive within a rapidly expanding business. Every day is more exciting than the last.
I joined Specialised Covers in 2021, after completing my degree in Industrial Design at Loughborough University. I am working with a great team and already finding myself enjoyably challenged every week with the wide range of diverse projects. While allowing my knowledge and skillset in 2D and 3D CAD to develop further, but also for pushing innovation for future design and manufacturing processes for the business.
I am completing my placement year at Specialised Covers as a part of my Mechanical Engineering Degree at Aston University. As the newest addition to the team, I hope to bring a fresh perspective using the most recent and advanced design techniques available. Applying my passion for all things nautical and automotive, I aim to widen the horizons of Specialised Covers by venturing into unknown waters aided by my unique skillset and experiences.
Customer Service Executive
I have worked with Specialised for three years so far. During this time, I have worked in all aspects of manufacture from cutting, graphics and the design team, so I am well versed in our product knowledge. I have always had a love of stationery and organisation (who doesn’t love a list?!) so being the Customer Service Executive gives me an excuse to have all the daily planners! I love the sense of a job well done so providing the best customer care is always at the top of every list I make.
Customer Service Executive
I have recently returned to the Specialised Covers customer service team and it feels like I have never been away. Day to day it will be me or Jodie you speak to on the phones and we are always here to help support and guide our customers to the right solution for them.