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 since 2018 but part of the business since my parents started it in 1981. 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 Specialised Covers in late 2021 after completing my Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. I have always been devoted to working with cars. Having spent two years as a designer in two university motorsports teams, I am delighted to find a career working with like-minded car enthusiasts with an appreciation for aesthetics. I’m excited to see what projects the future brings and to create new, innovative ideas for Specialised.
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.
Customer Service Assistant
I joined Specialised Covers last year after working within customer facing roles and customer account management. I can say I knew very little about cars, caravans and motorbikes when I first joined but with the help and support of everyone here, I have learnt so much and look forward to expanding my knowledge further and providing our customers with the best service.
Customer Service Assistant
I have recently joined the Specialised Covers Team having worked in Customer Service & Administration functions within both the banking and manufacturing industries. I hope to put my experience to good use helping and guiding our customers to find the ideal product for their much-loved vehicles whether that be a car, caravan, motorhome or motorbike. I am enjoying the challenge of gaining new knowledge in all these areas whilst hopefully contributing to the success of our team
I joined the Specialised Covers Team in July having worked in Graphics and creative sector I'm excited to support the team creating content and company graphics.
Zahra will be joining our team in Dec 2022 and we are looking forward to welcoming her to the team and learning from her unique skill set.
Sales Account Manager
I recently joined the Sales team at Specialised Covers after spending many years is in the Fashion Retail sector. Katie had met my dad at her daughters motorbike lesson where he is an instructor and thought we should chat !. With a love for anything that has an engine it’s pleasure to be surrounded by so many likeminded people and having the opportunity to work on so many diverse and exciting projects. I look forward to developing and nurturing all customer relationships to provide an outstanding service that we here at Specialised Covers pride ourselves on.